Frank Grillo has been a part of The Purge franchise ever since the first movie came out and after five movies and a spin-off, the sixth part might finally be underway. The franchise kicked off in 2013 when the first movie came out, adding to the thrilling experience with Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.
The sixth part is already in development and it would seem like it would follow Grillo’s character, providing him more focus and the story would revolve around him. 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy gave light to the character and while the movies were initially supposed to be a set of standalone projects in one universe, however, they decided to merge the stories and one of the connecting factors became Leo Barnes.
The Purge 6 Will See Frank Grillo As Leo Barnes Again
In an interview, Frank Grillo confirmed that he would be coming back as Leo Barnes in the sixth installment of The Purge and would not only be a part of the movie but would also be the protagonist of it. The director James DeMonaco will also be coming back to his chair. This movie, however, would be Grillo’s final movie as the character.
“I had an idea in my head about how I should look, and how I’m gonna hold my guns. All that stuff I planned out. That solidified me as a guy who could carry a mid-level action movie. And the director, James DeMonaco, changed my life. [I’ve] got one more left. James has the script. It focuses on the Leo Barnes character, and he wants to direct it. We’re working with Universal to see if we can pull this off before I’m in the old folks’ home.”
The current work on the movie includes a script that is pretty much prepared. While it will take a long while to begin production, fans can start anticipating another horror-filled experience awaiting them.
Frank Grillo’s The Purge 6 And Everything Revealed So Far
The sixth installment will be more personal to Frank Grillo and his character and would purely focus on Leo Barnes and his growth as a character. The upcoming movie is anticipated to go deeper into Grillo’s character, a cop who wants retribution for the killing of his son in The Purge: Anarchy. In the third movie, he reappears as Senator Charlie Roan’s chief of security, played by Elizabeth Mitchell. The upcoming purge might spread outside of the US.
The first three movies of the franchise were all directed by DeMonaco so his return brings a lot of hope for the fans. The movie will take place ten years after 2021’s The Forever Purge, DeMonaco announced last year. According to him, the film’s events caused a rift in American society. He has said that he draws inspiration for The Purge from actual sociopolitical events, bringing up the January 6th riots when talking about the sixth movie. The following movie might take place in a wholly state-run version of America, with the federal government probably still in ruins as a result of the previous purge.
Source: Screen Rant