Check out the first poster for the fourth The Purge movie from Universal Studios and Blumhouse Productions.
The movie is titled The First Purge (previously said to be The Purge: Island) and is described as:
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.
The First Puge has a July 4, 2018 release directed by Gerard McMurray and written by James DeMonaco.
Director James DeMonaco is onboard the fourth The Purge time as writer-only and previously shared details with Vulture including it will have a 90 percent black cast described it as “the first experimental Purge.”
“I think [this] is the most crowd-pleasing of the films,” DeMonaco said. “It’s so kick ass in its third act. What’s fun, too, is there’s an anti-hero. More than the previous films, there’s a singular hero in this movie. This is one man’s journey, William, an anti-hero inspired by Eastwood in Unforgiven, so it’s this very cool, modern, kind of badass who redeems himself through the story.”
DeMonaco also offered some potential plot points in that this time around people are rounded up for money.
” I was wondering how you get people to stay for the first Purge, and what they do is they start monetizing it. People from Staten Island can easily go to Brooklyn for the evening, so what they do is start promising very decent sums of money for the very poor people in the neighborhood,” DeMonaco said . “It becomes a monetization of murder and violence, incentivizing killing and keeping people around for them to be victims. So you see the inception of how grotesque the idea of the Purge is, the manipulation upon the society… In fact, some people don’t think anything’s going to happen and then there’s this great twist [regarding] how they manipulate the evening.”