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
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
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!