The Purge 4
The film will be a prequel that will focus on the events that lead up to the very first Purge event. All in, The Purge franchise totals $315M at the global B.O. from combined production costs of $23M.
The currently untiled fourth The Purge will once again be helmed by franchise creator/writer/director James DeMonaco, and bring back producers Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Sébastien K. Lemercier.
Anarchy is pretty much everything you wanted the first movie to be, people actually on the fucking streets not inside their god damn house. As far as we remember its pretty much all new characters and just another year of the purge so you don't need to re-watch the first one
The Purge 4 - Release date
Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are moving forward with a third sequel to the pair’s Purge horror franchise, and have set a July 4, 2018 release date for the new installment.
We think there's definitely plenty to be offered in a film that explores what happens when The Purge has been ended and the backlash that was referenced at the end of the last movie begins--a chance to explore further the concept that the purge itself was an excuse for bad people to behave badly.
4 thoughts on “The Purge 4”
While Anarchy felt like an awesome throwback to the 80’s, Election Year was lackluster at best. It’s time for DeMonaco to really delve deep into his creative juices and go weird and wild. I want to see just how far they can take this concept – hopefully outside of the U.S. even…
Out of the US? That’s not the same as taking Jason out of camp or something…that’s kind of an assault on the concept. It’s presented as a uniquely American thing, and a commentary on the direction we are going (albeit an extreme one) in terms of class warfare.
The Purge is set up as a way to rid americans of the “undesirables” and underneath that, it is way for the “elite” to make money. That includes the poor and racial minorities and those too weak in one way or another to defend themselves. That is why the main cast of the first film are rich white suburbans (those who can afford protection, and actively engage in it as a game) and the cast of the sequels are a mix of racial minorities and the poor (those who cannot).
My point is that you are saying it shouldn’t be the focus, despite the fact that it IS the focus of the entire franchise and always has been. Its like saying magic shouldn’t be the focus of Harry Potter… Its a story about wizards. Social issues and politics is what The Purge is about.
And the group was predominantly minorities, who were living in the “ghetto” of their city. Remember, the white characters who were with them actually got stuck there on their way home. They didn’t live there. Part 3, I felt, was the culmination of everything the previous 2 had hinted it. And it needed to be that way or else the films get repetitive. We see the Purge from the stand point of three different groups: The privileged enough to survive it without a care (the rich white family in the first movie), those who must suffer it (the poor/minorities/unfortunate in the second) and the ones standing behind it (the government officials in the third). This was always apart of the world building of the purge. How do we know this? The setup of the antagonist in the first film: A bunch of rich white teens literally hunting a poor black man for sport. That was it right there. And then in the second? The “black panthers” fighting against the “System”.
I understand you saying they should tone it down, but without it we just have another generic horror movie where people are being killed for no rhyme or reason. The Purge has a rhyme and reason. I say this having had a very deep conversation about this with a man I really respected back when the first movie came out, and he pretty much called all of it: How the majority of people wouldn’t purge, the govt would be making money from it, how it actually would just be a tactic to kill the poor and thus minorities, and America would become more violent by way of it, not less violent. And all of those things were proven. Its why I’m so passionate about the film series, it offers a lot to discuss and analyze. Without that, the movie is just nothing.