Universal, Jason Blum Throw 'Purge' Sequel Into Development

The original scared up $34 million on its opening weekend.
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"The Purge"

Hot off the massive success of the horror movie The Purge, producer Jason Blum and Universal have announced they are throwing a sequel into development.

It is unclear whether James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed Purge, will be back in the same capacity.

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The Purge, a home-invasion horror thriller made for about $3 million, astonished Hollywood when it scared up $34 million on its opening weekend.

The movie’s world is rife for continued exploration as the story is set in a society where once a year, there's a 12-hour period when all crime is allowed and condoned.
Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star in the movie.

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