A red ballcap reading not “Make America Great Again” but instead “The First Purge” is the lone image on the teaser poster for the fourth The Purge film. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions just released the teaser poster which confirms the horror film’s official title. Universal and Blumhouse also confirmed the next entry in The Purge series will follow along with the franchise’s tradition of a summertime release, targeting a planned July 4, 2018 theatrical release date.
The First Purge was directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) with franchise creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, and The Purge: Election Year) once again writing the screenplay. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (the Insidious film series, the Paranormal Activity film franchise, Get Out, Split), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series), and DeMonaco’s producing partner Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) are producing The Purge prequel. Steve Molen, Jeanette Volturno, and Couper Samuelson are on board as executive producers.
The cast of The First Purge includes Y’Lan Noel (The Hustle), Lex Scott Davis (Training Day the series), Joivan Wade (EastEnders), Luna Lauren Velez (How to Get Away with Murder), and Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Empire).
The Plot: 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.