The Universal release, The Purge, is experiening a slight release date shift. Instead of debuting on May 31st, you can now expect to find it in theaters on June 7th. The thriller – starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey – will now take on the (dismal-looking) comedy The Internship at the box office.
The film is produced by Blumhouse Productions and directed by James DeMonaco, the trailer is inside, in case you missed it.
In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity – including murder – is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.