There Might Be Hope for a 'Dredd' Sequel After All, Says Karl Urban
It may yet happen. Don't give up all hope! Last summer we reported news that there might be a positive spin on the once-thought-dead sequel to Dredd, the rebooted comic book series starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd from writer/producer Alex Garland. Now we have another early 2014 update that things are brewing and "discussions" are happening. A report from the Las Vegas Star Trek this week includes a quick mention of the Dredd sequel, and that Karl Urban says that "conversations are taking place between the studio, the director and writer". Sounds great to me, let's keep pushing for this and make it happen, sooner than later.
Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what should be music to fans ears, he said ‘’conversations’’ are taking place between the studio, the director and writer Alex Garland. He commented that the cinema release of Dredd was badly handled but the film had found its audience on DVD and it has been noticed by the studio.
The big difference in this sequel update today and from the one in May of 2013 is the way Urban seems a bit more enthusiastic about "conversations", at least in the way this is written up. Previously, he said "It's not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It's entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects." This time he specifically mentions the DVD sales helping make this possible. That's good news and it sounds like we can remain optimistic that we will see another Dredd, and hopefully not direct-to-DVD, at some point down the line. We'll be watching.