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The campaign for a sequel to Pete Travis' fan favorite Dredd seems to have cooled (more on that here), but a comic book version is coming as a special Us-only format one-shot in January, and the cut-off date for orders is This Monday, December 9th!
Written by Arthur Wyatt and drawn by Henry Flint, Dredd: Underbelly marks the first time 2000 Ad has created a comic specifically for the North American market - and now's your chance to get another taste of the world of Dredd!
In the wake of Ma-Ma's death, other criminal gangs in Mega-City One are moving into the power vacuum, trying to fill the gap in the market left by the Slo-Mo drug. When a corpse dump is discovered in a rad-pit, the bodies are all revealed to be mutants. Could the dead be connected with an outfit smuggling illegal refugees into the city from the Cursed Earth? »
- Debi Moore
Nelson Mandela on film and TV: From Sidney Poitier to Terrence Howard (photo: Sidney Poitier as Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela and de Klerk’) (See previous post: "Nelson Mandela Movies: ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ ‘Invictus.’") As found on the IMDb, here are a handful of other narrative big-screen films featuring Nelson Mandela: Darrell Roodt’s Winnie Mandela (2011), with Jennifer Hudson in the title role and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela. Pete Travis’ Endgame (2009), with Clarke Peters’ Mandela as less a martyred saint than a skillful realpolitik negotiator. This political drama also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, and Derek Jacobi. Zola Maseko’s 1950s-set Drum (2004), in which Mandela is played — for a change — by a South African actor, Lindani Nkosi. As reported by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian, British filmmaker Peter Kosminsky (White Oleander, Wuthering Heights) "got into hot water a couple of years ago »
- Andre Soares
Despite uninspiring box office numbers, the 2012 Judge Dredd franchise reboot from Pete Travis received solid praise from critics and moviegoers alike – washing away the bitter taste of Danny Cannon’s 1995 adaptation starring Sylvester Stallone. While comparisons to Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption remain an unavoidable talking point for naysayers, even though both films were in production at the same time, Travis and his Dredd star, Karl Urban, ultimately presented an entertaining (and downright brutal) movie experience (read our Dredd 3D review) – one that scored decent returns on retail shelves and continues to spread positive word-of-mouth. The post-release momentum, along with a leading-man that is ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Welcome to Issue 25 of ‘The Marvelous Da7e!’
Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.
This week: Warner Brothers and Sony look at their massive properties and decide to go big or go home. All praise the balls (ovaries) on these folks!
It’s not a sheer number of people. The Ocean’s 11 films don’t get worse the more A-List stars come on board. It’s about story and it’s about a single story despite all the franchise juggling that’s tempting the studio suits.
There’s nothing wrong with rapid universe expansion as »
Pete Travis’ 2012 film Dredd was one of the better action movies in recent memory – which makes it all the more disappointing that it didn’t do very well at the U.S. box office. Karl Urban donned the visor previously worn by Sylvester Stallone and began doling out justice with extreme prejudice when he and his partner were trapped in a futuristic high-rise filled with criminals. It’s easy to Monday-morning quarterback the reasons that Dredd didn’t hit with audiences – it had to overcome both the reputation of the Stallone film (which wasn’t particularly good) and the fact that the lead character isn’t all that well-known in America. It also had the unfortunate luck of telling a tale of a cop stuck in a huge building full of criminals...
- Mike Bracken
2000 Ad will release its comic book sequel to Dredd in a Us format one-shot.
The Dredd: Underbelly comic is the Rebellion-owned UK anthology's first direct release of its kind.
"Brought to you by Seattle-based writer Arthur Wyatt and fan favourite artist Henry Flint, Dredd: Underbelly picks up a year after the movie with Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson investigating a gruesome mass grave - could this be linked to a new drug that has flooded into the blocks of Mega-City One after the fall of the Ma-Ma clan?" said 2000 Ad.
A poor Us performance has made a movie sequel seem unlikely, although a strong DVD/Blu-ray release and fan petitions could conceivably change that.
Several fan-made Dredd sequels have been released.
The Dredd: Underbelly one-shot will be released in January.
