Admittedly, Frank Grillo was the best thing about the Purge movies for me. While the first Purge was good and the other Purge projects were decent, they don’t compare to Purge: Anarchy. The best in the franchise. And Election Year was great too. So, could we be seeing Grillo return to the Purge franchise?
In an interview with Collider, Grillo brought up the possibility of teaming back up with director James DeMonaco for another Purge project:
“We are talking, [DeMonaco] and I, another Purge movie. He reached out to me not too long ago and Sébastian [K. Lemercier], the producer, and they’re like, ‘What do you think?’ and I’m like, ‘What do you think?’ and they’re like, ‘We talked to Universal and we’ll see Leo Barnes in the [next] Purge if we can come up with something great.’ I said, ‘I’m in. I’ll do it in a heartbeat.'”
Grillo added about the popularity of the Purge franchise and why it’s still going:
“Oh, [DeMonaco] hit the button. He connected to the zeitgeist. ‘What would you do if you could get away with anything for 12 hours?’, ‘What would you do with a million dollars?’ It’s one of those scenarios that everyone thinks about. ‘Well if I had a million dollars I could…,’ ‘Well if I could kill this guy and get away with it, I would…’ And so everybody can relate to it. It’s hyperrealism, the way he cuts and the way he shoots it. It’s almost cartoonish. They’re fun movies.
I think that ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ is one of the coolest B-movies that I’ve seen in a long time. Forbes magazine wrote a great article about the importance of the ‘Purge’ franchise and how it relates to what we’re going through in the world. Not in our country — the world. I think [the movies are] an important thing, it’s an important franchise. In a minute I would do another one.”
Would you want to see another Grillo Purge film? I know I do!
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