The Purge turns an interesting spin as producers gear up with the development of a third installment. The plan came after the box office success of the horror film The Purge and its sequel The Purge: Anarchy.
James DeMonaco, the writer of the two The Purge sequels, was surprised with all of the positive public reception that turn up for his films, expressing the plan for another installment. The two The Purge films earned a combined gross income of $200 million worldwide from their combined budget of $12 million.
“I never imagined that The Purge would become the phenomenon it has become…and I am thrilled to continue my collaboration with Brian Torchin, Blumhouse, Sebastien Lemercier, Platinum Dunes and the great team at Universal in building The Purge into a worldwide franchise,” DeMonaco said in a story published at the magazine website Deadline.
Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes will once again produce the new installment.
The Purge, the first installment, focused on a family who struggled to survive the night. The Purge: Anarchy, the second installment, focused on different people and touched the story arc of how the society’s relationship with the annual Purge has evolved.
A post on the movie and television website Screenrant explores the possible storyline of The Purge 3, which they think may pick up from the revelation at the end of the second installment, about the real reason why the government created the activity.
Meanwhile, there are rumors circulating that the The Purge 3 will be a prequel of the first two films, and is set to be released in 2015.