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Feature James Clayton 16 Aug 2013 - 07:28
The arrival of Kick-Ass 2 is a reminder of how comic book artists and creators have become movie industry royalty, James writes...
I like to think that the following happened on a daily basis during the filming of Kick-Ass 2 - all cast and crew members signalled their arrival on set by announcing, "I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum."
If no one actually did take the opportunity to make a tenuous title-based association and quote Roddy Piper's best line in They Live, it's a damn shame. If Kick-Ass 3 happens, someone (everyone) involved can start this motivational ritual/repeat film reference in-joke when shooting begins on that sequel. In advance, you're welcome.
Feature Seb Patrick 13 Aug 2013 - 07:14
As we reported recently, there's a growing groundswell of support for a campaign to try and convince studio chiefs to get work moving on a sequel to Alex Garland and Pete Travis' excellent Dredd film, which stands as easily one of the most faithful and engaging comic book adaptations of recent years. The publishers of 2000 Ad themselves have thrown their weight behind the campaign, and whether or not it's successful, its very existence does show the appetite that's out there for such a strong and well-grounded take on the comic's long-running and beloved stable of characters.
While it would be fantastic to see another Dredd film from the same group of people, however, it's also worth noting that there has been »
And though it died a most undeserving death at the box office, it found a massive audience on home video, numbers that stars Karl Urban and writer Alex Garland are using as leverage to get a worthy sequel made.
Now rights holder 2000 Ad has launched an official petition and online campaign which they plan on bringing to Lionsgate to show the fan demand for a sequel. Click here to sign the petition, and visit the Facebook page to help spread the word!
A world where there are five Scary Movies and no Dredd sequels isn't a world we want to live in.
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington, DC, lies »
Around these parts we have a lot of love for Pete Travis’ Dredd (review). The movie, though not as good as The Raid, which it is always compared to, kicked a copious amount of ass; and its star, Karl Urban, played The Perfect Judge Dredd.
Though the flick didn't exactly light up the box office, it exploded on Blu-ray and DVD; and during the San Diego Comic-Con Airlock Alpha caught up with Urban, who briefly discussed sequel potential. “It’s certainly my hope that we get to make more,” he tells the site. “Clearly it has found an audience. The home video sales for Dredd 3D just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.”
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington, DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. »
- Uncle Creepy
Oliver Davis reviews Prophet #36...
"The three-armed Prophet wants Old man Prophet found. NewFather disobeys his superiors to seek out weapons needed to combat a new mysterious foe."
It's tough coming into this cold. Having only ever read the first issue of Brandon Graham's run on Prophet, which he took over from its creator, Rob Liefeld, a great deal of this issue made little sense. A confusion exasperated by only having a few hours sleep over the past two days.
Prophet is a complex beast, with a rich backstory. Set 10,000 years in the future, the comic's back page provides the best summary:
John Prophet is a former soldier for the Earth Empire, who led a slave to eventually overthrow them. Now with the rebirth of the Empire, the old man has awoken again to continue the fight.
Simple. Oh, and there's a bunch of John Prophet clones, like New-Father John Prophet, »
- Oliver Davis
Interview Simon Brew 31 May 2013 - 05:49
It's our intention at Den Of Geek to support, wherever we can, British films. That's why we covered the release of Ben Gregor's All Stars this time last month, a family-centric dance movie that, truthfully, we didn't rate particularly highly. Our review is here.
And yet, in spite of getting some critical attacks, the film has found space to become a solid hit. Furthermore, its director, a chatty and lovely man by the name of Ben Gregor, actually wrote back to one critic- Christopher Tookey of the Daily Mail - taking issue with some of the attacks in that paper's review.
“Idw Limited’s Judge Dredd books are among the most beautiful collected editions I’ve ever seen,” said Carlos Ezquerra. “Their incredible respect for the source material has been a joy to see. When they asked if I wanted to be involved in this special edition, I couldn’t pass it up! It felt like a way to give fans something really special, and to remember and re-visit some of our first stories.”
