The Purge appropriately returns this Independence Day with its fourth installment, The First Purge. Universal Pictures has revealed The First Purge poster, featuring an image of a familiar-looking red cap with the title.
The Purge series is a political dystopian drama set in a future United States where the New Founding Fathers, in an attempt to reduce crime, sanction 12 hours each year during which all crime is legal, called “the purge.” In the last three installments, the purge is well under way and ingrained into the psyches and culture of the American people but, unlike the other films, The First Purge explores the phenomena’s origin.
Press release below:
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.
To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get Out, Split), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).
The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), working from a screenplay once again written by DeMonaco. www.thefirstpurge.com
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