It seems as though all hope is not lost for a sequel to "Dredd 3D." Due to a continued interest in the film, star Karl Urban said a "Dredd 2" is now more likely than ever.
"Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with ["Dredd" writer] 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," Urban told Collider. "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."
A "Dredd 3D" sequel film might not be in the works, but the movie's story will still continue on in a different form. IGN got a confirmation from 2000 AD that a sequel will be coming out as a comic book in September.
Adi Shankar, who produced "Dredd 3D," teased back in March that he is working on a "Dredd" sequel short film. It's unclear if this comic will replace that or if they will somehow be tied together somehow. Regardless, it's awesome that the "Dredd 3D" story is continuing on in one way or another.
Check out the full sequel tease after the jump.
There won't be a "Dredd" sequel coming out any time soon, but there could be a "Dredd" short film.
Adi Shankar recently held a Reddit AMA where he talked about how it's "highly unlikely" a feature-length "Dredd" sequel will be made. He blamed that on the fact the movie "totally bombed," but did say that he's not done in the universe. When fans started talking about making a Kickstarter for a "Dredd" sequel, Shankar admitted, "I am working on a Dredd short film though so look out for that."
"Dredd 3D" doesn't hit Blu-ray and DVD until January 8, but we've got a sneak peek for you at the special features you'll have in store when it is released. In the below video, the folks at 2000 AD take us on a look back at "Judge Dredd" from his origins in the '70s to where he's at today.
Here you can see the evolving style of the artists who started with "Judge Dredd" in the '70s, like Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon, through those who tackled the British comic in the '80s and '90s, and finally brought it to where it is today. Though the look of the strip was translated into the "Dredd" film in a new way, but it's easy to understand the argument that the cumulative effort on the series is what made it so special and iconic.
For those of you holding out hope for a "Dredd 3D" sequel, we hate to burst the bubble, but it does not look good.
The 2000 AD adaptation, starring Karl Urban as Mega-City One's finest helmeted arbiter of justice, debuted in sixth place with a mere $6 million haul to its name on September 22. Strong word of mouth did the Judge no favors, either, as "Dredd" fell out of the top ten entirely during its second weekend. Whatever the reasons are for "Dredd" failing to land despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, the sentence is clear: barring some kind of miracle, it doesn't look like a sequel is in the cards.
Get more box office updates at MTV News.
by Ryan Rigley
"Dredd 3D" may have opened sixth at the box office last weekend, but it was first in our hearts. The latest "Judge Dredd" adaptation is truly one of the best action films of this past year, despite its lackluster number of ticket sales. Don't believe us? Go see it for yourself! Seriously, go see it or else they can't make a sequel.
Taking place in the dystopian society of Mega-City One, "Dredd 3D" sees Judge Dredd and his partner, Judge Anderson, waging war on a deadly gang of drug dealers. The drug in question? A reality-altering inhalant called "Slo-Mo," which does exactly what you'd think it does. As an officer of the law, Dredd has the combined powers of police, judge, jury, and executioner.
In short, he is the law — as well as our Hero of the Week!
Even with an overwhelmingly positive critical reaction on its side, "Dredd" could not lay down the law at the domestic box office this weekend. After debuting in theaters last Friday (September 21), the Karl Urban-starring adaptation of the 2000 AD cult icon crashed and burned with a sixth place opening worth $6.3 million. That's very bad news for fans hoping for a "Dredd" revival, as writer Alex Garland stated just a few months ago that the action flick would need to earn "above $50 million in the US" to warrant a sequel.
Get more on the box office results at MTV News.
Just a little bit shy of 20 years have passed since the Sylvester Stallone-starring "Judge Dredd" hit theaters and disappointed die-hard fans everywhere. This past weekend, Karl Urban did his best to do justice to the fan-favorite 2000 AD comic book character with "Dredd," a film that's sitting pretty with a 77% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Did you get to see "Dredd" this weekend? If so, do you agree with the majority of the critics, or did you think this was just as bad as the Stallone adaptation? Make your voice heard either way in the poll below!
Today, Karl Urban takes back Judge Dredd for all of those who knew the swift-justice hero in his comic book form and delivers "Dredd 3D," an ultra-violent, video game cut scene that entertains, shocks, and stays faithful to the masked man.
If you're contemplating heading to the theater this weekend for "Dredd 3D," here are the five reasons to pony up the cash and get your butt in the seat.
Karl Urban: Best Chin Actor
It's a sad symptom of modern comic book movies that if a big star plays a character who wears a mask, they still manage to find way too much face time. That is not a problem for Karl Urban and Judge Dredd, who stays in his helmet for the entire movie, but there is a reason most heroes lose their cover at some point. It makes acting really difficult, yet Urban brings Dredd to life in a way that may not be complex, but is entertaining as hell.
"Dredd" has finally landed to lay the law down upon moviegoers everywhere, and judging purely by the reviews, it looks like Karl Urban's hard R-rated take on the 2000 AD comic book icon is exactly what the doctor ordered to erase the poor taste of Sylvester Stallone's '90s adaptation from the palette.
Speaking with MTV News at the Toronto International Film Festival, Urban said he could not possibly be prouder of the film that's now in theaters.
"It's a great validation for everybody who put so much time and energy and effort in it," said the actor. "Here's the thing: it's a fun film. It's a really fun film, and audiences are having a great time watching it, so we're very happy."