The Forever Purge: Sparks fly in this exclusive image

The Forever Purge
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The Forever Purge marks the fifth and final instalment in the Purge franchise – and it looks set to bring things to a fiery climax. 

The movie will take place after the events of Election Year (whereas The First Purge acted as a prequel to the 2013 original) and will centre on Adela (Ana de la Reguera) and Juan (Tenoch Huerta), who find solace at a Texan ranch, having fled a drug cartel in Mexico. Things go awry when a group of outsiders decide to keep purging beyond the allotted time when people can break any and all laws.

“It’s an amazing story of Latinos and Americans coming together to overcome despair and evil," director Everardo Gout tells Total Film

Blending thrills and sociopolitical commentary is something the Purge movies are well-known for. With this one, creator/ writer James DeMonaco hopes to “set the record straight’’ on the series’ overarching themes, condemning certain goings-on perhaps more strongly than before.

“‘I want my intentions to be crystal clear on what I think about violence and what’s going on in the world.’ That’s what he told me,” recalls Gout, claiming the film is like a social litmus test. “It’s dystopian, but he’s trying to get us to look in the mirror. It makes you think, ‘Shit, if I get pushed into a corner, would I do the same?’ Once you open that door, how do you close it again?”

Above, you can check out an exclusive image of The Forever Purge that features in the new issue of our sister publication, Total Film magazine.

The Forever Purge is scheduled to open on July 9. For more on the film – and a massive preview of all the biggest movies heading your way in 2021 – pick up a copy of the new issue of Total Film magazine (opens in new tab) when it hits shelves (real and digital) this Friday, January 8. 

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Jack Shepherd
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I'm the Senior Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, bringing you all the latest movie and TV news, reviews, and features. Plus I look after the Total Film and SFX sections and socials media channels. I used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film