What–and who–will be purged this time?
The Purge 6 (or whatever this entry of the franchise will be called) is moving forward, with the screenplay already written by series creator James DeMonaco, who this week gave an update on the next film.
It’s unclear when production will start on the sixth installment, but DeMonaco–during a recent interview with Variety–said the new feature “is not completely different from previous movies, but it’s a new America that we’re entering.”
As DeMonaco explained, in The Forever Purge, America “kind of collapsed, and it’s really kind of mapped itself according to different ideologies. The states are based on sexuality, religion and ideology. So, we’ve broken apart, and the state of discord is at its worst. We enter The Purge in that world.”
A key cast member expected to return for this sixth film is Frank Grillo, who played Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. Grillo said this script “focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and DeMonaco wants to direct it. We’re trying to see if we can pull this off before I’m in the old folks’ home.”
The original 2013 The Purge–written and directed by DeMonaco–is set in a dystopian America that celebrates an annual holiday called The Purge–when all crime (including murder) is legal for a 12-hour period.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Purge 6.