The Fifth Purge Movie Will Be Released Next Summer

The fifth movie in the Purge franchise will hit cinemas on 10 July 2020, Universal has announced.

As yet the movie doesn't have a title and no plot has been revealed, what we do know is that James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first four movies, is at the helm.

The fifth movie looks likely to be the last in the franchise. Credit: Universal Pictures
The fifth movie looks likely to be the last in the franchise. Credit: Universal Pictures

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about a fifth movie last year, he said: "I have it in my head. I think I'm going to write it. I think it's a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I'm very excited.

"When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home."

The first movie was released in 2013, followed by The Purge: Anarchy in 2014, The Purge: Election Year in 2016 and the 2018 prequel The First Purge.

The movies tell the story of a 12-hour period of lawless in the US, when residents can do whatever they want without legal consequence for one night only. Weirdly, it seems as though most people opt to go on a manic killing spree rather than, I don't know, looting their local Walmart.

The films have been a huge financial success, grossing more than $456million (£354m) worldwide and from what DeMonaco has said previously it seems as though the fifth film will be the last.

But fans of the movies needn't be too downhearted, because The Purge TV show has been renewed for a second season.

Back in November - not long after the season one finale aired, in fact - executive producer Jason Blum shared the news, saying: "James DeMonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he created for season one of The Purge truly resonated with audiences in a significant way.

We are thrilled to embark on season two and can't wait to bring more of James' vision to USA and fans of The Purge."

No release date has been revealed yet, but it's expected to be sometime in 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Claire Reid

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