Universal Pictures and Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge, initially set for a July 10th release date, is now pulled from the release calendar.
The film was set to open before Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, making it one of the first significant releases after cinemas open (Solstice Studios’ Russell Crowe movie Unhinged on July 1st remains the first wide release back after reopening)
Reports say there’s no word if Forever Purge will forgo a theatrical release and head to VOD, but Universal and Blumhouse are currently accessing the situation. Universal recently released Trolls World Tour digitally and brought home upwards of $100 million in revenue. Judd Apatow’s movie starring Pete Davison, The King of Staten Island, is scheduled to head straight to homes on June 12th, and Warner Bros just saw a successful launch of Scoob! for rental and purchase.
The last three Purge films saw their releases also in the July month, with the franchise’s four instalments grossing more than $456 million worldwide since 2013. This upcoming entry sees Everardo Grout directing The Forever Purge off a screenplay by franchise creator James DeMonaco, who’s penned every script since the franchise launch.