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(Cbr) "Dredd" has gone a long way to earn a huge and deserved fan following since its 2012 release. Unfortunately, director Pete Travis’ adaptation wasn’t a box-office hit. And yet, there’s still hope for a follow-up Appearing at Wizard World Chicago Con, star Karl Urban dropped a few more potential details. Luckily MovieWeb was there to listen in. “Why yes, there is a definite possibility,” Urban said. “But, it is more likely that we will do the ‘Origins’ story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo.” Fargo was the first Judge, a celebrated figure of law and order who is Judge Dredd’s clone father. The character’s early days were fleshed out in a serialized "2000 Ad" story called “Origins” by Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Published between 2006 and 2007, the story followed Dredd as he traveled outside of Mega-City »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
I really enjoyed Karl Urban's Dredd, and like all of the other fans, I want to see a sequel happen. Earlier this year Urban said that there have been conversations with screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate about bringing another Dredd movie to the big screen.
While attending Chicago Comic-Con the actor was asked about the possibility of Dredd 2 and he revealed that if it happens it will most likely be a prequel instead of a sequel. Here's what he had to say as reported by Movie Web:
"Why yes, there is a definite possibility. But, it is more likely that we will do the origins story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo."
- Joey Paur
I think it's safe to say that fanboys were pretty impressed by Karl Urban's turn as Judge Dredd in 2012's reboot Dredd. The problem is that the flick didn't bring in a ton of money, so the sequel we're all clamoring for is anything but a sure thing. Everyone involved in the film, from star Urban to director Pete Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland have expressed interest in doing Dredd 2, so hopefully it will happen sooner or later.
While at Chicago Comic Con Urban was asked about the direction of Dredd 2 and if we would get to see the Dark Judges.
Here's what Urban had to say:
“Why yes, there is a definite possibility. But, it is more likely that we will do the origins story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo.”
What do you think? If the sequel ever happens, »
- Philip Sticco
"Judge Dread" remake, called "Dredd," was released in 2012, grossing only $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million. That means that when you combine the production budget with the marketing budget, the film turned out to be a major flop. A studio would have to be insane to want to make a sequel, but yet writer Alex Garland and actor Karl Urban keep pushing for one. In fact, during the Chicago Comic-Con recently, Urban revealed that talks have now switched to making a prequel. "There is a definite possibility, but it's more likely that we'll do the origins story, with Dredd trekking through the Cursed Earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo," he said. »
Over the past year and a half we’ve heard on several occasions that writer-producer Alex Garland and star Karl Urban have ambitions about returning to the world of Judge Dredd, despite the box office failure of 2012’s fan-pleasing reboot.
Although producer Adi Shankar previously has stated that there’s a big question mark over a Dredd sequel, but it seems Karl Urban is refusing to give up hope on another movie, with the actor revealing at the Chicago Comic-Con that an adaptation of the Origins comic book arc could be a possibility.
“Yes, there is a definite possibility [of another movie],” states Urban (via Comic Book). “But it is more likely that we will do the Origins story with Dredd trekking through the Cursed Earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo.”
Are you excited about the prospect of a Dredd movie based around the Origins storyline? Let us know your thoughts… »
- Gary Collinson
Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.
From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »
- Chris Holt
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Danny Boyle's trippy adaptation of Alex Garland's cult bestseller as an American backpacker who discovers a community of tourists-turned-settlers on a secret island in Thailand. But despite the charisma of group leader Tilda Swinton and the seductive lure of fellow traveller Virginie Ledoyen, things are not as idyllic as they seem. Best keep your passport in a safe place »
London — U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 revealed today that the new chief of its filmmaking division, Film4 — which has backed Oscar-winning pics like Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” — would be David Kosse, who is president, international, at Universal Pictures. Variety spoke to Kosse about his new role.
Kosse, who joins Film4 on Nov. 1, said it was a bit early to speak about specific plans for Film4, but added that he had no intention of changing the “creative remit” of the production unit. “There continues to be a focus on emerging filmmakers, young talent and creative risk-taking,” he said.
