I thought the best thing about THE PURGE: ANARCHY was the character played by Frank Grillo, a father-in-mourning and man of action who really reminded me of The Punisher. I enjoyed watching him fight his way through ANARCHY, and it's great to see that the character will once again be front and center in THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR.
Judging from the new trailer, which can be viewed below, ELECTION YEAR seems to be very much along the lines of ANARCHY, its story taking place on the streets of a city embracing the madness of Purge Night, and it looks like this may be the craziest entry in the series yet.
Written and directed by THE PURGE creator James DeMonaco, ELECTION YEAR has the following synopsis:
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn... or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Grillo's co-stars include Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Raymond J. Barry, and Edwin Hodge.
Universal will be releasing the Blumhouse/Platinum Dunes production into theatres on July 1st.