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.