As a long time Dredd fan I was perplexed that the latest Dredd movie from director Pete Travis didn’t do very well at the box office. I thought it was a damn fine film; gritty, violent, and stylish. The disappointing box office ($35 million worldwide before DVD sales on a $50 million dollar budget) Dredd pulled in quickly set fans wondering if we’d ever see Karl Urban‘s chin under that iconic Judge Dredd helmet ever again.
One of the Dredd producers Adi Shankar recently went on Reddit to do an AMA (Ask-Me-Anything). When asked about the possibility of a sequel he responded:
“Probably not. But I am working on a Dredd short in the vein of #DirtyLaundry …you’re actually the first person to know about this…”
As of this moment this is just a promise to fans. No story or script, no actors or director signed on. Hopefully Shankar will follow through and get the short off the ground. The short film he mentions is a Punisher short called Dirty Laundry, starring Thomas Jane and directed by Phil Joanou. I consider it more of a love letter to Punisher fans than your run of the mill short film. You can check it out below to get the feel of what Shankar wants to do.