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Gerard McMurray crosses over to horror

Burning Sands director on to his next project while a lawsuit simmers against Netflix.

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Gerard McMurray, the director and co-writer behind the Sundance favorite Burning Sands, will take action horror franchise The Purge to the next level.

McMurray has been tapped to direct The Purge 4, becoming the first director other than James DeMonaco to direct an installment of the movie series that hails from Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Universal Pictures.

DeMonaco remains involved with the new installment, writing the script and had a hand in picking someone to whom to pass the torch.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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