This Independence Day, we will not be attacked by aliens or other such nonsense. No, we will be experiencing The First Purge via Blumhouse and director Gerard McMurray. And from the looks of today’s news, it’s going to be a brutal time at the movies.
Today we have word via the MPAA that the film has been slapped with an R rating for “strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.”
The film is directed by Gerard McMurray from a screenplay by James DeMonaco and stars Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei.
It begins July 4th, 2018.
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.