In what will mark the third feature film entry in the popular socially-conscious sci-fi/horror franchise from writer/director James DeMonaco, The Purge: Election Year is slated to raise the ante on the previous entries in the series to the level of federal conspiracy. Starring series newcomer Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) as Senator Charlene "Charlie" Roan of "The New Founding Fathers of America," alongside returning Purge franchise co-star Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes (from The Purge: Anarchy), the third film will see the government sanctioned night of terror put to the test and determination of Mitchell's law-woman.
Ever since the first film in the franchise saw theatrical release back in 2013, fans of the horror genre have been consistently eager to indulge in DeMonaco's satiric thriller property's fictitious dystopian nightmare. Following the release of the first official trailer and an ingenious viral TV spot, fans of the series are in for something truly depraved in The Purge: Election Year. This fact that can be further attested to by the release of the latest theatrical preview and exclusive character posters from distributor Universal Pictures.
Much like all of the footage that has been release from the next Purge film thus far, the above Election Year trailer promises an intense night of terror wherein Senator Roan will have to enlist the help of fellow Purge veteran and survivor Barnes if she hopes to make it through another Purge alive. However, with her sights set on putting an end to the government sanctioned holiday of unchecked violence and mayhem, the likelihood of Roan seeing her plans to repeal the fictitious 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution through are uncertain at best.
You can check out the new batch of posters for The Purge: Election year, below:
Based on all of the footage seen thus far, DeMonaco doesn't seem to be letting up when it comes to delivering another feature in keeping with the visceral tenacity of the first two installments in the series. Like the films that immediately precede it, The Purge: Election Year looks to be another unrelenting bit of social commentary neatly packaged as horror genre fare.
DeMonaco hasn't let his most die-hard fans down yet, and with any luck The Purge: Election Year will be another bold step forward for the genre filmmaker in the making of his unique take on a thoroughly domestic disease, unrest, and dissatisfaction. Come this July, viewers the world over can see the film for themselves and boldly declare that they have performed their annual civic duty and Purge in kind.
The Purge: Election Year will open in U.S. theaters on July 1st, 2016.
Source: Universal Pictures