Just when we thought we were done talking about NerdBastards‘ Dredd April Fool’s Day Joke, they drag us back in! Word on the Internet is that the Facebook page devoted to getting a Dredd sequel, Bring Back Dredd, has expanded their petition to include a series by Netflix, HBO, or Amazon Prime. Perhaps our little April Fool’s joke that returned from the dead a couple of weeks ago and went viral opened some eyes to the potential of such a series. You can help out by signing the petition in the link below. (more…)
Every year on April 1st, the Internet becomes a minefield of April Fool’s Day posts and NerdBastards traditionally joins in with a post each year. For the last couple years of April Fool’s Day jokes we’ve tried to convince people that Iron Man’s latest armor for Avengers: Age of Ultron would have nipples, that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg had bought the rights to Firefly for his wife, and last year’s about a new original Dredd mini-series on Netflix. We would have put that link in there too, but you’ll find out later in this post why we couldn’t. It all started out so simply… (more…)
*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…)
It’s no secret that Dredd didn’t do well at the box office. Domestically it tanked with only the International box office and eventual strong DVD sales recapturing the movie’s production costs. The results certainly didn’t help hopes for a sequel. Any other franchise fans would have given up at this point, but Dredd fans hung in there, starting petitions, websites, and a yearly “Put Dredd at the top of the Sales Chart” event in hopes of creating enough interest from Hollywood to get a sequel into production.
Everyone involved with Dredd wants a sequel, Karl Urban has been keeping the pot simmering with comments and video statements to fans, but even this hasn’t been enough to get anyone in Hollywood to back the project with real money. Dredd screen writer Alex Garland was recently asked about Dredd 2 and had some heart-felt, yet disappointing words. (more…)
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: Superfiend, has brought online a teaser trailer! (more…)
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…)
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…)
The latest Deadpool movie announcement must have reinvigorated the fans of Dredd who want another Dredd Movie. If the fans of one long-delayed and tossed about hero can help get their crazy Merc with a Mouth to the big screen, why not slip in a Dredd sequel as well? Last year’s Day of Dredd was a successful campaign to drive Dredd up the list for DVD sales, rentals, and streaming downloads in hopes of nudging those in Hollywood with the power to make a Dredd sequel happen. Dredd fans hope to top last year’s results on October 1st, what can you do to help? (more…)
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. (more…)
One of the most underrated films in the last few years, Pete Travis’ incarnation of Dredd, while it didn’t do so hot at the box office, has risen to gather quite the fan following. Petitions abound for a sequel, the people cry out for more and even Karl Urban, the Dredd-man himself, has expressed how intensely he wants another film of the franchise to be made. Things have been up and down, but it may be that the powers-that-be are reconsidering. (more…)