Lock the doors, board up the windows and prepare for another night of government-sanctioned mayhem: "The Purge 3" is set to hit theaters July 1, 2016, Universal Pictures announced Thursday.
Set in a dystopian near-future, the "Purge" films center on an annual 12-hour period during which all crimes are legalized by the New Founders of America. In keeping with the franchise's satirical, if not always nuanced political overtones, "The Purge 3" will open over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed
Plot details and cast members have yet to be revealed, although "Anarchy" actor
For a series about the dangers of unchecked capitalism, both "Purge" movies have been low-budget box-office money makers: Costing just $3 million, the original was a surprise hit in 2013, grossing $89 million worldwide. The follow-up last July cost $9 million and grossed $110 million worldwide.
"The Purge 3" is slated to open against Disney's "The BFG" and