We were all originally planning on checking out the latest home invasion flick, THE PURGE, out of Universal on May 31st but the film has gone through a minor release date change. It will be slightly delayed and pushed to the new date of June 7th which will move the film away from opening up against AFTER EARTH and will now see it going against THE INTERNSHIP.
If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
Directed by James DeMonaco, THE PURGE stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder.