I loved The Purge: Anarchy. It was raw, frightening, and just a little bit too true. Now comes Election Year, and things are getting even real-er. Real-er-er? Sure. The parallels to Trump – “Keep America Great” – are loud and proud. I’m betting His Orangeness ain’t happy. Too bad. Synopsis!
Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Glad that the 21st Century’s Charles Bronson, Frank Grillo, is back as badass Leo Barnes. And I’m loving that genre fave Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, V, Revolution, Once Upon A Time…) is jumping on board as Presidential hopeful Senator Charlie Roan, who wants to eliminate the Purge. Eliminate the Purge? Oh, I’m sure that’ll go over well. And I’m betting Purge Night will be completely uneventful for her, and for Barnes. SIKE.
Digging the new posters? Me too. Read on for the full press details straight from the studio, and peep the trailer below. The Purge: Election Year takes over your primaries on July 1st, 2016. Just in time for 4th of July. AMURICA!
Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Once again returning to collaborate with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series, The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and writer/director DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). http://www.thepurgeelectionyear.com