The Purge 5 Set For Summer 2020 Release

By Creative Media Times

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures has dated the fifth and final film in the The Purge film franchise, now set to open on July 10, 2020. The upcoming film’s official has not yet been announced.

Originally created by James DeMonaco, the action horror-thriller film series released its first film in 2013. That film starred Ethan Hawke and became a surprise hit for Universal Pictures, grossing nearly $90 million against a budget of $3 million.

The series started out as a home invasion thriller which followed a family during an annual Purge, a 12-hour lawless period when all crime, including murder, is legal.

That film was followed a year later by The Purge: Anarchy in 2014, The Purge: Election Year in 2016 and then The First Purge in 2018, which was in fact a prequel. DeMonaco wrote all four films as well as directed the first three. Derin Jacob directed The First Purge.

Though the upcoming film may be the last, there is a tv series based on the film that runs on USA Network. Last November, it was announced that the show will return for a second season.