However you felt about the horror hit THE PURGE, there's no denying that the basic concept is interesting enough that it's worth giving it another go. (I personally didn't much care for the film, but I'm kind of eager to see if they can get it right next time.) By virtue of the fact that it made a bunch of money on its opening weekend, we're going to get to see an attempt at a better version of the all-bets-are-off story with THE PURGE 2, which is currently in production with James DeMonaco writing and directing again. The plot details have been under wraps since the film was announced, but thanks to actor Zack Gilford, in an interview with Fangoria, we have learned just a little bit about the upcoming sequel.
Here's what Gilford told the site:
With the sequel, I thought they had a really great way to do a sequel because the first one took place in an upscale suburb with what happens to a family there when their security system doesnít work. With this one, thereís none of the same characters, but itís the same day of the year and it takes place in the city where there are no security systems and itís just like a war zone where people are just trying to survive. So I thought it was pretty interesting to take that concept and to look at it from a different angle."
There you have it: THE URBAN PURGE. The only real question I have is, how will they fit those marketable masks into the sequel?
In addition to Gilford, THE PURGE 2 stars Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Kiele Sanchez and Keith Stanfield. It's set to open on June 20th.