Updated with stills and the official poster: Universal Pictures just released the trailer for The Purge: Anarchy, a movie that thankfully takes place in the streets during the chaos of the event! I’m kind of wondering if the shorthand in the car about how “no one will help them tonight” is only for the trailer, since it starts out kind of trying to hide the fact that this is a Purge movie until the now famous voiceover kicks in.
Aside from that, I’m very glad that this movie doesn’t take place inside a house. It’s also nice to see that we’re getting a wider sampling of what the various criminal participants are up to. The Purge is a really interesting concept and it seems like the sequel is setting itself up to explore it more thoroughly. I’m definitely optimistic.
The film hits theaters June 20th. Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Keith Stanfield all star.
Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers), Brad Fuller (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street).