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.
"I never imagined that The Purge would become the phenomenon it has become, and I am thrilled to continue my collaboration with Blumhouse, Sebastien Lemercier, Platinum Dunes and the great team at Universal in building The Purge into a worldwide franchise."
The Purge earned $89.3 million worldwide during its theatrical run last summer from just a $3 million budget, with this year's follow-up The Purge: Anarchy taking in $108.7 million globally from a $9 million budget. Both movies featured completely different cast members, although it isn't known if the follow-up will go with an entirely new set of actors or not.
Back in June, Blumhouse and Universal set three release dates for unspecified horror projects on September 25, 2015, January 8, 2016 and October 21, 2016. It remains to be seen if The Purge 3 will be occupying one of these release dates.