James DeMonaco Returning to Write and Direct Sequel to The Purge

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James DeMonaco is returning to write and direct the sequel to The Purge for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, reports Variety.

The Purge, which was made for just $3 million and stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, opened on June 7 and went on to earn an impressive $87 million worldwide.

The sequel is expected to begin shooting by the end of the year. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce through his first-look deal with Universal. Michael Bay?s Platinum Dunes and Sebastien Lemercier are also returning to produce.