After [The Purge: Anarchy](movie:995841) surpassed the original film's $91 million worldwide gross on its way to $110 million, development has begun on a THIRD INSTALLMENT.
True to Blumhouse modus operandi, the two Purge films had a combined budget of $12 million, and together have grossed $200 million worldwide.
DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first two, will write the third with an eye to direct his storyline about a land where one night of the year, murder is legal and terrible things happen to those unlucky enough to not be locked up tight in their homes.
“I never imagined that The Purge would become the phenomenon it has become,” DeMonaco told Deadline, “and I am thrilled to continue my collaboration with Blumhouse, Sebastien Lemercier, Platinum Dunes and the great team at Universal in building The Purge into a worldwide franchise.”
[The Purge](movie:765477) franchise is part of the wide ranging deal between fright factory Blumhouse and Universal, which was just extended a decade. A DECADE.