‘Dredd’ Sequel Comic Coming to the States in January

- 12-03-13Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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The bad news is, this ISN’T a film sequel to 2012′s underappreciated Dredd–the second and far superior big screen adaptation of 2000 A.D.‘s Judge Dredd (despite how badly some people wish it were).

The good news is the UK’s Judge Dredd Magazine continued the story of the film in serial form, and the comic will be released in the US in January by 2000 A.D. as Dredd: Underbelly(more…)

Wanna See a ‘Dredd’ Sequel? Lend Your Voice to the Cause

- 07-25-13Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Back in 2012, writer-producer Alex Garland brought us a new, truer to the story version of Judge Dredd with the movie Dredd.  And while many found it to be an excellent if not outstanding film, it didn’t seem to impress the studios enough to get funding for a sequel.  Both Garland and Karl Urban (the Judge himself) are loyal fans of the comic and really want to see this happen, but haven’t been having too much luck with it.  So they’re trying a new tactic to get studios to notice – they’re bringing the fans in on it.

No, it’s not a Kickstarter campaign.  It’s a petition that you can sign online to let your voice be heard that you want to see another Dredd flick.  They also have a Facebook page dedicated to showing support, so you can head over and “like” that one if you so choose.  I’m not sure how well this will affect their chances of going on to Dredd II, but it sure as hell can’t hurt.

 

Thanks to BleedingCool for helping to spread the love.

‘Dredd 2′ Possibility Is Once Again a Maybe

- 05-24-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s on. It’s off. It’s on. It’s off. Well, looks like it might be back on.

At the Retailers Conference at the MCM London Comic-Con today, a rep from Rebellion, the publisher of 2000 A.D., the magazine that launched the Judge Dredd character, told attendees that a planned sequel to last fall’s Dredd 3-D isn’t entirely dead. Indeed, the exact words of the rep, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, is that a sequel “could still be happening.”

What that means is now unclear, but fans have been on a yo-yo ride concerning a future Judge Dredd movie since the film’s release last fall. While Dredd was critically very successful, and very well received by fans, it was not so successful at the box office. Previous benchmarks, like high DVD sales, have been established as possible red lines to determine whether or not a sequel could be made, but when last discussed it seemed like the most fans might get in the near-term is some kind of short film project. But now, it seems, that the door’s been open again for a sequel

More news as it develops, obviously, but for the Dredd fans out there – Hey, there’s hope!

Source: Bleeding Cool

Karl Urban Talks ‘Dredd’ Sequel, Somewhere, a Judge Dredd Fan Just Got His Wings

- 05-16-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

 

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First off, before we get anywhere near what Karl Urban has to say about a Dredd sequel, let’s all take a deep breath, that’s it, now exhale. Dredd fans will have to take this with a grain of salt. In a recent interview, Urban was asked about the possibility of fans ever seeing a sequel to the popular, yet financially disappointing, Dredd. Here’s what Urban said:

“Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning.  It’s not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It’s entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects.  In fact, that’s what happened with Star Trek. They weren’t going to do a third season until fans did a letter writing campaign and they continued that series.”

When your the face of a struggling franchise you just don’t close ANY doors, no matter how small the chance that someone might open that door. I do love that Urban put the ball firmly into the fans hands. If we want to see it, then we’ll have to get vocal about it to get anything done.

Do you want to see a Dredd sequel someday and would you be willing to put your money where your mouth is for Dredd II?

Via: Blastr

The Next Best Thing to a ‘Dredd’ Sequel: ‘Judge Minty’

- 05-06-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There are fan films that are fun and campy, then there are fan films like Judge Minty that really go that extra mile. You can feel the love these guys have for the characters come right out of the screen and punch you in the gut. We all know that a sequel to Karl Urban‘s Dredd is a “Hail Mary Pass” at best these days, but we can take solace checking out this wonderful production by director Steven Sterlacchini.

The props in this short are incredible. That itch to get a Judge Dredd costume build started the minute I laid eyes on those golden eagle shoulders. Take a look and join me after to discuss.

