James DeMonaco

‘Purge 3’ Is Happening with Original Director James DeMonaco

‘Purge 3’ Is Happening with Original Director James DeMonaco

After writing and directing back-to-back low-budget hits with last year's The Purge and this summer's The Purge: Anarchy, filmmaker James DeMonaco has been set to write The Purge 3, with an eye to direct as well.

No story details were given, but the first two movies were set during the annual "purge," a 12-hour period where all crime in America is legal, including murder. Sebastien Lemercier will return to produce, alongside Blumhouse Prodcution's Jason Blum and Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form.

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‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Cast and Crew Interviews | EXCLUSIVE

‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Cast and Crew Interviews | EXCLUSIVE

Survive the night! Director James DeMonaco follows up on his horror smash hit The Purge with The Purge: Anarchy. The action packed sequel stars veteran actor Frank Grillo as a bereaved father out for revenge. His quest takes a heroic turn when he encounters a group of terrified people caught in the purge. Carmen Ejogo and Michael K. Williams co-star in a much different film than the original. Riddled with blood, bullets and filled with social commentary, The Purge: Anarchy is sure to slay the box office. Check out our exclusive interviews with Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo and Michael K. Williams and writer-director James DeMonaco for The Purge: Anarchy, which hits theaters July 18.

The Purge is a night where all crime is legal and all hospitals, fire stations, poison control centers and police stations in the United States are closed down for 12 hours. In 2023, a year after The Purge of 2022, a couple named Shane and Liz, are driving to one of their sister's house in Los Angeles to wait out the Purge when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences, and they flee from masked attackers on motorcycles and minibikes. Meanwhile, Leo Barnes goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter, Eva and Cali, run into the night after an unknown group of well-equipped assailants break into their tenement. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night.

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Writer-Director James DeMonaco Returns for ‘The Purge 2’

Writer-Director James DeMonaco Returns for ‘The Purge 2’

James DeMonaco, who made the successful low-budget thriller The Purge, is coming back to write and and direct The Purge 2.

We first reported on the sequel back in June, when Jason Blum signed on to produce for Blumhouse Productions through his first-look deal at Universal Pictures. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to co-produce the follow-up.

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