After futuristic horror-thriller The Purge dominated at the weekend box office, it should come as no surprise to learn that Universal is looking to move ahead with The Purge: Anarchy. According to Variety, (The Purge, Insidious) is back on board to produce the sequel, although there's no word yet if writer/director will return.
The Purge has been a commercial smash-hit, grossing a massive $34.1 million in its opening weekend (a record for original R-rated horror), despite working off a $3 million budget. Much of the movie's success can be attributed to its well-thought out and faultlessly-executed social media and viral marketing campaign, plus the The Purge's unique premise; what would happen if all crime was made legal for one night per year?
I thought the concept of The Purge was really interesting and after an intriguing set-up the movie moved into the more familiar waters of a well-executed home-invasion movie. I would like to see The Purge 2 perhaps widen its scope and take a look at the implications of a night of lawlessness and its implications on society.
And lots of stabbing. I would also like to see lots of stabbing.
I'd like to hear your opinion on this. Are you excited about The Purge 2?