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.
No story details have been given for the sequel. The original starred Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane as a family trying to survive the annual Purge, the one night a year in a future America where all crime is legal for 12 hours. Edwin Hodge and Rhys Wakefield co-starred in the thriller, which earned $87 million worldwide from just a $3 million production budget.
Our story from June also reveals that the production is set to receive $2.25 million in tax credits from the state of California. However, the movie must begin production by the end of this year to receive the credit. Since no cast members have officially signed on yet, it seems unlikely that production will begin before 2014.