Just when you thought The Purge: Election Year would be the final installment of the film series, think again!
Film series creator James DeMonaco has confirmed that not only is there an official fourth film in the series, but it will serve as a prequel entitled The Purge: The Island, with the sub-titular “Island” referring to Staten Island, New York, where the film will be set.
Not only that, DeMonaco has confirmed that the film will be released on July 4, 2018. The only catch is he will not be directing it but rather the film will be helmed by Gerald McMurray with DeMonaco writing the script, which revolves around the first experimental Purge, the one night of the year where all crime is legal, including murder.
DeMonaco had this to say about what to expect in the film:
“It’s so kick ass in its third act,” he said. “What’s fun too is there’s an anti-hero. More than the previous films, there’s a singular hero in this movie. This is one man’s journey, William, an anti-hero [who] was inspired by Eastwood in Unforgiven, so it’s this very cool, modern kind of badass who redeems himself through the story.”
DeMonaco is also working on a Purge television series, which will serve as bridges between the film series.
Look for The Purge: The Island and The Purge television series in 2018.