Recent pics from emerging U.K. talent backed by Film4 include Yann Demange’s feature debut “’71,” which premiered in Berlin competition, and Daniel Wolfe’s first film “Catch Me Daddy,” which bowed in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.
- Leo Barraclough
Looking for a handy list of the science fiction films still to look forward to this year? Then here's the post for you...
The year's nearly half over, and we've already experienced a range of genre movies, some great, some less so.
But with the summer season finally here and about six months left before the terrifying prospect of 2015 hoves into view, there are still plenty more science fiction offerings to be found in a cinema near you.
Here's a pick of 11 of our favourites, plus a selection of honourable mentions at the end, which includes films that don't yet have a firm release date in the Us or UK.
In terms of sheer entertainment value, Edge Of Tomorrow could be this summer's dark horse. That it's based on a relatively obscure Japanese novel (All You Need Is Kill - the film's original, far less »
It's the project that's not going away, and we're very glad to hear it. In spite of initially poor box office numbers for 2012's Dredd movie, the film has continued to do well on home formats, and talk of a sequel continues. It's been helped by the fact that the big screen's Judge Dredd himself, Karl Urban, has been backing the idea too.
There's still a proverbial mountain to climb to get the project off the ground, although Urban was at the Motor City Comic Con over the weekend, and was talking about the project again.
As ComicBook reports, Urban was always insistent that Dredd's mask would stay on, and the man clearly enjoyed making the film. But as for a sequel? Nothing has thus far been written (although Alex Garland has suggested that he'll be turning »
In the recent months actor Karl Urban has made no secret of the fact that he wants a DREDDsequel. The film didn’t perform as well as hoped at the box-office, with its highcertificaterating cutting into a chunk of the target market, it did however pick up a substantial following after the home entertainment release.
The film was written by Alex Garland, the writer famous for The Beach and Sunshine who before Dredd’s release stated that he had mapped out a three film story arc. The disappointing ticket sales meant that this got shelved but main actor Karl Urban has been championing a sequel quite heavily.
During a panel at Motor City Comic Con the Lord Of The Rings star discussed how much fun he had making Dredd, and how he had been into the comics since he was young. His desire to continue the character was evident as »
- Kat Smith
While Urban could not confirm that a sequel to Pete Travis and Alex Garland's 2012 comic book movie would happen, he seemed optimistic and told attendees to turn to Kickstarter to help get it off the ground.
He promised that he would not turn down a return to the role if it was offered.
Urban spoke about Garland asking him how he felt about acting through the entire film without taking off his helmet.
"Mate, I wouldn't be sitting here reading the script with you if Dredd removed his mask," he claimed to have told the filmmaker.
Dredd failed to gain traction in the Us box office but has gone on to be »
Look, I think we’re all in agreement that a sequel to Dredd simply has to happen. The 2012 re-adaptation of the classic 2000 Ad anti-hero was a sleeper hit, skipping over behind-the-scenes troubles and a limited theatrical run by becoming a smash on DVD and streaming services.
Since the want, nay, demand for a follow-up has been getting ever more vehement, from both fans, stars and the filmmakers alike. The original Dredd was, for the most part, an original story, relying on the comics more for backstory and characters. Which you can probably get away with when you’ve got someone like Alex Garland (28 Days Later, The Beach) penning your film.
How’s about, though, the next film pulls a little more from the extensive back catalogue Dredd has amassed during his near-40 years as Britain’s number one comic book export? How’s about we comb through that very back catalogue right now, »
- Tom Baker
"It opened doors immediately," Oscar Isaac muses on working with the Coen brothers. "I got The Two Faces of January a couple of days after I had been cast in Inside Llewyn Davis. The trajectory completely changed once that happened."
It's no surprise that the actor's soulful performance as down-at-heel folk singer Llewyn has proved to be such a turning point. In the two years that have passed since shooting, he's gone from respected supporting player to compelling leading man, and was recently cast in a major role for Jj Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII.
