The screenplay for The Purge was phenomenal. The movie was not.
Its sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, however, was pure 80’s-style action/revenge film bliss, partially so because of star Frank Grillo.
The sequel took it to the streets with Grillo’s character, letting viewers witness the events of the annual Purge outside of a house. Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of The Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins.
Now, according to Variety, Grillo will be back for The Purge 3, which also brings the return of series creator James DeMonaco to write and direct the latest sequel.
Our own personal hope is that they tell an origin story, or head to another settings, although Grillo’s return likely sets this as a direct sequel.
The films take place in a future where there is one day each year when all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period, described by the government as “The Purge.”
The Purge 3 is set to bow on July 1, 2016