"Unemployment is at 1% and crime is at an all-time low, because one night a year all crime is legal." Does this ring a bell? It was the very original concept of The Purge. While the film focused on allowing anyone in society to kill or assault whoever gets in their way, the film also played like a simple home-invasion thriller. Now, the film's getting a sequel.
As Variety reports, director is returning to write and direct the second part of the sci-fi thriller. It comes as no big surprise, since the original (starring and ) was a major hit with $87 million this year in global box office (and it was produced on a $3 million budget.) Universal made up its mind about the sequel after The Purge had scored an impressive $34 million on its opening weekend.
Blumhouse will produce it through a first-look deal with Universal. The film is in line to receive a $2.25 million tax credit from the state of California that would cover up 25 % of the budget. Shooting could possibly start at the end of the year.
We still don't know who will return from the original film, but we hope they find a way to stick in or .