If there’s one thing that can be said about “The Purge”, that I think most people would agree on, it is that the film had an interesting idea. It’s the execution of the idea where people start to divide into two separate camps.
I know that one of the major gripes held by those that didn’t like “The Purge” was that it took place inside of a home and played out like a typical home invasion film, rather than exploring the world the film hinted at. That concern might be addressed in the “The Purge 2” as some minor plot details suggest that the next Purge will have a slightly larger scale.
While speaking with Fangoria, actor Zach Gilford (Devil’s Due) revealed a few interesting bits about where the next Purge film will take place.
With this one, there’s none of the same characters, but it’s the same day of the year and it takes place in the city where there are no security systems and it’s just like a war zone where people are just trying to survive. So I thought it was pretty interesting to take that concept and to look at it from a different angle.
There’s still a chance that the film could be confined in a small building or home, but the fact that they’re moving out of the suburbs gives me hope that we’ll see another side of this universe. It would be a radical change to go from a home invasion film to something about a dystopian city, but I think the concept of “The Purge” series allows it to present multiple settings with unique situations.
“The Purge 2” is set to hit theaters on June 20th, 2014.