Jason Blum Sees ‘The Purge’ as a Possibility Under Trump

 

Since the first film premiered in 2013, The Purge franchise has become an eerily poignant commentary on modern society. It takes place in a parallel present day in which the country celebrates the “Purge” one night a year, where all crime is legal, including murder.

This week, the fourth film in the series premieres. The First Purge is a prequel, going back to the first year the government experimented with the event. But according to Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum, it’s a reality that’s not too difficult to fathom.

“If every time there’s a shooting in the United States, the government’s answer is put more guns in people’s hands, then what The Purge is showing doesn’t seem all that crazy,” he told Variety. “Donald Trump keeps saying, ‘Give teachers guns.’ I could see him saying, ‘Let people shoot whoever they want to for 12 hours a year.’”

The First Purge premieres July 4.

 

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