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Everardo Gout‘s The Forever Purge, out in theaters this Friday, was advertised as being the fifth and *final* installment in the film franchise that legalizes all crime one day each year, but it seems that may no longer be the case. Speaking with our friends over at Daily Dead this week, franchise creator James DeMonaco reveals that he does have one more movie idea…
“I’m happy you asked that, because I’m allowed to say it now. I wasn’t allowed to a couple of days ago. So four months ago, I would’ve said, “Definitely, that’s the end of it.” But then I woke up three and a half months ago, and I was like, “Oh, I have an idea. Oh my God.” It was an “Oh, shit” moment like, “Oh, I don’t know if I want another idea,” but I had it,” DeMonaco explains.
He continues, “I pitched it to my producers, Sébastien and Jason. They both really liked it, Universal liked it, so I think I’m going to write the next one, and if the audience wants it, we’ll do it. I always say if the cinema gods want us to do it, they’ll tell us, “Let’s proceed.” Again, I think I came up with a new way to flip the whole thing upside down, and it’ll be five years after this film, but it takes America in a whole new direction and I think it would be a very interesting place to explore. It also brings back a character from the previous films, which is fun.”
“So if everything comes together nicely, which we know anything can happen, one last Purge movie would be something we would maybe shoot next year, potentially,” DeMonaco adds.
In The Forever Purge, members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with one annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. This time around, no one is safe.