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Captain America: The Winter Solider co-star Frank Grillo is set to star in Universal Picture's The Purge 2. The movie is set to be written and directed by James DeMonaco, who also made the first film with Ethan Hawke.
There are no details on the plot of the film yet, but as you might expect, it will be set in the same world where all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period. It will just explore that world even further.
I haven't seen the first film yet. I'm sure I'll eventually watch it. I just never had the desire to spend any money to check it out. It was made on a $3 million budget, and made around $90 million worldwide. That's a pretty big profit, which is why we are going to see a sequel.
If you saw the first film, what did you think of it? Would you watch a sequel? »
- Joey Paur
cast roundup 12/12/13 One of the surprise hits of the year was this summer’s cheap Ethan Hawke-starring horror movie “The Purge,” and with the $3 million-budgeted film making nearly $90 million worldwide, you better believe Universal wants a re-up. Deadline reports the studio’s reteaming with Blumhouse Productions—the production company behind other horror cheapies like the “Paranormal Activity” series—for “The Purge 2” with Frank Grillo subbing in for Ethan Hawke and the original film’s director—James DeMonaco—returning to helm and write the sequel. As is the case with low-budget horror fare, the film’s already scheduled for release next year on June 20th. For now, plot details are being kept secret. With development on the follow-up to “Tron: Legacy” stalled, the sequel’s writer, Jesse Wigutow, has found new work in the form of the graphic novel adaptation “Fire.” Per Deadline, Wigutow has signed on to script the film, »
- Cain Rodriguez
Blumhouse Pictures has signed the Zero Dark Thirty actor for the sequel to the surprise summer hit, reports Deadline.
James DeMonaco will return to direct the sequel.
He will next be seen as the villain Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The Purge 2 is scheduled for release on June 20, 2014. Watch a trailer for the first film below:
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Next year we'll see Frank Grillo get tangled up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier (fans who saw Thor: The Dark World in IMAX already saw him in action with a tease before the film), but now he's getting involved in a different sequel. Deadline has word that Grillo will lead the sequel to last year's low-budget horror thriller The Purge. There was speculation recently that the film might be called The Zone, but this news pegs the sequel as being given the laborious title of The Next Chapter of The Purge. Since Blumhouse Productions already has Insidious: Chapter 2, I guess they had to change the title format a little. It's not clear what story the sequel will tell yet, but we're hoping it greatly expands the scope of the first film's intriguing concept. One night a year, all crime is legal in the United States for 12 hours. In the first film, »
- Ethan Anderton
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join David Yates' new take on "Tarzan" at Warner Bros. Pictures. "True Blood" hunk Alexander Skarsgård plays John Clayton III, the 'ape man' who lives in the jungle. Christoph Waltz is already set as the villain.
Jackson was previously linked back in 2012 for the role of George Washington Williams, a Civil War veteran and mercenary who teams up with Tarzan to take out an evil warlord. No word if that's still the case at this point. [Source: Variety]
Details on the storyline of the sequel are unknown, other than it further exploring this world where one night each year people are allowed to commit any crime they want without punishment. »
- Garth Franklin
James DeMonaco’s “The Purge” was, well, interesting. It had a pretty cool premise, but the execution was a tad lacking. Though granted, there were some nifty moments throughout, overall, it wasn’t nearly as intelligent as it seemed to think it was. But of course, that didn’t stop the film from grossing $89 million worldwide from a miniscule $3 million dollar budget. (Though you have to remember, the budget here is not what’s important. Films like these put all their money on promotion and advertising, so saying the first movie “only” cost $3 million is deceptive. Even if you were to add in a generous the P&A cost, though, the film still turned a hefty profit in theaters, not counting cable, DVD/Blu-ray sales, and downloads.) Which means, yes, “The Purge 2″ is coming, with original writer/director James DeMonaco also back. This time around, Frank Grillo will take »
Blumhouse Production recently announced that it's moving forward with a sequel to "The Purge," which hit theaters during the summer and went on to gross almost $90 million on a budget of only $3 million. The original starred Ethan Hawke. For the sequel, it will be Frank Grillo (The Grey, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) playing the lead role. "The Purge" director James DeMonaco wrote the script and will once again direct. The new movie will hit theaters on June 20th, 2014. Plot details are being kept a secret, but the general premise will once again focus on a world where for one night the government allows its citizens to commit any crime they want without punishment. »
News Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 06:48
The sequel to The Purge is on something of a tight schedule, with the current plan being to have the film in cinemas in June of 2014. All concerned are thus getting their proverbial skates on, and it's not been announced that Frank Grillo has been cast in the lead this time around.
There are no formal plot details yet, although we do know that James DeMonaco is back on writing and directing duties. We also know that the film is due in cinemas on June 20th 2014, and that means a tight schedule for DeMonaco and his team.
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The Purge was a massive success this year, especially when taking into account its modest budget. Making back 3 times your budget on the first weekend is great for any production company and with a 20th June 2014 release scheduled for The Purge 2 it’s about time they announced their lead. That part has gone to Frank Grillo, probably best known for his roles in Warrior and The Grey. He’ll be an even bigger name come the release of The Purge 2 thanks his role as the villain Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
It is thought that The Purge 2 and any future sequels will be independent stories set in the same world as the original in which, for one night a year, there are no laws. James DeMonaco returns to direct. I really liked the idea of The Purge, but felt it became too much of a home invasion horror, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
In today’s horror world, if your film can gross $89 million worldwide on a (relatively) measly budget of $3 million, you’re bound to start hearing the world “sequel” in no time. 2013′s surprisingly entertaining horror/thriller The Purge is the most recent beneficiary of the before mentioned scenario, which turned a pretty profit for producers Michael Bay and Jason Blum. The Purge 2 was inevitably announced a few months later, with Jason DeMonaco returning as writer and director, but since the announcement, we haven’t heard much in the way of details.
