Can Ethan Hawke Survive Criminal Christmas in 'The Purge' Trailer?
"Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them." In an alternate version of America, the government allows a 12-hour period each year called The Purge in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. The police can't be called and hospitals won't even help people. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey find themselves tested to see how far they will go to protect their family from criminals getting their jollies. There are parts of this first trailer reminiscent of The Strangers, and at the very least, it's a really cool sci-fi sort of concept with some horror thrown in. Watch!
Here's the first trailer for James DeMonaco's The Purge, originally from Apple:
The Purge is written and directed by James DeMonaco. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family (led by Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey) wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. Universal sends the film to theaters May 31st this summer.