For anyone who has ever sat down and read a single issue of 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd comic, they knew the first film released in 1995 starring Sylvester Stallone was a far cry from the source material. Thankfully, Hollywood got its act together in 2012 and released Dredd starring Karl Urban in the titular role. Though the film was not successful financially, it has acquired a cult following that has demanded a return to Mega City One to include Urban whose portrayal was comic book worthy. On May 10th, it was announced that our favorite Street Judge would be returning to television in the series Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, but Urban’s involvement and details about the series were scant… until now!
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…)
The big announcement coming from Emerald City Comi Con, pits three of the universe’s most feared figures against one another this summer in the ultimate science-fiction crossover battle: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens! For fans of the 2012 sci-fi comic film-adaptation of Dredd starring Karl Urban, this Dark Horse Comics title featuring the one-man judge, jury and executioner, will quell the ache left behind from the lack of a sequel. Find out more after the jump
Those wacky Predators are like the Scooby-Doo Gang of the universe – they seem to cross-over with just about anybody and anybody famous. Over the course of their time in our pop-culture crosshairs, they’ve ran into the Aliens, Batman, Witchblade, Judge Dredd, Superman & the JLA, the Terminator, and even very recently, Archie and his crew from Riverdale. There’s a ton more encounters that are encompassed in fan fiction, too; one particularly well-done version has recently hit online and is making the pop-culture world take notice. (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 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…)
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.
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
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?