After four decades in print and two big screen releases it looks like the faceless lantern jawed lawman from a dystopian future city, Judge Dredd, has his sites set on the small screen next. While there is still no sign of a sequel to 2012’s Dredd (which stared Karl Urban) hitting the big screen anytime soon, Rebellion (who publishes the comic magazine 2000 AD) is teaming up with studio IM Global to produce a “big-budget” TV series based on the futuristic lawman’s escapades.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Dredd producers (and brothers) Chris and Jason Kingsley are working with Mark Stern (who developed the rebooted Battlestar Galactica) to bring the character to an undetermined network or streaming service, saying that the project is in “early development” and “talent will be announced at a later date.” (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…)
The 2012 film adaptation of Dredd was a long awaited tribute to a much loved indie comic. Standing head and shoulders above Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 Judge Dredd, the movie seemed to just get everything right. Alex Garland‘s revival of the 2000AD series made for a great retelling of the story for seasoned readers as well as a captivating introduction to it for new viewers. It was the dark, gritty comic book adaptation that a lot of comic book fans had been craving for years, dealing with crime and drugs and death on an almost unique level. Karl Urban, playing the eponymous Judge Dredd, has been roundly appluaded for his ability to portray a character so well with only half his face on show. (more…)
So once upon a time, we started a joke that started the whole world clamoring for a Netflix Dredd series. It was April Fool’s, and we were young and salty, but who would have guess that years later – YEARS! – that article still would have been quoted as a legit thing that was possibly in the works. So keeping all that in mind, there’s some news from the weekend that seems to indicate that the idea at the heart of that joke may become a reality. A real player, with the real Dredd, recently indicated to fans that there may be doings transpiring in regards to a Dredd series. (more…)
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…)