The 250 copy Red Label edition includes a hand-built slipcase featuring 12 lithographs and exclusive hardcover signed by Judge Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. The Blue Label version, the 25 copies will have a tray case, the lithograph portfolio, signatures from Ezquerra and Wagner as well as »
Comicsalliance.com are reporting that starting with a Free Comic Book Day (Fcbd) issue on May 4 2013, publisher Idw is reprinting a series of classic Judge Dredd stories in colour for the very first time.
Charlie Kirchoff, who also is the colourist of the current series, will give new life to the classic tales that will kick off with the issue’s “Judge Death”. This classic story by writer John Wagner and artist Brian Bolland, will feature a newly-coloured Bolland cover. 2000 Ad editor-in-chief Matt Smith issued the following statement about the reprints:
“It’s very exciting to see these classic Dredd stories given an extra dimension. New readers will get to see some of the seminal tales that established Dredd as the UK’s most important comics character, and old-school fans of the future lawman can re-experience their favourite series in a whole new light.”
From there, the series will continue »
- Darragh O'Connor
Idw Publishing is introducing a new element to the classic tales revolving around the iconic law enforcement figure of 2000 Ad – colour. To celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2013, Judge Dredd Classics will feature Judge Death stories written by John Wagner, illustrated by Brian Bolland and coloured by Charlie Kirchoff.
In July the colourized reissue will become a monthly series starting with Block Mania/Apocalypse War scripted by John Wagner and Alan Grant, and drawn by Mike McMahon, Ron Smith, Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland and Carlos Ezquerra. Artist Jim Fern will also be making a contribution to the project by creating new covers for each issue while Brian Bolland provides the cover for the Free Comic Book Day edition.
Looks like Judge Dredd is going to get the Idw Limited Deluxe Hardcover treatment starting with a Red Label edition which features the signatures of artist Brian Bolland and co-creator John Wagner along with a set of 12 limited-edition lithographs. "Back in the ‘70s, when 2000 Ad was first published, the stories were printed on low-grade newsprint paper, which has yellowed with age, so it's great to see Dredd published again in new formats," says Bolland. "Fans should be delighted with this limited-edition book. John [Wagner] and I have signed every copy and the art portfolio that comes with it captures a dozen of our favourite moments from the series. It's a top-notch presentation of work we're very proud of."
Only 325 copies of Red Label book will be produced and will include hand-built, custom-designed slip case with artwork by Brian Bolland. The dozen lithographs are a collection of key covers and memorable moments »
The 2013 London Super Comic Convention has attracted a record number of creators. Organisers claim that its 74 writers, artists and cartoonists from the UK and Us breaks the record for the most guests at a British comics convention. The second annual event will be held at London's ExCel Centre on February 23 and 24. Guests will include top names from the industry such as Neal Adams, Brian Bolland, J Scott Campbell, Lee Bermejo, Simone Bianchi, Mike Carey, Carlos Ezquerra, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Kieron (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
"In Mega-City One, kidnapping of the rich is a thing of the past, thanks to personal security droids. But a ruthless team of high-tech snatchers has come up with a cruel twist on the oldest racket on the books. They don't nab you. JustÖ a certain part of you. But the kidnappers may regret holding one of the city's most prominent citizens for ransom, because Judge Dredd's just signed on to be the bagman!"
