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Karl Urban recently revealed that conversations about the possibility of making Dredd 2 are taking place between screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate. I would love to see a sequel happen, and while we wait to see whether or not it does, here's a great fan-made trailer for the possible sequel. It was created by YouTuber Whiplash Dynamo who says,
Cut together this trailer for a Dredd sequel. Really hope this becomes a reality. Dredd was such a great film and got everything about the character right. Here's hoping this trailer makes fans who want a sequel happy.
- Joey Paur
It may not have set the box office alight, but the 2012 reboot Dredd certainly won its fair share of fans, many of whom are still holding out hope for a second outing for Karl Urban's Lawman of the Future. Well, those hopes have been raised this week, with Urban stating at Destination Star Trek Frankfurt (via WhatCulture) that "conversations" have been taking place with the studio about a sequel, which would reunite The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek star with writer-producer Alex Garland.
As it happens Garland has plans for three movies (read what he had to say about his Dredd trilogy at the 2012 London Film and Comic-Con here), and with the film performing well on home video, it seems that a sequel is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. Would you like to see Urban don the helmet once again? Let us know in the »
- Gary Collinson
Karl Urban's "Judge Dredd" reboot, called "Dredd," hit theaters in 2012 and went on to become a massive flop, grossing only $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million. But unlike the Sylvester Stallone film, which has an abysmal 18% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, "Dredd" has an impressive 78%, which means that critics enjoyed it. It turns out that fans enjoyed it as well, since "Dredd" become somewhat of a hit on DVD and Blu-ray. But despite that, Lionsgate had no interest in developing a sequel. Soon after, Urban said that a sequel may happen, but it would require for fans to be vocal about it. Apparently fans listened and have been requesting "Dredd 2," because now, Urban revealed that there have been conversation with the studio and writer Alex Garland about doing a second installment. And that it may actually happen. »
It may yet happen. Don't give up all hope! Last summer we reported news that there might be a positive spin on the once-thought-dead sequel to Dredd, the rebooted comic book series starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd from writer/producer Alex Garland. Now we have another early 2014 update that things are brewing and "discussions" are happening. A report from the Las Vegas Star Trek this week includes a quick mention of the Dredd sequel, and that Karl Urban says that "conversations are taking place between the studio, the director and writer". Sounds great to me, let's keep pushing for this and make it happen, sooner than later. Here's the section from the What Culture post from the Las Vegas Star Trek convention (via The Playlist): Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what »
- Alex Billington
The last word we heard on the prospect of a "Dredd" sequel came last spring, when producer Adi Shankar said "probably not" when asked about a followup. It's hard to fault the logic, considering the franchise reboot earned a measly $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million, and the helmeted hero barely registering with audiences. But it seems DVDs are keeping hope alive. At the Destination Star Trek Frankfurt event (which we didn't even know was a thing), Karl Urban was in attendance for fans, and when asked about "Dredd 2," Urban replied that "conversations" were happening thanks to the first film's performance on home video. Apparently, there is some form of chatter happening between Lionsgate, screenwriter Alex Garland and director Peter Travis. Who really knows what the extent of the talks are, but we'd guess that the first question to be addressed will be how to find an audience that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
2012's Dredd 3D was a pretty badass movie, and even though it didn't do very well at the box office, it did do pretty well with DVD and Blu-ray sales and found a decent sized audience. Fans like me were excited about the possibility of a sequel. Unfortunately, it didn't look like it was going to happen. Now the film's star, Karl Urban, says there's a chance!
While attending a Star Trek convention in Germany, Urban said that there have been conversations with screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate about bringing a second chapter to life on the big screen.
I was really hoping we would see a sequel to Dredd, but over time I just gave up on it. That hope is now reignited, and it would be so amazing if a sequel actually happened.
Via: What Culture »
- Joey Paur
Featuring on our best of 3D films feature was Dredd. The film’s lead, Karl Urban has recently admitted that we could still see sequel. The actor was one of the attendees at Destination Star Trek in Frankfurt and during a press conference he revealed that ‘conversations’ have been taking place between the studio, director and writer Alex Garland.
Speaking at the 2012 London Film and Comic Con, Garland spoke of his desire to create a trilogy, stating that he had a clear path in mind. He spoke of the sequel delving into Dredd’s past with the third installment introducing the Dark Judges. During this Q and A it was made clear that the film would have to hit a target amount at the box office which it failed to do.
