I have to admit that I’ve never seen the first ‘Purge’ movie. When the second installment came out, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ I again didn’t pay attention. It wasn’t until I heard that Frank Grillo’s character in ‘Anarchy’ was very reminiscent of the Punisher that I said to myself “Maybe I should see this”. I finally caught the movie, and I was pleasantly surprised at how spot on the connection was to Frank Castle and how good the movie was. They only thing I would have like to see is a little more outta the “Warriors” like gangs roving the city. Well, ‘The Purge: Election Year’ looks to have heard my silent plea because the new trailer really delivers the messed up “gangs in costumes” thing. AND stars Frank Grillo again as the ass kicking dispenser of justice not named The Punisher.
Have a look…
Here’s the official synopsis…
Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ “The Purge: Election Year” reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Once again returning to collaborate with franchise creator James DeMonaco on “The Purge: Election Year” are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (“Insidious” and “Ouija” series, “The Visit”), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Ouija” series, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), and writer/director DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (“Assault on Precinct 13,” “Four Lovers”).
Election day ain’t waiting ’til November this year, it’s July 4, 2016.