The Final ‘Purge’ Film Has Found Its Director

The final Purge will have a brand new director. Variety reports The Purge 5, which franchise creator James DeMonaco has said will be the last one, will be directed by Everardo Gout. He’s previously helmed the Mars TV series and episodes of Luke Cage.

In announcing his intentions to wrap up the hit Blumhouse series of socio-political horror/thrillers, DeMonaco suggested he wouldn’t be behind the camera, and would write it as he has every chapter. He directed the first three movies but passed the reins to another for The First Purge

“I have it in my head. I think I’m going to write it. I think it’s a great way to end it all. We want to end it all, I think, in this one, and I’m very excited. When I came up with the idea and pitched it to everybody, they seemed psyched, and I think it will be a really cool ending, how we take this one home.”

Details are being kept under wraps at this point, but we can reasonably assume it’ll follow the annual holiday in which all violent crime is legal for 12 hours. However, the Purge is used by those in government to take advantage of and even wipe out the weak, inspiring a revolution we’ve seen play out through multiple films.  The franchise also has a TV component, with the second season about to launch on USA Network this fall.

The Purge 5 opens July 10th 2020.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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