Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Pictures From Gone Girl
See David Fincher at work adapting the bestseller
New Images From Exodus: Gods & Kings
Wait, were tornadoes one of the original plagues?
Charlie Hunnam In Line To Be King Arthur
Guy Ritchie's offered him a seat at the Round Table
Cory Goodman Writing Underworld Reboot
Beyond Kate and co?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 June 2014
New Trailer For The Purge: Anarchy
See you on the hunting grounds...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Purge (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Purge (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Grey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Frank Grillo On For The Purge 2
Purge Harder?

11 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

It might not have grabbed the best reviews, but there’s no arguing with the box office success of horror thriller The Purge, which parlayed a thrifty $3 million budget into a worldwide haul of more than $89 million. So we were not surprised when a sequel, currently known as The Purge 2 (inventive!) arrived on a list of film and TV projects announced as winning a piece of the California Film Commission’s $100 million tax credit allocation. The Grey’s Frank Grillo is now set to star.

Produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Production, the original established a dystopian world where the US government has decided to crack down on crime and poverty by establishing one night a year where the police and other emergency services take the night off, laws are suspended and citizens can essentially do as they please, including murder, as a sort of universal pressure valve. Ethan Hawke starred as a security system designer who had to protect his family from a home invasion on the titular night.

Given that – spoiler alert! – much of the original cast ended up dead, Grillo will likely be part of a story set in another corner of that world, though what exactly that will be has not been announced. We do, however know that original director James DeMonaco is back to call the shots and write the script.

Grillo is on screens now in Homefront and will next pop up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which arrives on March 28.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jason Segel Will Play David Foster Wallace
Not an infinite jest. The capital-T truth.
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)