What did you think? I would have loved to see this added to the Judge Dredd DVD, but I guess that is about as much a long shot as a Dredd sequel at this point.
Judge Minty, the Judge Dredd fan film.
Judge Minty Edmund Dehn
Judge Dredd Greg Staples
Director Steven Sterlacchini
Director of Photography and Digital Imagery Stephen Green
Prop and Costume Creator Daniel Carey-George of Custom Creations
Storyboards & Concepts Barry Renshaw
Written By Steven Sterlacchini & Michael Carroll, based on the work of John Wagner

Nerd Art Dump: Marioshock Infinite, Cartoon ‘Portal’, The Art of Stanley Lau & MOAR!

- 05-02-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Taking a cue from Bioshock Infinite, this Marioshock Infinite by Creative Outpouring features Princess Peach and Mario in the lead with a nice nod to the Nintendo power ups of old. [Gamefreaks]

Hit the jump for Mad Max, the Walking Dead and more.
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No ‘Dredd’ Sequel, But Dredd Short in the Works

- 03-27-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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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.

Via: Cinemablend

No ‘Dredd’ Sequel, Maybe Short Film Though

- 03-22-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Tragic news from Mega City One today as it seems that despite the faintest hope of fans there will be no Dredd 3-D sequel coming soon to a theater near you.

The news comes from Adi Shankar, producer of Dredd (and The Grey and Killing Them Softly) who did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit Wednesday. Shankar was obviously pelted with fan questions about whether or not there will be a sequel to Dredd, and while he didn’t rule it out complete, the possibility seems unlikely at best. But after being pressed later in the chat, Shankar offered an emphatic, “[n]ot going to happen =(“.

But not all hope is lost. Shankar last summer produced the sort-of Punisher sequel Dirty Laundry, a short film where Thomas Jane reprised the role of Marvel Comics vigilante in the skull shirt. Shankar mentioned that there’s chance now for a similar Judge Dredd project. He didn’t go into details, no word on whether the short will be a sequel or if actor Karl Urban will be a part of it playing Dredd, but Shankar did express interest in using Kickstarter.

What do you think, Bastards? Any Dredd better than no Dredd, or are you crushed with paralyzing disappointment about there being no Dredd 3-D 2?

Source: Comic Book Movie

There’s Still Hope for a ‘Dredd’ Sequel – With Your Help

- 01-24-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

It’s been a nagging question since Dredd 3-D came out in September and sadly tanked at the box office, can there be any room for a sequel? Well, everything that doesn’t make a profit in cinemas has a second chance at life on home video, and to that end, things seem to be lining up well for the Pete Travis‘ adaptation of Britain’s favorite post-apocalyptic lawman.

Lionsgate is reporting that in its first week of release on DVD and Blu-ray, Dredd has sold 650,000 units, just over half of those on Blu-ray. In addition, Dredd was also the number one digital download for the week. Both good signs for the long-term popularity of the film, and the potential for a sequel.

But will it work? Possibly, Kick-Ass hardly blew up the box office and we’re getting a sequel this summer in prime box office real estate, all thanks to the DVD sale numbers in 2010. And perhaps the most famous example, the production and release of Joss Whedon’s Serenity, which came about purely because of DVD sales of the Firefly series box set.

So if you want a Dredd sequel, do your part, buy a DVD!

Source: Blastr

Nerd Bastards 12 Days of Christmahanakwanzika – Day 7

- 12-07-12Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Mark Poynter

While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved.  Basically,  stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Mark Poynter’s list of Nerdful things. Check back tomorrow for Nick Bungay‘s list. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

1. Captain America Statue Lamp by Westland Giftware

Luke started off with the replica Captain America shield I wanted s0 I looked around and found this little gem. That would look so good on my desk, providing much needed light and inspiration. There’s the good Captain, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, the *#%-damned Batman, and the Man of Steel. They are priced from $54.99 to $59.99 and would make any fan boy light up (Get it . . . I’m punny.) with joy.

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