Horror franchises, The Purge and Don’t Breathe have two highly anticipated sequels on the way and we got our first look images from both films:
Don’t Breathe 2:
Don’t Breathe 2 was shot last year, and it’s been said that it will be a very different type of film than the first. Now, we’ve finally been given our first look at the movie – and according to Stephen Lang, this time Don’t Breathe 2 allowed him to more fully get in the correct mindset for the character.
As you can see, the “Blind Man” is back in the film’s first look above. Here’s what Lang said while speaking in a recent interview this year:
“The first time out, you just plunge in, cause what do I know? I went at it the best way I could. I figured out a way to go at it,” Lang explains. “And I’ve been able to expand on that in the second one. This time, I really felt I had the proper time to really prepare. I really only had just a little over a month [to prepare for the first one]. I just did it. And it worked. It worked out good.”
Here’s the plot setup for the upcoming film:
“In Don’t Breathe 2, the Blind Man has been hiding out for years in an isolated cabin and has taken in and raised a young girl orphaned from a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing the Blind Man to leave his safe haven to save her.”
Dude, blind or not, why do people still try to pick a fight with Stephen Lang?!? Dude is a beast! Don’t Breathe 2 is currently scheduled for an August 13, 2021 release date.
The Forever Purge:
USA Today shows off a new image today (above) and details, “After the annual Purge is abolished, a group of masked outlaw Purgers in Texas refuse to give up the fight in director Everardo Gout‘s fifth and final movie in the dystopian horror franchise.”
The Forever Purge will be released in theaters on July 2, 2021.
Sources recently told THR that the film “takes the Purge out of its usual metropolitan setting while still dealing with class and race issues in the way the previous films have.”
Total Film had detailed, “The movie will take place after the events of Election Year and will centre on Adela (Ana de la Reguera) and Juan (Tenoch Huerta), who find solace at a Texan ranch, having fled a drug cartel in Mexico. Things go awry when a group of outsiders decide to keep purging beyond the allotted time when people can break any and all laws.”
Leven Rambin, who starred in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective,” will star alongside Will Patton, Cassidy Freeman, Ana de la Reguera and Tenoch Huerta.
Franchise creator James DeMonaco wrote the new movie.
Honestly for me, the Purge franchise has been nothing but diminishing returns since the high point in the series which was part 2. Every other sequel has tried to take itself to seriously or allow the “social commentary” to overtake the film making it less fun to watch. But in hindsight the concept of the Purge films was always better than the execution.
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts on these two films in the comments below.