By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 3, 2013 at 1:55PM
Wait, what is this movie? We have to admit either this flew entirely under our radar, we forgot about it or just plain didn't care. And maybe that's how Universal felt as well considering "The Purge" comes out next month and they're only starting to market the thing now, but, since it's coming from Team Blumhouse, the budget was probably about a million bucks and they'll make money on this if just five people show up. Considering it's a violent thriller with a "clever" premise from guys behind "Paranormal Activity" and "Sinister," people will probably line up in droves.
The first trailer for "The Purge" is here and it presents a pretty simple concept. Future America is happy and prosperous because one night per year, for twelve years, people are legally allowed to go on a violent crime spree with no consequences. All that changes for one family -- headed up by slick Ethan Hawke and hot Lena Headey -- whose annual lock-down goes awry when their son presses the DISARM button (lol) on their sophisticated alarm system, letting in someone on-the-run from some masked dudes. Cue loud noises.
Sigh, whatever. You're either down with this or bored already. Trailer below. "The Purge" happens on May 31st.