Just this week, while recapping the recent story about the Louisiana police department that didn’t realize it was using a siren from The Purge to signal their nightly coronavirus curfew, we noted that although a fifth entry in the film series is still technically scheduled for a July 10, 2020 release, it didn’t seem to officially have a name. Now, that seems to no longer be the case, as several outlets are reporting that the film is apparently known as The Forever Purge.
First of all, we should note that the July 10 release seems very doubtful, at least if we’re talking about theatrical screenings. With the nation’s pandemic measures still at their height, early July is likely very optimistic in terms of large-scale gatherings such as movie theater screenings, and so we’d expect to see The Forever Purge’s release date eventually be pushed back … unless it’s heading straight to VOD, of course.
As for the title itself, which was first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems to suggest a society in which the savagery of The Purge isn’t confined to a single night. This idea has been explored somewhat in the USA Network TV series of the same name, but could The Forever Purge depict an America that has plunged into total anarchy, with all crime legal every day of the year? Sources did tell THR that the new film would “take the Purge out of its usual metropolitan setting, while still dealing with class and race issues in the way the previous films have.”
The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Gout and was written by original series creator James DeMonaco, who has written every installment so far. It stars Leven Rambin, Will Patton, Cassidy Freeman, Ana de la Reguera and Tenoch Huerta.