A new trailer for the horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy has landed online. The film follows the same premise as the first pic—one day a year, all crime (including murder) is legal in the United States—but this time leaves the “home invasion” conceit behind and takes the action to the streets. The first trailer focused on a couple who finds themselves stranded when their car breaks down, but this trailer gives us a look at a character played by Frank Grillo who willingly goes out seeking revenge. Grillo drives a car perfectly suited for a Mad Max movie, so one imagines he’ll fare pretty well during this Purge. The premise offers plenty of opportunity, so I’m interested to see how it’s expanded in this follow-up.
The film also stars Zach Gilford and Michael Kenneth Williams. The Purge: Anarchy opens in theaters July 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Purge: Anarchy:
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in THE PURGE: ANARCHY. Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).