“Burning Sands” director Gerard McMurray has been hired to helm “The Purge: The Island,” the upcoming fourth film in the suspense horror series from Universal Pictures.
James DeMonaco, who directed and penned the previous three films, has penned the screenplay for the feature which is scheduled for a July 4th 2018 release.
The project comes after “The Purge: Election Year” which effectively saw the end of the ‘one night where nothing is illegal’ concept that defines the series. How ‘Island’ will get around that isn’t clear.
DeMonaco, Jason Blum, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce.
The project is separate from the “Purge” TV series in development which is set to air on both USA and Syfy.
Source: Heat Vision