The Purge-Official Trailer

The Purge: Official Trailer

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Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for the thriller, The Purge, which stars Ethan Hawke. The film is written by James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13 and The Negotiator) and entails a strange plot in a society where crime is legal for one day each year, which people use to vent their built up frustrations. It also stars Lena Headey, Rhys Wakefield, Max Burkholder and Adelaide Kane and will be released on 31st May 2013. Here’s the official synopsis:

“If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In The Purge, a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.”

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