Earlier today it was reported that The Conjuring 2 spinoff The Nun will be released on July 13th, 2018, and it already has some company on the calendar: a fourth Purge movie.

Deadline reports that Universal Pictures, Blumhouse, and Platinum Dunes are once again coming together for a fourth Purge film that is set to hit theaters on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.

James DeMonaco, who directed and wrote the first three Purge movies, will return to pen the fourth film, currently referred to as "untitled Next Purge Chapter." Although he will be writing the third sequel, DeMonaco is not expected to direct, and instead will aid the creative team in getting someone else to helm the fourth film in his franchise that features an annual Purge night when all crime is legal for a 12-hour period. On board to produce the project is Sébastien K. Lemercier, Blumhouse's Jason Blum, and Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form.

Official plot details and casting information has yet to be announced, so it's unclear if Frank Grillo would return to reprise his role as Leo Barnes (although he recently told Collider that he might be done with the role).

In an interview last year with Pop Culture Now, DeMonaco shared his interest in going back in time for a prequel story the fourth time around, but time will tell if that is the route he will indeed take with his screenplay. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

Source: Deadline
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