The fourth installment of "The purge" film, along with a TV series will reportedly return in 2018. The director of the first three features, James DeMonaco has revealed the title of the fourth film as "Purge: The Island".

‘Purge: The Island’: A prequel of the Purge series

Ever since the release of the first "Purge" film in 2013, it has become a popular franchise in the United States. The story revolves around the idea of legalizing every form of heinous crime, including rape and murder, for about 12 hours a day annually. It takes the audiences down the deeper and darker political paths.

The basic theory behind this idea is to curb the overall crime rate for the rest of the year, by the aid of these vent outs, which would operate like a safety valve.

The fourth installment of the cult film is technically a prequel of the first experimental "Purge" that took place in the Staten Island of New York. The story aims at revealing how the government encourages people and how they eventually start Purging. This means that "Purge: The Island," will take the audiences back to the very first "Purge" film, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey.

What can you expect from the television show Purge?

The director of "Purge," James DeMonaco explains in his recent interview with Vulture, that “It becomes a monetization of murder and violence, incentivizing killing and keeping people around for them to be victims.” He further elaborates, that the upcoming TV series, will probably explore the characters, their backgrounds, and histories to investigate, the root cause of the Purges.

However, the "Purge" TV series will not follow the usual path of the cult movies, and will rather slow down, and play with time by using more flashback modes. Instead of focusing on the stories of the Purge day, the television show aims at focusing on rest of the days of the year. These are the non-Purge days when the ‘no-crime’ law is ineffective.

This is because DeMonaco feels that television shows will be the perfect medium to explore the lives and characters of the people, which is practically impossible on the large screen.

Even though the first three Purges were created with a limited budget, the psychological thriller has grossed over $320 million in the box office, securing a permanent place for the "Purge" franchise as a cult film.

Are you waiting eagerly for the "Purge?" Tell us, which one is more interesting for you - the fourth feature or the television show?