I haven't even seen The Purge yet, I've heard from several people that it's a terrible movie. But, it was made on a $3 million budget and took in over $34 million at the box office over the weekend, so Blumhouse Productions is moving forward with a sequel. The news comes from the studio itself with a simple tweet stating, "The Purge 2 is in development."
There are no details on the project, and there's no word on if writer and director James De Monaco will be back to make the sequel, or which of the cast members of the original will be back, if any. All we know at this point is it's happening, and the studios hope to make another low budget film that will pay off for them.
Here's the official synopsis of the film currently in theaters:
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.
I assume that the sequel will focus on next year's Purge, with a different group of people caught in an insane situation of murder and survival.