Release Date Change for The Purge

2013/04/22 18:14:30 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Universal Pictures originally planned to release The Purge on May 31st. We've now been told that the movie has been delayed slightly. The new release date is June 7th, which places the movie on the same opening weekend as The Internship. Previously, it was set to go up against After Earth.

The Purge was directed by James DeMonaco, written by James DeMonaco, and stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder. We've included the official trailer below:

"If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking."