PURGE: THE ISLAND is currently in development. With series creator James DeManaco stepping down as director, Gerard McMurray (BURNING SANDS) has stepped in to fill his shoes. Little is known about the film except that it’s a prequel to the first film and the title’s Island is Staten Island. While series star Frank Grillo isn’t returning, the first bit of casting news has come out. Y’lan Noel (INSECURE) and Lex Scott Davis (TRAINING DAY: THE SERIES) are the first to actors to sign on. If you’ve seen INSECURE then you know you have reason to look forward to seeing Noel on the big screen. No other casting or production details have been released yet, but look forward to PURGE: THE ISLAND hitting theaters on July 4th, 2018… and then there’ll be a tv series…because it’s necessary.