With the release of this third issue, I think Dredd might just be hitting its stride. Eschewing the robot story of the first two issues, we are thrown straight into a very interesting story regarding human clones of wealthy people being held to ransom. Some hard questions are asked. Would you pay a ransom for someone who is your wife/husband/sibling, with even the same memories, »
Dredd brings the cult comic hero to the big screen the way the character was meant to be . ultra-violent, with very little dialogue, and never removing his helmet. Within the opening minutes of the film, Karl Urban completely owns the character and helps Judge Dredd fans forget that other guy who tried to bring the law to Mega-City One in 1995. Based on the Judge Dredd character (created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra) from the British comic 2000 Ad, the film was directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) with a screenplay by Alex Garland (28 Days Later). Dredd stars Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey (who sports several facial scars and has never looked nastier on »
- Patrick Luce
While it may not have been a box office success, Pete Travis' Dredd is getting a much fairer trial on home video having topped the Blu-ray and DVD sales list for a 2012 new release. Dredd has also come in first in this week's digital downloads. It's great to see the film getting new life after its theatrical release, especially since it's much closer to the version of Judge Dredd that fans wanted to see. Karl Urban (Star Trek) is the law and deserves another go-round as the titular peacemaker. You can check out Phil's review of Dredd 3D here along with Bill's glowing review of the Blu-ray. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and see how you can get your hands on a copy of Dredd. Watch the trailer for Dredd if you haven't seen it yet: Check out the full press release below: Santa Monica, Calif., Jan. »
- Dave Trumbore
Santa Monica, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /Cnw/ – The verdict is in and Lionsgate (Lgf), a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the home entertainment release of Dredd claimed the number one spot on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 650,000 units sold, making it the best-selling new release title of the year. Blu-ray units accounted for nearly 50% of week 1 Pos at retail. In addition, the critically acclaimed thriller, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) as the titular character Judge Dredd , was the top film download for the week, outpacing all other titles in digital sales as well. Adapted by Alex Garland from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s legendary comic book and released in a stunning 3-D Blu-ray, Dredd adds to Lionsgate’s long history of theatrical titles that have overconverted their box office performance on Blu-ray, DVD and digital. Lionsgate continues to lead the industry in DVD-to-box office »
The verdict is in and Lionsgate (Lgf), a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the home entertainment release of Dredd claimed the number one spot on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 650,000 units sold, making it the best-selling new release title of the year. Blu-ray units accounted for nearly 50% of week 1 Pos at retail. In addition, the critically acclaimed thriller, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) as the titular character Judge Dredd , was the top film download for the week, outpacing all other titles in digital sales as well. Adapted by Alex Garland from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s legendary comic book and released in a stunning 3-D Blu-ray, Dredd adds to Lionsgate’s long history of theatrical titles that have overconverted their box office »
- Pietro Filipponi
Director: Pete Travis
Running Time: 91 minutes
Stallone starring 1995 debacle Judge Dredd meant Pete Travis’s Dredd arrived with a low-budget and even lower expectations. Being more faithful to 2000Ad’s comic books, and less Rob Schneider should mean the Judge rules – sadly the film-makers had other ideas.
Dredd (Urban) arrives at Peachtrees tower block run by Ma-Ma (Headey), supplier of the drug Slo-Mo. Ruling the block with an iron, and murderous, fist Ma-Ma puts a bounty on Dredd and trainee Anderson’s (Thirlby) heads, entering them in a fight for their lives.
Dredd’s issues begin with an opening that relies too heavily on its one idea, slow-motion. At far too regular intervals the viewer is subjected to horribly edited, epilepsy-inducing slow-motion gun shots, blood splats and stubbly chins, accompanied by an electro soundtrack that would »
- Sam Carey
Judgement is coming when Dredd hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 14th, 2013. We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation.
- Matt Holmes
The near future. America is an irradiated wasteland with a single vast outpost stretching across the eastern seaboard: Mega City One. This massive urban dystopia has a population of over 400 million people, and each one of them is a potential perpetrator. With government and country now gone, a powerful and efficient hybrid of the police and judicial system has given birth to a group of new guardians of the law with the power to dispense instant justice and punishment. Trained from an early age to be unbreakable, incorruptible upholders of the law, The Judges are judge, jury and executioner. One of these judges, Judge Dredd, is called by the Chief Judge to assess a twenty-one year old rookie, and mutant (she’s a psychic), Cassandra Anderson, who wants »
Genre: Sci-fi| Action | Thriller
Director: Pete Travis
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 95 minutes
Adapted by Alex Garland from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s legendary comic book and filmed in stunning 3-D, Dredd, explodes onto 3-D Blu-ray Disc (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital Copy and Uv), DVD (includes Digital Copy and Uv), Digital Download, On Demand and Pay-Per-View January 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Mixing pulse-pounding action with mesmerizing visual effects sequences, the post-apocalyptic thriller hailed by audiences and critics alike stars Karl Urban (Star Trek), Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and Lena Headey (HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”). The hugely anticipated sci-fi thriller directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) takes place in a futuristic America.
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its east coast, running from Boston to Washington D. »
- Erin Willard
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