The First Purge — Announcement Teaser


added: Wed, Jan 31st '18

Here's the 30-second teaser for "The First Purge," the latest entry in the "Purge" film franchise, which is set in a near-future America where the government has implemented a new controversial policy called the "Purge." It's an annual 12-hour period where all crimes, including murder, are legal.

The preview, which was made up to look like a political ad and doesn't actually show any real footage from the upcoming movie, seems to suggest that this new installment will circle back to the days of the "first purge" -- a prequel of sorts that will seemingly reveal how the purge movement came to be.

The film is once again written by franchise creator James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the previous three "Purge" films -- though this time around, he has handed the directing reins over to Gerard McMurray, the director-and-co-writer of Netflix's fraternity-hazing drama "Burning Sands."

"The First Purge" stars Y'Lan Noel (HBO's Insecure), Lex Scott Davis (CBS' Training Day), Joivan Wade (Doctor Who), Luna Lauren Velez (SHO's Dexter), and Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and is currently scheduled to open in theaters over the Fourth of July holiday.

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.


directed by   Gerard McMurray

starring   Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei

release date   July 4, 2018

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