‘The Purge 3’ Will Pit Frank Grillo Against the System
Where The Purge was a bit more of an intimate, home invasion-style thriller, The Purge: Anarchy expanded the sandbox with Frank Grillo’s Sergeant, a man out for revenge who gets unwittingly caught up in saving the lives of other people instead. Last week we learned that Grillo will be back for The Purge 3, and while a formal plot has yet to be revealed, the actor teases more political elements and a very dangerous mission.
Grillo was on hand at the TCA ’15 panel for his new TV series Kingdom, after which Collider caught up with him to ask about The Purge 3. The actor reveals that they’ll begin production this fall, and though he wasn’t the biggest fan of the first Purge film, he agreed to do the sequel(s) because the scripts were so great. With regards to The Purge 3, Grillo says it’s “political,” and offers up some hints about the plot:
You get to see where he came from, his origin, how this has affected him, and what he does to make some changes about it. He was involved in law enforcement at a high level, and he gets involved with somebody else who’s also politically charged, and they go after the system. It’s really interesting. It’s like a really good old school B-movie, like Death Wish, or one of those Clint Eastwood westerns. It’s that kind of thing.
That “somebody else” is Michael K. Williams’ character, who briefly appeared in the second film as the leader of a group of rebels trying to fight back against the upper-class folks who were paying big money to make theatrical productions out of killing other citizens.
Although there are no official plot details yet, it looks like Grillo and Williams will be teaming up to fight The New Founding Fathers of America in an all-out and action-packed class war. That should prove for an interesting installment in the franchise.
The Purge 3 hits theaters on July 1, 2016.