This is probably the best news that you will hear all week.
The creator of The Purge franchise, James DeMonaco, has confirmed that a TV adaptation of the film will soon be hitting our screens.
Basically, “The Purge” is about the American government making all crime legal for one night. According to the movies, this creates an environment where the country will be perfectly law abiding for the rest of the calendar year.
Here’s the trailer for newest installment in the franchise:
As you would expect, your everyday citizens of America go absolutely apesh*t in the movie as they “cleanse their souls”. Just imagine your grandmother with a chainsaw murdering her annoying neighbour for always playing music too loud, or the checkout guy in Tesco’s assassinating that really annoying customer. On Purge night, people do as they please.
In a recent interview, James DeMonaco said:
“My idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks.”
According to media reports, the TV series will look at why people would resort to crime- if given the option. To be honest, this sounds really cool. Considering that the past few films have used the same plot formula, it will be really interesting to see more of a storyline to the TV series.
James also stated:
“It will be interesting to show those dramatic and complex arcs that get people to where they pick up a gun or a knife and kill someone else. I think there’s something cool that we can do with the real estate of TV – 10 hours, potentially.”
This is gonna be sick!