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Universal Announces The Purge 2 & Details

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 01:41

The Purge 2 is officially underway with director James DeMonaco returning for the sequel.

Universal released some official info with actor Zach Gilford adding some details.

The Purge debuted last year starring Ethan Hawke bringing in about $90 million.



Release: June 20, 2014

Genre: Thriller

Written and Directed by:  James DeMonaco

Produced by: Jason Blum, Sébastien Kurt Lemercier, Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller

The New Founding Fathers of America invite you to celebrate the annual Purge.  The sequel to 2013’s runaway sleeper hit will be released on Friday, June 20, 2014.  Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain,Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th). 

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Zach Gillford (via Fangoria):

I really liked THE PURGE. I thought it was cool. 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 doesn’t work. With this one, there’s none of the same characters, but it’s the same day of the year and it takes place in the city where there are no security systems and it’s 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.