Blumhouse Already Preparing For ‘The Purge 2′

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TheWrap reports that Warner Bros.’ “Entourage” movie, cable network FX’s “Justified” and CBS Studios’ relocating “King & Maxwell” are among the 31 projects picked by lottery to receive tax credits from the California Film Commission’s $100 million allocation, the commission revealed Tuesday.

Also hiding within the aforementioned list is The Purge 2, a sequel to Universal Pictures, Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse’s home invasion thriller opening in theaters this Friday.

As of this writing, critics appear to be mixed on the slasher – here’s my review – that takes viewers to an America wracked by crime, where the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. It’s unclear how well the film will perform, but they clearly are gearing up for production on its followup, which could really use a boost on the film’s scope, exiting the cliche Blumhouse-house-based thriller.

James DeMonaco directs the first film, opening this weekend, which stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller, and Rhys Wakefield.

  • djblack1313

    shouldn’t they wait to see how the first PURGE movie does?

  • Malek ahmar

    best gore movies

    I would wait purge 2 i like it so much every time i look at the mask it remembers me with V-anditaa movie :P

  • Zombie-Killa

    Kind of off topic, but I’ve been thinking about something regarding The Purge……the guy the kid decides to save in the trailers. He MUST’VE done something bad, I mean REALLY bad for so many people to come after him, AND go to such lengths to try and kill him, and the family, who’s protecting him. Just a wild guess and a hunch, but if I had to guess, that’s going to be the big twist in the movie. The kid, Lena Headey, and Ethan Hawke are going to feel like such dumbasses, because they’re putting their lives on the line to save a scumbag. Again, just speculating. And I didn’t read Mr. D’s review on The Purge (nothing personal Mr. D. Haven’t read any other reviews on The Purge, because I REALLY want to see it, and I don’t want to take the risk of spoiling anything).

    As far as The Purge 2 goes…..Eh. I guess I’d watch. Have to see how much I enjoy the first film, which strangely enough, I’m dying to see after constantly mocking the premise on here. lol.

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      You may be right about the film having a twist, but as for the guy running from the bad guys, I think he’s just a homeless person. I’ve read that the villains of the movie are prep school kids who hunt the homeless and the poor during the Purge, so that would explain their large group. But it’s possible that he did something really bad that will be used as a twist.

      • Zombie-Killa

        “I’ve read that the villains of the movie are prep school kids who hunt the homeless and the poor during the Purge, so that would explain their large group.”

        That makes sense, because when you look at the trailers, the people, who are ready to kill Ethan Hawke, the guy, and his family are well-dressed and clean cut. SO that could be apart of some conspiracy for rich people to murder for fun. You know, something like Hostel and Hostel II (haven’t seen III yet).

        Ugh, I need to stop speculating, or I might ruin the movie for everyone else and myself! lol.

  • Aaron Emery

    I haven’t heard much positive feedback about ‘The Purge’ yet. This may be a fairly premature statement.

    • Zombie-Killa

      Without clicking on the link, because again, I don’t want to read any reviews, I can clearly see a positive tomato (in the 60% range) on Rotten Tomatoes. Then again, Evil Dead was like, in the 80% range, and it plummeted to the 60% range on the release date.