20 November 2013 3:20 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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 »

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