After 'The Purge' became a summer horror sensation with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, Blumhouse Productions was ready for 'The Purge 2.' Though the film had a perfect formula applicable to various side stories, details on where the story would take us next proved scarce. Fortunately, one of the new stars has opened up and revealed our first tidbits on the next annual Purge.
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'The Purge 2' is due out in June next year, so it's going to have to work quickly to make that release date. The film has just started casting, and Frank Grillo has signed on to play the lead.
After making bank on the first installment for such a relatively small production budget, Universal quickly signed off on 'The Purge 2.' So what date should we be sharpening our best blades for? Get ready because the next Purge will commence in eight months.
When 'The Purge' opened to $34 million earlier this year, 'The Purge 2' became inevitable. Produced for only $3 million, the sci-fi-tinged home-invasion movie is one of the biggest hits of the year so far, second only to 'The Conjuring' when it comes to horror. If you were hoping 'The Purge 2' would come together quickly, you're in luck: the film is racing through development and original writer/director James DeMonaco has signed on to return.
This weekend 'The Purge' made $34 million at the box office. As the film had a production budget of $3 million, that means the film started to turn a profit less than a day after it was released. So it's no surprise that they're moving forward with a sequel.
For the second week in a row, a David has taken down a Goliath. Last week, a little magician thriller handily derailed a Will Smith juggernaut and this week, the tiny horror film 'The Purge' took 'The Internship' down a peg or a dozen. We're one month in and this summer movie season has already given us plenty of surprises at the box office.
Another summer weekend, another battle for the top spot. This time it's the low-budget horror flick 'The Purge' against the Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy 'The Internship.' So which film will be getting your dough?
If you spend any time talking to an evolutionary psychologist, you may come away feeling depressed. We are beastly, horrible creatures whose brutal nature may still be a few steps behind our notions of morality. (One neuroscientist, Sam Harris, argues that we don't even possess free will – not because of any theological notions of predestination, but because we are not yet equipped to master the synaptic responses in our brain which build from environmental factors.) The “New Founding Fathers” in the sci-fi/horror/thriller/whatsit picture 'The Purge' seem to agree with all this, or at least use it as an excuse to implement their very unique (okay, far-fetched) plan to pacify the American public.
Yes, the summer blockbuster season is just getting started, but let's not forget another beloved genre: horror. Horror fans have just as much to look forward to as fans of geek properties in 2013. We've got a list of our most anticipated horror films for the rest of the year -- films promising spooks and scares, blood and gore, and all manner of things that get under our skin. Read on for trailers and info on all the horror films you should be looking forward to in 2013... if you dare.
A few weeks ago, we talked about our most anticipated films of the upcoming Summer movie season. It was full of the usual suspects: 'Pacific Rim,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'Man of Steel' and all of the other movies that you're already planning to see three...