The First Purge trailer: A history of violence

The Purge franchise shows no sign of ending and after a short tease a few weeks ago, Blumhouse have now released the first trailer for The First Purge. There is a sense of disappointment about what these films really could have been given the central idea offers so much potential. While the execution has been poor, Blumhouse have been cleaning up at the box office, turning over $300m from a total budget of $25m across three films. So we have number four, which you can check out above right now.

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands) is in the directors chair, with the cast led by Marisa Tomei and also featuring Lex Scott Davis, Luna Lauren Velez, Y’Lan Noel and Joivan Wade.

The First Purge arrives in UK cinemas on July 6th 2018.

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