February 11, 2016

The Purge: Election Year Looks To Up the Ante

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Written by: Taylor Salan
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The Purge is one of those rare franchises that has an exponential growth in quality. If The Purge was a film that had a great idea with poor execution, then The Purge: Anarchy was certainly a set in the right direction when it came to the execution of a great idea. The third installment, The Purge : Election Year, looks to take that idea and run with it. The interesting thing about this
trailer is that the plot of this film seems to be this weird amalgamation of the first two films. While it begins in a singular location, it seems to expand on the streets of a city (this time D.C.?). Color me interested.

Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War) , once again returns form the previous installment, along with series newcomer Elizabeth Mitchell as Senitor Rohan, who aims to try and end the Purge. The Purge franchise is that has a lot of possibilities as more of an anthology series than anything else, and this installment looks to move it closer into that direction.

Check out the trailer for The Purge: Election Year below:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night.  Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent.  But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Once again returning to collaborate with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series, The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and writer/director DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).


About the Author

Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for ageofthenerd.com. He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.



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