The film, which was reportedly titled The Forever Purge was set to arrive on July 10. Now, the film is off of the studio’s release calendar.
This goes to show that the movie industry isn’t expecting to be filming in the near future as the coronavirus shutters productions.
Further, studios are walking a thin line by releasing films without a theatrical release despite successes from digital releases. Some theater chains including AMC and Cineworld are showing backlash over Universal’s digital-only releases.
Everardo Gout (Nat Geo’s Mars, Luke Cage) is directing the fifth instalment of The Purge. Writing is coming from franchise creator James DeMonaco. Leven Rambin, who led the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” will star in the film. Will Patton, Cassidy Freeman, Ana de la Reguera and Tenoch Huerta are also involved.
Post-production issues could be the reason for the film’s delay in release. It could also have to do with wanting a proper theatrical release.
Sources told THR the film is taking the Purge event “out of its usual metropolitan setting.”
Further, it’s “still dealing with class and race issues in the way the previous films have.”
(@THR) Revealed the title of the 5th #Purge Movie is “The Forever Purge” I assume that means the sequel will have us look at a world where EVERYDAY is #ThePurge , My Thoughts CLICK HERE: https://t.co/7WCTxllzvn pic.twitter.com/VtFhPFTg9g
— Cris Parker (@3CFilmReview) April 8, 2020
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