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The Trailer For 'The First Purge' Has Been Released And OMG

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The Trailer For 'The First Purge' Has Been Released And OMG

Good Lord! As if the first three Purge films weren't incredible, the fourth instalment looks goddamn amazing.

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The trailer has just been released and it shows the concept of 'The Purge' being enacted for the first time, which allows people to commit any crime they want in a 12 hour window without justice.

The original movie plunged audiences in an environment where 'The Purge' had been around for years, but the creators of the franchise have taken us all the way back to the start to see how characters reacted to absolute merciless murder.

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It's brought in by the totalitarian political party the New Founding Fathers of America as a sociological experiment that aims to lower the crime rate across the year. Sure enough, the test gets out of control and all hell breaks loose.

Credit: Universal
Credit: Universal

Writer James DeMonaco has previously told Vulture: "I was wondering how you get people to stay for the first Purge, and what they do is they start monetising it.

"So you see the inception of how grotesque the idea of the Purge is, the manipulation upon the society. That's where it becomes, sadly, I think, very topical right now with the current administration.

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"I think of all the movies, it's definitely the most topical. It really is a creepy reflection of what's happening right now. The bad serendipity is something I think people will be intrigued [by], to say the least, and scared and saddened by."

DeMonaco has directed, as well as written, the last three Purge films, however, he's handing over the directorial role to Gerard McMurray.

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But as he gears up for the fourth movie of the very lucrative franchise, he's also working on a Purge TV show. DeMonaco says he's looking forward to slowing down the plot and exploring how each character feels about the annual purge and what life was like before the transition.

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He adds that the TV show will be about seven or eight years after the first purge, and that characters from the movies will be making an appearance. He said: "There's so much political craziness in this world that there's always more purging to be done."

The fourth movie of the franchise will be released in America on Independence Day (July 4th).

While the three movies to date have received mixed reviews from critics, they've managed to pull in more than $319 million at the global Box Office, despite being made from a $22 million budget.

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Topics: TV and Film, The Purge, US Entertainment

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