There Might Be Hope for a 'Dredd' Sequel After All, Says Karl Urban

February 25, 2014
Source: What Culture


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.

Here's the section from the What Culture post from the Las Vegas Star Trek convention (via The Playlist):

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.

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    Please. Pretty Please with a cherry on top???!!
    • Derek Jacobs
  • 5_deadly_venoms
    good to hear. loved the film. Garland got it right. as long as its not some direct to dvd nonsense im there
  • Astroboy3000
    this is great news. hope everyone signed the make a DREDD sequel petition.
  • SkyNet300
    I signed the petition! Omg let this happen!!!!!!!!!! Love the comics and the last film.
  • Avi
    very great news! where can I sign the petition?
  • wobbles9094
    Loved the movie. It was just out at a bad time and mishandled bad by the studio, but definitely worth seeing.
  • Chris Groves
    Good news, I hope it happens, I can proudly say I was one of the few people that actually saw the first film in theaters.
  • Steven
    Loved the first, would watch a second.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Hell yeah! This is how comic book movies need to be portrayed on the big screen. Cant wait.
  • asassaassa
    The Stallone film had a great look, a lot of the outfits, vehicles and sets were great. Mean Machine looked just like the comics. However they ruined it with some terrible actors. The second Dredd looks wrong in almost every way but the acting is a lot better. The perfect Dredd would be something between Stallone's Dredd film and the new one.
  • Nielsen700
  • Ehsan Davodi
  • Armitall
    Most likely the best CBM of 2012! It definnitely deserves a sequel, I want to see more of that city scape!
  • TK
    Yay now hurry up and make it. Loved the first dredd. Can not wait for this one. Hope to see it up and running sooner rather then later. Karl Urban is awesome and deserves another crack at the Mega-city Judge.
  • Good I hope it does get made, the last one was pretty freaking good!
  • Riku Ruohomäki
    DREDD 2? Do you really want a sequel to Dredd? Then your best change is joining the petition and liking "Make a DREDD Sequel" on Facebook. *
    • Derek Jacobs
      Really you won't see one.




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