Universal Sending 'The Purge' Sequel to Theaters in Summer of 2014
by Ethan Anderton
November 20, 2013
Earlier this month, we learned that James DeMonaco was returning to write and direct a sequel to The Purge, this year's high concept horror thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Produced by Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchise's Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Production banner on a budget of $3 million, the film went on to make nearly $90 million. Now Universal has announced that The Purge 2, which is just beginning production next month, has a release date of June 20th, 2014. That's a quick turnaround, but the first film was cheap, so it doesn't require a long post-production period. Read on!
As of now, we don't know if the film will have a different title, but when DeMonaco was revealed to return to the film, Bloody Disgusting pointed out something interesting before news of the director's return was confirmed. They note that Production Weekly tweeted that a film called The Zone was going to start shooting in Los Angeles in December. Coincidentally, the film is being produced by Jason Blum and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production banner and will be distributed by Universal with DeMonaco writing and directing. We still don't know if The Zone is The Purge 2, but expect to hear more very soon.