Karl Urban has a message of hope for Dredd fans everywhere. Don’t give up hope, there could be a sequel to Alex Garland‘s Dredd. Find out how you can help after the jump.
The 2012 reboot was a hit with fans and the majority of critics, but it still failed to recover its $50 million budget, only earning $40 million world-wide ($13 million domestic). When DVD sales ($17.6 million Domestic) kicked in, fans and those involved hoped that a sequel might be possible.
I for one, thought the marketing of the movie was not targeted to the right audience. People looked at this as a comic book movie, when it was more of an old-fashioned Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry style shoot-them-up.
Fans don’t want to let it go though, and I can’t blame them. One thing Dredd did for me is help wash out the taste of that Stallone version. For Dredd fans, the Stallone version is the equivalent of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. It never happened, it’s only a recurring nightmare on TNT on weekend afternoons.
Here’s a quick video that Karl Urban shot about the possibility of a Dredd sequel and what you can do.
It won’t take you minute and could help convince the money men to make a sequel.
Dredd fans are a great group that won’t give up hope. They’re also a pretty creative bunch too, making props and costumes. One group of prop making fans over at Pannarus Props decided to show their appreciation of Urban’s Dredd and his other Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie roles by creating a mash-up helmet.
You can see it has bits and pieces from Urban’s work in Dredd, Star Trek, and The Lord of the Rings. They made two, one for Urban and one for their showcase. Here’s a video of giving the helmet and meeting Urban.
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.