The 2012 film The Purge managed to spawn quite the franchise. There are currently four sequels and a spin-off television series. Now it’s been revealed that The Purge 6 is in development.
This news comes from Empire Magazine, via ScreenRant, where Frank Grillo spoke about the upcoming project. He previously portrayed the character Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year. Now he’s set to reprise the role yet again for The Purge 6.
Here’s what he had to say:
“I had an idea in my head about how I should look, and how I’m gonna hold my guns. All that stuff I planned out. That solidified me as a guy who could carry a mid-level action movie. And the director, James DeMonaco, changed my life. [I’ve] got one more left. James has the script. It focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and he wants to direct it. We’re working with Universal to see if we can pull this off before I’m in the old folks’ home.”
Leo Barnes is a beloved fan-favorite character from the franchise. Many of the films and stories in the series happen to be stand-alone scenarios. Frank Grillo’s character, however, became such a hit in The Purge: Anarchy that he returned for The Purge: Election Year. Now it sounds like he’ll return again for another character-focused story.
Additionally, it’s exciting knowing that James DeMonaco is involved with this installment as well. He previously directed The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, and The Purge: Election Year. These three films are considered to be the best of the franchise. As such, it seems likely that the sixth film could join them. Especially with Frank Grillo back as Leo Barnes.
Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on The Purge 6 as we have them. For now, it’s nice knowing that Frank Grillo is eager to return to his fan-favorite role.