While we still don’t know whether we’ll be spending another night during the now infamous Purge, we do know who will be the focus of DeMonaco’s sequel. As of today, actor Frank Grillo has been tapped to star in The Purge 2. Don’t get too excited though, because with no story details released to »
- Matt Donato
• Sandra Bullock, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her work in Gravity, is in early talks to star in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis for producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Peter Straughan wrote a script based on a 2005 documentary about the use of American political campaign techniques in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. EW’s Entertainer of the Year is currently voicing the lead role in The Minions, set for a July 2015 release. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
In case you missed the news, a sequel to The Purge is on the way. The plot of new movie is still being kept a secret, but a new report reveals that Frank Grillo has been cast in the lead role. Frank Grillo may not be a household name yet, but he’s a name you’ll be hearing quite a bit. On top of his recent appearance in The Grey, we’ll see him soon in Captain America: The Winter Solider and James Wan’s Demonic.
James Monaco wrote, produced, and directed the first movie and has returned for the sequel. We’ll let readers know as soon as more details become available, but for those that missed the first movie, here’s the synopsis:
- Jonathan James
When Universal Pictures set a June 20, 2014 release date for The Purge 2 last month, we figured it wouldn't be too long before cast members were announced. Today, we have word that Frank Grillo has signed on to star.
No character details were given, and it isn't known how this sequel will follow The Purge, which has earned over $90 million worldwide from just a $3 million production budget. The original story is set in a not-so-distant future where crime has been nearly eradicated, except for one night out of the year, known as The Purge. During that 12-hour period, all crime is legal, including murder. The Purge centers on a family (Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane) who tries to survive the night when their high-tech security system is breached.
While the latest Terminator film tries to figure out who it wants to play Sarah Connor, the production looks close to be casting its John Connor. Deadline reports that Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke is currently in talks to play the leader of the rebellion against Skynet in the fifth movie of the Terminator franchise, which recently revealed an unofficial title: Terminator: Genesis. Clarke also starred in The Great Gatsby and White House Down earlier this year and will be headlining Dawn of the Planet of the Apes next year. Tom Hardy had been rumored for the John Connor role for the past month. Game of Thrones and Thor: The Dark World director Alan Talyor will helm the film. Terminator: Genesis is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2015. Frank Grillo has landed...
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Frank Grillo, who’s been steadily building his career of late with a series of high-profile supporting parts, is making his move into a lead role, booking Blumhouse Productions’ horror-thriller sequel to “The Purge,” an individual with knowledge of his deal told TheWrap. James DeMonaco returns to direct – and will also write and produce — a second helping of the home-invasion what-if story. The first centered on Ethan Hawke, whose family’s home became a target on the one night of the year when the government shuts down law enforcement and lets the creeps and thugs do their thing. Also read: Box. »
- Josh Dickey
Blumhouse Production's thriller sequel The Purge 2 is set to hit theaters in just about six months, so it's a good thing they've landed their lead actor in Frank Grillo (Warrior). One benefit of the production company's propensity toward micro-budget pictures is the potential for big gains on the risk of only a small amount of loss; another is the speed with which a picture can be shot, edited and prepped for release. Writer-director James DeMonaco (The Purge) is returning to write/produce/direct the sequel, so his learning curve should be non-existent. The first film starred Ethan Hawke as a security system designer bent on protecting his family during the one night a year when all emergency services are shut down and criminals of all sorts run unchecked. Hit the jump for why Grillo is probably the last guy you want to mess with. Deadline reports that Grillo will lead The Purge 2, »
- Dave Trumbore
James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel.
Plot details are still under wraps, except that it will be set in the same world where all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period.
Grillo has continued to stay hot as he moves into more leading man material. He can be seen next in “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and is currently filming the indie thriller “Conspiracy on Jekyll Island.”
He is repped by CAA and Management 360. Deadline Hollywood broke the news.
- Justin Kroll
Rising star Frank Grillo has taken the lead in writer/director James DeMonaco's The Purge 2, which is set to go into production shortly. DeMonaco is once again at the helm of the sequel, which follows on the massive success of this year's The Purge, which starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey and made a worldwide cume of $90 million from a $3 million budget. So, yeah, not rocket science in seeing there would be a sequel there. Grillo has been slowly on the rise with some outstanding »
- Paul Shirey
It might not have grabbed the best reviews, but there’s no arguing with the box office success of horror thriller The Purge, which parlayed a thrifty $3 million budget into a worldwide haul of more than $89 million. So we were not surprised when a sequel, currently known as The Purge 2 (inventive!) arrived on a list of film and TV projects announced as winning a piece of the California Film Commission’s $100 million tax credit allocation. The Grey’s Frank Grillo is now set to star.Produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Production, the original established a dystopian world where the Us government has decided to crack down on crime and poverty by establishing one night a year where the police and other emergency services take the night off, laws are suspended and citizens can essentially do as they please, including murder, as a sort of universal pressure valve. Ethan Hawke »
Frank Grillo is set to return to the thriller genre. Deadline reports that the The Grey star is set to headline next year's The Purge 2 . The original The Purge was released earlier this year and stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Produced for just $3 million, the thriller went on to earn more than $87 million worldwide. Grillo can be seen in theaters April 4, 2014, starring as Crossbones in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier . He's also set to star in a James Wan-produced supernatural film that has yet to receive a title. The Purge 2 is set to hit theaters June 20, 2014. The entire team behind the camera is back and James DeMonaco will write and direct. Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes will produce. Plot details are, at the moment, being »
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