To be honest, I’m happy enough that there is going to be another The Purge, the fact that Frank Grillo may possibly be back on board is just the icing on the cake.
James DeMonaco is already confirmed to be returning as Writer/Director but is keeping massively tight lipped about the plot… damn you DeMonaco. Regardless, the film is set to be a good one. The Purge is one of the few films where it could be argued that the sequel far surpasses the original, and hopefully they’ll manage to build on this with their third outing.
The films revolve around the concept that for one day a year (12 hours to be exact) citizens are allowed to purge, and commit any crime that they wish. If you want to murder, beat and commit atrocious crimes, than the purge, my friends, is the night to do it. The concept itself is a strong one, and leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Hinting at the idea that society improves if people are allowed to purge (purging means that crime rates drop in general, and often poor people are eradicated), the film tackles a range of subjects such as loyalty. humanity and politics, to name a few. Basically, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the sort of film that we could be seeing.
In The Purge: Anarchy, Grillo played tough guy Leo Barnes. Barnes was the unconventional hero, originally a purger he ended up saving a hell of a lot of lives, and helping innocents who found themselves stranded on the ruthless streets of Los Angeles. If Grillo were to reprise his role, than we could also be seeing a lot more of Michael K. Williams’ as Carmelo Johns, whose character arc could possibly be getting an expansion. Yay. The best part of all of this is that the film should be hitting our screens in less than a year, July 1 2016, to be exact.