"One night a year all crime is legal…can you survive the night?"
Here's a solid trailer for a terrific looking thriller called The Purge. The film has a crazy premise that focuses on a society where crime is legal for one night a year to let people vent their frustrations, and get as violent as they want. Everything seems like it's going to be good for one family until one of the kids screws it all up and puts the family in a very insane and scary situation. This is an intriguing idea for a movie, and it looks like they pulled it off! I think the film looks awesome!
It was written and directed by Assault on Precinct 13 and The Negotiator writer James DeMonaco, and it comes from the producing team that brought us Paranormal Activity and Sinister. The movie stars Ethan Hawk, Lena Headey, Rhys Wakefield, Max Burkholder, and Adelaide Kane.
If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The Purge is set to be released on May 31st. Hope you enjoy the trailer!