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Now that the Power Rangers reboot has hit screens across the globe, it seems that the world is still interested in those morphin’ teens, which should come as no surprise to fans of the series.  One of the Power Rangers’ biggest supporters is Dredd producer, Adi Shankar.  When we last spoke with Adi, he had lots to say about his upcoming Castlevania adaptation.  While excitement for that one continues to build, we caught up with Adi who shared his thoughts on the new version of the Power Rangers, why The Avengers are outdated, and why the X-Men will always be better than the heroes sitting at the Tower. We also tried to ask him about the rumor that he’s on the short list to direct the Sony Spider-Man villain spin-off film Venom but we advised by his publicist to not talk or ask any questions about that (we’ll let you think what means).  (more…)

In recent years, television and cinema have been dominated by characters that are already familiar to most of their audience. Creating shows based on characters and stories that already have a fan base guarantees a certain amount of traffic and, now that a lot of the original audience are grown, helps to reboot the franchise for younger generations. It’s a model that’s proving successful for all kinds of brands. But it does put certain restrictions on the content created. For instance, consistently sticking to a child friendly rating restricted the choices creators have open to them when they want to address the adults watching. (more…)

It’s been discussed before, but despite the film’s cult status and some strong home video sales, Dredd just wasn’t successful enough to warrant a sequel. However, fans have been determined to get new Dredd in their life, what with the numerous online petitions and comment threads demanding it. Well, hey, you know who else wants more Dredd? The films producer Adi Shankar.

On the back of a recent announcement that Shankar (The Grey, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry) is working with comic book legend Warren Ellis and the animators from Adventure Time on a Castlevania animated series for Netflix coming later this year, talk of Dredd is hanging on like a tail to a comet. While Shankar is all on board focusing attention this anticipated Castlevania series, he has made it a point to let everyone know that Dredd 2 is going to happen, just maybe not in the way fans would like.  (more…)

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*Posted on April 1st, 2015 – It’s an April Fool’s Day Post. UPDATE: Possibly inspired from the traction this April Fools post generated, there is now a strong fan petition going get Dredd picked up from a streaming service. SIGN IT HERE

In a move that proves that holding your breath and making enough of a racket on the Internet will get you what you want, Netflix picked today of all days to announce a new series, Dredd. That’s right, Judge Dredd is bringing the law to Netflix in a brand new 13 episode event that is slated to premiere 04/01/2016. (more…)

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Unless you’re Amish, live in a cave without WiFi, or were lost at sea the last couple of days, you might have an acceptable reason for not watching the Power Rangers fan film Power/Ranger that swept the Internet earlier this week. The darker, highly polished, and much more mature look at the Power Rangers had many folks clamoring for more. Of course everyone wanted to know what the original Power Rangers thought about the fan film, and three have made comments or posts. More importantly, Saban, holder of the Power Ranger rights have taken a dim view of this particular Power Rangers fan film and turned all their legal might toward removing the film first from Vimeo (The NSFW boobie version), and then, (The totally safe for anywhere version) from YouTube. What might this mean for Fan film’s in general? (more…)

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Judge Dredd was originally a comic, and it was good.  It was rewritten with another story line, and it was still good.  Then it was a movie, and it was bad. Really bad.  Then it became a movie again (Dredd), and it lacked the comic book back-story and it was low on character development.  There was no love story, no lesson-learned and the movie didn’t take itself seriously which is OH MY GOD WHY THE MOVIE WAS SO DAMN AWESOME! In a world over saturated with shallow PG13 flicks, it’s exactly what we needed.

And now there’s this. Whatever the bloody hell this is.

Dredd executive producer Adi Shankar‘s unofficial animated spin-off, Judge Dredd: Superfiendhas brought online a teaser trailer!  (more…)

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Earlier this month, Dredd producer Adi Shankar announced his plan to thank Dredd fans for their support by creating a Dredd web series featuring those fan favorite Dredd villains, the Dark Judges. Of course this series wouldn’t be “official.” It would join the other tribute videos, Dirty Laundry, a Punisher short, and Truth in Journalism, a Venom short in Shankar’s Bootleg Universe. (more…)

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There are moments on the Internet where you throw out a wish and someone, somewhere, hears that wish and makes it come true. As I write this I am having one of those wonderful moments. Like a lot of you, I’m totally on board for a Karl Urban Dredd sequel. The problem being that even with all the dedicated fans efforts that made A Day to Dredd movement a success the last two years, the Dredd sequel is still sitting on a shelf in Hollywood limbo. Dredd executive producer Adi Shankar wants that sequel just as bad as the rest of us and while he’s been unable to get the sequel into production, he does want to thank all the fans for their support by creating a free Dredd web-mini-series that focuses on what this Dredd fan thinks are the coolest Dredd villains ever, the Dark Judges. (more…)

More Hope for ‘Dredd 2’? Sort of…

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For those of us that still cling to the possibility of there being a sequel to 2012’s Dredd, every bit of news is good news. Unless they say they never plan on doing it… then that would be bad news, of course. But this week does not bring that final confirmation of abandonment. Instead, it looks like things are going much the same for Dredd 2 as they have been for the last two years. Read on for more. (more…)

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You might remember producer Adi Shankar‘s name from that wonderful Punisher short Dirty Laundry, starring Thomas Jane and Ron Pearlman. This time around he’s brought together director Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom) and actor Ryan Kwanten to tackle what many Spider-Man fans are clamoring to see, Venom in his own movie.

#TRUTHINJOURNALISM does start out a little slow, but the payoff is incredible. The story picks up where the last Spider-Man movie left off, Eddie Brock is disgraced and working for a cheap news-rag, chasing that big story that will put him back in the lime-light. A documentary crew follows Brock until…

What did you think? Will a studio take a chance on this character? Maybe they could make a Marvel “Suicide Squad / Expendables” type movie , throw in Deadpool, Venom, and some other characters that can’t seem to get their own feature film and let them wreak havoc on some of the governments enemies.

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