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…)
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…)
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.