Thursday, 16 May 2013

Before Peter Travis' 2012 comic adaptation Dredd, scripted by Alex Garland, the only Judge Dredd that had made its way onto the screen was Sylvester Stallone's awful 1995 Judge Dredd. Fans of the comic book will be happy with what they managed to pull off in Dredd. Unlike Stallone's film, it was gritty and violent, resembling closer to the comic books and don't worry, Rob Schneider is not in it, thank god. Despite Dredd getting applauds from the fans it failed to make a profit at the box office. Made on a budget of $45 million but only turning over $ 35.6 million at the box office. Not turning a profit that, sadly, would not warrant a sequel. But Dredd star, Karl Urban, has released some news that will excite Dredd fans. “Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning,” says Urban. “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 instalment 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.” 

The Dredd sequel could copy the Veronica Mars film and Zach Braff's Wish I was Here and signed up to Kickstarter hoping their fans will be generous and donate funds. There are enough 2000AD fans out there to make this happen and the producers would really be missing out on a chance to revisit Dredd's universe.  

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