Universal Schedules The Fifth (And Final?) Film In 'The Purge' Franchise For Next July

Universal hopes horror fans are open to some further purging, as it has announced a fifth ‘The Purge’ movie to be released on July 10, 2020.  But this won’t just be a continuation of the brand.  As the creator of the franchise, James DeMonaco, who is penning the screenplay, has previously stated, this is the end of the series.  Once again, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are producing.  Specifically, Jason Blum produces along with Man in a Tree Duo DeMonaco and Sébastien K. Lemercier (‘Assault on Precinct 13’, ‘The Purge’ TV series) and Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.  James DeMonaco directed each of the movies, with the exception of the most recent, ‘The First Purge’, which was helmed by Gerard McMurray.

‘The Purge’ movies are extremely cheap to produce and so far, have generated $456M worldwide.  Except for the first, the previous pictures have also opened in July and done well.  The last two also took on a heavier political tone, which is fitting for the month of Independence Day.  Ethan Hawke, and Lena Headey starred in the first picture, while Frank Grillo starred in ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and ‘The Purge: Election Year’.

In addition to the films, ‘The Purge’ has become a TV series, which airs on USA.  The first season consisted of ten episodes and was the show as renewed for a second installment.

Last fall, DeMonaco said:

“I think I’m going to write it.  I think it’s a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.”

Are you a fan of this franchise?  How would you like to see it brought to an end?


Source: Deadline