Digital Spy sat down with Isaac this week to talk about his Star Wars fandom, the meaning of Inside Llewyn Davis's much-discussed cat, and his role opposite Viggo Mortensen in this week's Patricia Highsmith adaptation The Two Faces of January.
Film4 is heading into Cannes with a slate that highlights its ongoing commitment to a range of UK talent, from first time directors to established auteurs.
Giving Screen a first look at the showreel it will be taking to the Cannes market next week, outgoing Film4 head Tessa Ross said the line-up “showcases a host of filmmakers, both new and established, with a unique vision and a breadth of brilliant storytelling”.
The feature debut of Elizabeth Stopford explores the ideals of a community put to the test in the wake of two inexplicable shooting sprees. The film weaves stylized dramatic reconstructions of the murders in the past with the ongoing journeys »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Though 2012′s comic book adaptation Dredd earned critical raves and a rabid fan following, it basically tanked at the box office, never even breaking even on its $45 million budget. However, fans banded together to launch the Make A Dredd Sequel campaign, which is still going strong. Home video sales have been huge as well, so many believe that Dredd 2 isn’t dead yet.
Last month, Karl Urban uploaded a YouTube response, thanking fans for their support and revealing that sequel talks were actually happening between the studio, Urban, writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis. The announcement overjoyed fans, many of whom jumped to the conclusion that a Dredd sequel was close to becoming a reality. Now, unfortunately, producer Adi Shankar is raining on their parade.
In a conversation with DweebCast, Shankar said:
I’m going to tread lightly here. I feel like Karl made a small statement that got »
- Isaac Feldberg
Last month, Karl Urban gave Dredd fans hope of a follow-up to the 2012 reboot by stating that he and writer-producer Alex Garland are “working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2“. However, according to producer Adi Shankar, Urban’s comments have been “blown way out of proportion” and that there’s still a lot of contractual issues to sort out before another movie has any chance of becoming a possibility.
“I’m going to tread lightly here”, Shankar told Dweebcast (via Den of Geek). “I feel like Karl made a small statement and it got blown way out of proportion by news sites. Yeah, there are conversations going on [but] there’s no f*cking script… The movie, it wasn’t a studio movie, it was an independent movie. That changes the dynamic immensely, because every country has a different distributor who bought the movie, Every one of those distributors has to sign off. »
- Gary Collinson
20th Century Fox
There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a movie adaptation of something you love, only to find that when it finally comes out in theatres, the people who were responsible for making it good have done the complete opposite of that – they’ve botched it entirely. Given the nature of Hollywood, though, once something – a book, a movie, a video game – has been made into a motion picture once, it very rarely is granted the opportunity to become one all over again. Only a lengthy passing of time and a sudden resurgence in popularity will result in a second adaptation.
Which got us thinking about bad movie adaptations that failed to live up to the brilliance of their source material – those unlikely to ever find themselves rendered again as different movies, helmed by different, more capable directors, written by people who might choose to approach the »
Writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) is getting ready to make his directorial debut with Ex Machina, a sci-fi film set in the not-too-distant future. Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander, today we have our first photo (seen above) from the promising project, along with an official plot synopsis, which you can check out below:
Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller, played out in a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl. It explores big ideas about the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.
Not only does that sound like an incredibly intriguing premise, but Isaac has also said in the past that the film will be “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.” I don’t know about you, but I’m sold.
No release date has been announced as of yet but you can »
- Matt Joseph
The first image has arrived from 28 Days Later and Sunshine screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina. The psychological thriller revolves around a billionaire programmer who invites a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and to participate in a test involving an artificially intelligent female robot that he invented. Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson star, and based on this first image it appears that Isaac is playing the inventor. The actor previously told us that the pic is a “provocative, sci-fi sexual thriller” and described it as “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.” It’s certainly a fascinating premise, and Garland’s track record as a screenwriter (which also includes Never Let Me Go and Dredd) is great so I’m eager to see how he fares in the director’s chair. Hit the jump to check out the first Ex Machina image. »
- Adam Chitwood
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