If you're like me, you're counting down the days until THE PURGE: ANARCHY arrives in theaters (it's 10, to be exact). I've been looking for a good--or at least entertaining--horror to see on the big screen this summer, and I am hoping this one's it. You may already know that we have a new set of victims lined up for this second installment (remember: Ethan Hawke's character was, ahem, purged in the last film and I assume we'll hear about what ever became of his family in this new story).
Writer/director James DeMonaco returns to lead the impressive new cast, which includes Frank Grillo (End of Watch, Zero Dark Thirty), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under, Final Destination 2), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years a Slave) and Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12)--all of whom I am huge fans. Aside from the great cast, I kinda love the idea of this franchise becoming the new yearly horror (taking over from past hits Saw and Paranormal Activity); it gives it a very eerie, close-to-home vibe that I appreciated from the last one. Here's a little more on the upcoming film:
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013's sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy.
Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
As Mindy Kaling tweeted recently, "Wait am I dumb, isn't the Purge always anarchy?"I can only imagine what they'll bring to the table with this one, and how they will make it more chaotic than the last film. But I am here for it. My only question is: Who will survive this one--anybody?
Check out a few new images from the film below, and get ready for THE PURGE: ANARCHY in theaters July 18th.