Back in January, Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey
signed on to play the female lead in Ethan Hawke
-starring project only known as Vigilandia.
Well, we’re still talking about this micro-budget thriller, now called The Purge
Universal will be releasing The Purge on May 31st, 2013 per its deal with Jason Blum
, who produced The Purge with Michael Bay
‘s Platinum Dunes.
Written and directed by veteran James DeMonaco
(Assault on Precinct 13 remake, which also starred Hawke) a new dystopian thriller sounds very promising.
The film centers on one family over the course of a single night when they will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves and their home.
In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has issued orders sanctioning annual 12-hour crime spree in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal.
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The Purge marks the third release for Universal next May, after Fast & Furious 6 and rom-com About Time.
Source: The Wrap