When The Purge debuted in 2013, no one could have imagined that the $3 million budget thriller would go on to become the mammoth franchise that it has, but James DeMonaco’s idea catapulted into a franchise that now spans five films and a TV series.
The previous entry in the film franchise, The First Purge, took us back to the beginnings of the event where for one night every year crime becomes legal in the United States (and by crime we’re mostly referring to violence and murder).
Now the studio has dropped the trailer for the upcoming The Forever Purge, which takes us back into the present day of the timeline, following up after the events of 2016’s The Purge: Election Year. If you remember, in that film the Purge was finally disbanded, seemingly eradicating its evil from the country forever. Of course, this is America, and The Forever Purge shows us that resistance to that decision remains, with violent and aggressive Purge supporters now angrier than ever and looking to take out that rage somewhere.
The Forever Purge was written by DeMonaco, who has written all five entries into the film franchise. While DeMonaco directed the first three films, he stepped out of the director chair for The First Purge, which was directed by Gerard McMurray. Everardo Gout is stepping in to helm The Forever Purge.
The film stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Will Patton, Leven Rambin, and Cassidy Freeman.
Check out the first trailer for The Forever Purge below, and see the film In theaters starting July 2nd, timed for July 4th just as the previous two films have been: