Universal-Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge, which was dated for July 10 prior to Warner Bros.’ The Tenet, is now unset. Solstice Studios’ Russell Crowe road rage movie Unhinged on July 1 remains the first wide release back for those cinemas reopening.
We hear there is no determination yet as to whether Forever Purge goes to PVOD, which is where Universal released Trolls World Tour to a near $100M revenue and has the Judd Apatow movie The King of Staten Island scheduled to go on June 12. Given the uncertainty of the theatrical business right now, another date on the release calendar is being assessed for Forever Purge.
The last three Purge pics played the July month with the franchise’s four films grossing more than $456M worldwide.
Everardo Grout directed Forever Purge off a screenplay by franchise creator James DeMonaco. Pic is produced by the series’ founding producers: Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller; and Man in a Tree duo James DeMonaco and his longtime producing partner Sébastien K. Lemercier. The film’s EPs are Marcei A. Brown, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno.