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."
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."
After all the teasers and posters and preview screenings at Comic-Con, which I missed, I'm ready to see "Dredd" already. September 21 is still too far away for my liking, but luckily for me and my fellow fans of the upcoming big screen reinvention of the cult British comic, we have a new poster to ogle. See it below!
Much has been made of Karl Urban's take on Judge Dredd already, but for me, the component I'm most looking forward to is Lena Headey as Ma-Ma Madrigal, the film's villain. Headey is fantastic in everything she touches — most especially HBO's "Game of Thrones" — and based on what Urban is saying about her work as the "Dredd" antagonist, she's about to deliver the goods once again.
"I think there is a scary, beautiful, violent, way off-beat, amazing performance that Lena has delivered in this film," the actor told Movie Fanatic in a new interview. "She’s enigmatic. You’re drawn to her when she’s on the screen. The choices that she made were so interesting."
Karl Urban has seen Sylvester Stallone's version of "Judge Dredd." He just thinks that his version is much better.
The star of "Dredd" stopped by the MTV News offices while he was promoting the movie at Comic-Con and didn't have any qualms about comparing his film's take on the cult British comic to the one that came before. We've heard good things from the "Dredd" screening that took place a couple nights ago, and Urban said his "Dredd" has got nothing to worry about.
"I saw [Stallone's] movie when it came out in '94. Tonally, these films couldn't be more different," he said. "I think it's a difference of if you like your characters wearing lycra and gold cod pieces, then his film's the one for you. But if you like badass movie where your heroes are real and wearing leather and motorbike suits and body armor and hardcore gritty punches, this is the one for you."
There is no negotiating with Judge Dredd. Either you obey, or you get all of the bullets in your face. This much is clear in the first look at footage from "Dredd," directed by Pete Travis and starring Karl Urban, Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby.
Though the full "Dredd" trailer doesn't debut until tomorrow, Machinima has provided the world with a glorious 10-second tease of what to expect from Travis' take on Mega City One one day early. See it below!
If you were starting to worry — dare we say "dread"? Oh, we dare! — about the lack of a single "Dredd" trailer with only three months to go before the film's release date, worry no more: that trailer is absolutely coming your way, and soon.
The official "Dredd" Twitter page has announced that the first full trailer for the Karl Urban-starring action movie, based on the 2000 AD comic book icon, will arrive online this coming Thursday (June 21) courtesy of Machinima.com. That first look at Lena Headey as Ma-Ma Madrigal, Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and — of course — Urban as the law personified is just a few short days away!
Judgment is coming, and as long as it looks precisely nothing like Sylvester Stallone, we're pretty sure we're going to like it.
No offense, Sly — we'll get enough of your badassery in "Expendables 2" — but we want you as far away from the "Judge Dredd" film franchise as possible after that 1995 disaster. In the latest adaptation of the 2000AD peacekeeper and facebreaker, "Dredd," it's Karl Urban who is putting on the iconic helmet and becoming the law. You can get a taste of the action yourself by checking out the brand new "Dredd" poster after the jump.