By Matt O.
Universal Pictures has just released a brand new trailer for their highly anticipated sequel The Purge: Election Year. The third film in the horror/thriller franchise sees the return of stand out Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes from The Purge: Anarchy. The new film is set two years after the events of that film and finds Barnes protecting a senator played by Elizabeth Mitchell who is running for President on the platform that she will end the annual Purge. As you can imagine there are a lot of people who aren't willing to let the Purge die and things don't go well. The trailer is the best yet, and this looks to be the best Purge yet!
Check out the trailer below and than sound off in the comments section with your thoughts.
Here's the official synopsis:
"Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state."
The Purge: Election Year is set to hit theaters on July 1st.
SOURCE: UNIVERSAL PICTURES