The fourth film in the horror franchise began filming in Buffalo on Monday and will shoot entirely in the area, spending more than $20 million and adding 1,000 jobs.Island is the most crowd-pleasing of the films,” writer and director of the three previous Purge films, James DeMonaco, recently told Vulture, who returns to write and produce the fourth. “It’s so kick ass in its third act. What’s fun, too, is there’s an anti-hero. More than the previous films, there’s a singular hero in this movie. This is one man’s journey, William, an anti-hero inspired by Eastwood in Unforgiven, so it’s this very cool, modern, kind of badass who redeems himself through the story.
The Purge: Island has a working title of “Island Experiment” and looks to be one of Buffalo’s biggest productions yet as it’s reported to involve hundreds of extras and local jobs.
interview with Vulture, DeMonaco promised the film would be the most “crowd-pleasing” of the series. “What’s fun, too, is there’s an anti-hero. More than the previous films, there’s a singular hero in this movie. This is one man’s journey,” said DeMonaco, adding the character was inspired by Clint Eastwood in “Unforgiven.”