James DeMonaco will return to direct The Purge 6, and Frank Grillo’s The Purge: Anarchy character will be back too.
In the next issue of Film Stories magazine, we’ve got a long chat with Frank Grillo chatting about his new film Body Brokers – that’s available via video on demand platforms in the UK now – and the upcoming No Man’s Land.
As the interview drew to a close, we got chatting about The Purge: Anarchy, arguably the highlight of that particular franchise. Grillo starred for writer/director James DeMonaco in that particular feature, and in interviews earlier this year, he teased of possibly resurrecting his character from the movie.
Now, he tells us, that’s very much the plan.
“You know, I love the concept and I thought I thought this is something the zeitgeist will connect to, because everybody that I know has said at one time, ‘if I could only get away with it…’ you know?”, he said.
“‘If I could kill that son of a gun’ or ‘if I could just break the window and steal that and not get caught…’ And then when I met with [James] DeMonaco, you know, I love Escape From New York, I love those 70s classic B-movies, Charles Bronson. I said if I can fashion this guy after that, even my silhouette, I think we got something. Let me run with it. And the character I thought was great. And then in Election Day, they kind of shifted it a little bit”.
“We are in discussions to do Purge 6. DeMonaco is going to direct it and they’re going to bring back the character from The Purge: Anarchy”.
In terms of progress on the project, he told us that “we’re right in the middle of figuring it out. James didn’t direct the last two. We’re bringing him back and bringing me back and I think we’re going to come up with something really, really cool”.
More news on the film as we hear it. The full interview will be in Film Stories issue 24.
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