The fifth film in the Purge franchise is to hit theatres near you soon and is said to also have a sequel focussing on taking the concept of purge worldwide
The 12-hour period where all crimes become legal and have no consequences is here again.
Set in the dystopian United States in the year 2048, The Forever Purge follows the story of a Mexican couple who get caught amid the purge — an annual 12-hour event where all crimes are legal — while escaping from the clutches of a drug cartel in Texas. However, the couple realises that this year’s purge event is different as the organisers have no plans of it ending, ever.
The fifth instalment of the Purge franchise stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda, Will Patton, Sammi Rotibi and Will Brittain.
The popular franchise has received praise for its unique concept of a government-sanctioned apocalyptic event. Depicted initially as a cathartic event meant for US citizens to ‘let off steam’, the films have woven in several hard-hitting social narratives and commentary into the premise as well, where the purge is used as a form of eugenics by murdering poor and persons of specific races.
Directed by Everardo Gout, and written by franchise creator James DeMonaco, the 2021 film will reportedly also have a sequel, which will focus on extending the concept of the purge across the world.
The official release of The Forever Purge is slated for September 7 in theatres near you. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the makers of the film had planned for a release last year but they had to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.