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Lawless Brutality Will Resume in Prequel ‘The First Purge’; Official Poster Makes a Statement

Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment.

Formerly titled Purge: The Island, this year’s installment in the Purge franchise will be a prequel to all of the previous films, and it now has the fitting title, The First Purge.

Behind every tradition lies a revolution in The First Purge, arriving July 4, 2018

“To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.  But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”

As for the poster, well, let’s just say it promises to make the franchise great again.

Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The PurgeThe Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get OutSplit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13Four Lovers).

The cast includes Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei.

The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), working from a screenplay once again written by DeMonaco.



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