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Highly Political ‘The First Purge’ Trailer Brings Out the Good and Evil In Everyone

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

Universal Pictures has just shared the first official trailer for The First Purge, which takes us back to the very beginning. While it boasts a similar setup, it does introduce a new angle – the government has found a way to justify genocide. It’s highly political and socially relevant to a lot of what’s going on in today’s news, which usually makes for a solid horror movie. Politics aside, the trailer shows there are some unique new costume designs and they’re going super raw with some of the weaponry.

Here’s a look at the Nation being reborn…

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

“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.”

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

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).


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