Early today Trump exclaimed that it would take a “major event” to pull people together. Horrifying I know, which is what makes the next installment of The Purge so timely. You see, The First Purge will go back to the beginning, to the inaugural “event” that unified a Nation. Oh, and did I mention that it directly references the Trump administration? Universal Pictures just shared the first teaser, timed perfectly to Trump’s first State of the Union, in which a propaganda campaign sells “The Purge” to Americans: “Dad, I wanna Purge too.” Holy shit, talk about the perfect storm.
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 Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get Out, Split), 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 13, Four 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.