Whilst not setting the box office alight the film has found itself a cult audience upon the home entertainment release. »
- Kat Smith
By all accounts, 2012′s Dredd was one of the most faithful comic book adaptations committed to screen. Avoiding the usual attempts at watering down subject matter for a PG-13 rating, Dredd went whole-hog, allowing for a high body count and rough action in dystopic wasteland. It was dark, it was bloody, and it was a massive box-office failure. But fans of the film still hold out for a Dredd 2, and now star Karl Urban has given them a glimmer of hope.
During the “Destination Star Trek” event in Frankfurt (via Screen Rant), Urban fielded questions about the problems behind Dredd and the possibilities of Dredd 2. He frankly admits what fans have been saying all along: that the marketing campaign on Dredd left a lot to be desired, and failed to garner the kind of interest that most comic book films can now depend on.
But all is not lost when it comes to a sequel, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was well-received by critics and fans alike, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel. During a recent press conference in Germany, Karl Urban revealed that a follow-up may actually happen.
The actor said that "conversations" are currently ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. While he agreed that the box office performance was poor, he added that the studio has taken note that the movie has found an audience on Blu-ray and DVD.
Even though 2012's Dredd 3D debuted to abysmal numbers at the box office, the film has gone on to become a bit of a cult classic, finding its audience after getting released on DVD and Blu-ray. The likelihood of a sequel seemed miniscule at the time, but now the Judge himself, Karl Urban, says there's a chance. Speaking at the Destination Star Trek convention in Frankfurt, Germany (via What Culture ) , Urban said there have been conversations with writer Alex Garland and studio Lionsgate about another entry in the franchise because of the film's popularity on home video. Urban has previously mentioned a sequel being a possibility, asking fans to be as vocal as possible about »
A number of the Star Trek alumni are in attendance but the highlights are William Shatner and Karl Urban who are the headline guests. William Shatner is also scheduled to moderate a Next Generation cast reunion.
The Next Generation cast have spent most of the last two years having reunions at various events across the globe, mainly thanks to the 25th Anniversary of the show (they should really start calling them a Tng gathering); it will be interesting to see William Shatner interact with the cast even if Patrick Stewart is not on the bill.
At the press conference this morning, the jet lagged stars were wheeled out to answer some questions. Apart from them all being very happy to be in Germany, »
- Amarpal Biring
With last year’s “Trance” ending up a financial disappointment — it made roughly only $250,000 more than his theatrical debut “Shallow Grave” — Danny Boyle has gone into TV’s warm embrace for the time being with his pilot for the police series “Babylon” (read our review here). While we wait for updates on his fictionalized adaptation of the documentary “Smash And Grab” and the long-discussed “Trainspotting” sequel, why not take a stroll down memory lane with Boyle as he talks about “Sunshine.” In a Q&A panel for the winter edition of the Shuffle Festival last December, Boyle sat down with physicist Brian Cox — who acted as a consultant on the film — and BBC film critic Mark Kermode to parse the questions raised by the 2007 science fiction film. The panel lasts just over an hour and finds Boyle in top form as he slags “fantasy sci-fi” like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek »
- Cain Rodriguez
Exclusive: David Heyman drama gears for March shoot, Protagonist to sell at Efm.
Protagonist will introduce the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin this week. Start of shoot is scheduled for March 16.
Juliette Towhidi has adapted Brittain’s famed 1933 memoir in which a young woman overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. After falling »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Wolf marks DiCaprio's fifth collaboration with legendary director Martin Scorsese, and together the duo have produced such modern classics as Gangs of New York, The Departed and Shutter Island. DiCaprio's incredible screen work stretches beyond his Scorsese partnership, though. He's tackled Shakespeare, faced down an iceberg aboard James Cameron's Titanic and dived deep into the human mind for Inception.
With Wolf of Wall Street on the horizon, Digital Spy staff reminisce about their favourite DiCaprio movies below...
Arguably Christopher Nolan's finest movie, this mind-bending sci-fi thriller saw DiCaprio marry intense introspection with action hero dynamism. Grieving over the loss of his wife Mal (a haunting Marion Cotillard), DiCaprio's Cobb leads a team of »
Now playing in theaters is one of the best films of the year, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis. The story takes place in the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961, and follows singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he struggles with his career and strained personal relationships. Loaded with incredible performances, an all-star cast (featuring Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Adam Driver, Stark Sands, and Max Casella), and a fantastic soundtrack (put together by T-Bone Burnett), Inside Llewyn Davis should not be missed. For more on the film, read Matt’s review. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Oscar Isaac. He talked about what it was like working for the Coen Brothers, how he felt landing the role, what it was like performing the songs and how much changed along the way, and more. In addition, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
15 items from 2014
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