It was back in 2013 when the first annual Purge appeared. A very interesting concept, a new version of the sentence “maybe a war is what we need”. Our society is broken, we are over-populated, poverty is a serious issue, and hate is in the air. What would happen if once a year all crime was permitted? From stealing in your local grocery shop to commit murder. Nothing would be prosecuted, no crime would be punished. People could turn the page on some annoying situations, although the ones with a really rotten inside could just set free to their horrific primary instincts. Anything could happen.
This is the premise of the first entry of the saga, The Purge (2013). Through the 4 movies we have seen different points of view of what is to live the Purge, from a wealthy family trying to escape a home invasion on that very special day, low-class families trying to survive a real little-scale racist genocide, and the group of politicians that came out with the controversial Purge idea. This year, a new entry in the saga is coming up with a change of plans. What if all the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end? Welcome to The Forever Purge (2021).
James DeMonaco, the creator of the saga and writer-director of some of the movies, is the author of the screenplay for The Forever Purge (2021). Everardo Gout, co-creator of the Mars (2016–2018) TV series, has been in charge of directing.
Josh Lucas (She Dies Tomorrow (2020)), Ana de la Reguera (Army of the Dead (2021)), and Cassidy Freeman (Smallville (2001–2011)) lead the main cast that is completed with Will Patton, Leven Rambin, Veronica Falcón, Susie Abromeit, Alejandro Edda, Tenoch Huerta, and Anthony Molinari.
Produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, The Forever Purge (2021) is set for a theatrical release by Universal Pictures on June 2, 2021, after some delays because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can watch its trailer.