Universal Pictures and Jason Blum's Blumhouse banner are developing a sequel to "The Purge," TheWrap has learned.
Written and directed by James DeMonaco, "The Purge" grossed $36 million this past weekend on a budget of only $3 million, making a sequel even more appealing.
However, "The Purge" currently has a 41% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while reviews from top critics are only 21% fresh.
The horror-thriller stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as parents whose heavily-fortified home is broken into by a group of wealthy young people participating in an annual 12-hour-long ritual during which time all crime is legal, including murder.
The film is contained to one suburban neighborhood, so a sequel could explore the mayhem on a larger scale.
Blum and Sebastian Lemercier produced with Platinum...