A new Dredd fan-made sequel has debuted its first chapter.
A previous fan film was released starring 2000 Ad supporting character Judge Minty.
Fans have been vocal in demands for a sequel to the newest Judge Dredd film.
The chances of a follow-up were considered slim following the auctioning of props from the original, but strong DVD sales and support from the cast and crew have made the possibility of Dredd 2 seem more likely in recent months. »
Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers, »
What I said last time about the summer being a fairly quiet time for the streaming world, please disregard. Rather than wait for the autumn when people are more inclined to slump on a sofa in front of the tube, Netflix, Lovefilm and a new contender have decided that everyone just loves good movies and TV and so have flooded the marketplace with good content in a battle to outdo one another. The winner again is you the consumer and the hardest part may be to actually choose just one of these outlets to subscribe to.
That new contender I talked about is Sky, who has thrown their hat into the ring with Now TV, which is essentially an on demand version of their Sky Movie channels available over the internet. If you have seen the Now TV website and thought they didn’t actually have much content then think again. »
- Chris Holt
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 »
Maybe Dredd was never going to be successful. It was based on a comic book beloved by a certain slice of the global population (British people) and mostly unknown to everyone else. I say “mostly” because if you say the words “Judge Dredd” in polite company, everyone thinks of the terrible 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie, a film that has somehow become the go-to example of Everything Stallone Did Wrong After Cliffhanger. The new Dredd had a curious pedigree: Written by Alex Garland, who has worked on some great films; directed by Pete Travis, who hasn’t. At one point, rumors circulated »
- Darren Franich
While attending Comic-Con 2013 last week, Dredd 3D star Karl Urban revealed that a sequel is still possible, urging fans to let their voices be heard. Dredd comic book publisher 2000Ad has stepped forward to create an online petition for the fans to sign, along with a Facebook page dedicated to the potential follow-up.
Although it was critically praised, Dredd 3D flopped, taking in just $13.4 million at the domestic box office and just over $36 million worldwide. Karl Urban starred as the title character, one of the many judges who lay down the law in the massive Mega City One, alongside his rookie partner Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby).
Karl Urban said last week that he has met with Dredd 3D writer-producer Alex Garland to discuss ideas for a potential follow-up. The actor also revealed during that interview that Blu-ray and DVD sales have been very high. Stay tuned to see if this »
I still find it rather puzzling that Pete Travis’ Dredd pretty much died at the box-office. Particularly in the Us. I certainly think the acclaimed success and earlier release of martial-arts epic The Raid and its similar plot approach (despite Dredd being completed even before that film had begun) was the cause. It was expected to be the launch of a brand new franchise with Karl Urban perfectly cast as Mega City One’s fearsome Judge, Jury and Executioner. Failure at the box-office put paid to that idea… or has it?!
Since the DVD and Blu-ray release, Dredd has since found a new lease of life. Becoming a deserving cult on the home entertainment and video on-demand. Urban has also openly admitted to being desperate to return as the beloved 2000A.D. antihero. Now the comic-book publishers of the futuristic lawman have created an official petition in an effort to »
- Craig Hunter
Pete Travis' 2012 film Dredd, starring Karl Urban, was the Judge Dredd adaptation many fans wanted to see. Even so, it struggled to make back its budget during its theatrical running, leading many to speculate that the possibility of a sequel was dead and buried. Then, Dredd was released on the home video market and found a new life on Blu-ray and DVD, which was just enough of a spark to give fans hope of seeing a follow-up film in the future. Urban is certainly on board and has encouraged fans to make their voices heard if they really wanted a sequel. The fans were listening. Hit the jump for more information on the official Dredd sequel campaign and to find out how you can lend your support. Check out Urban's thoughts on a Dredd sequel below: Head over to the official page for the Dredd sequel petition to lend your support! »
- Dave Trumbore
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
Karl Urban was in San Diego yesterday to promote his new Fox series Almost Human, where he also revealed that a sequel to Dredd 3D may happen. The actor said that he has met with Dredd 3D writer-producer Alex Garland about a potential follow-up that he hopes will happen.
"It's certainly my hope that we get to make more. 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."
Despite receiving rave reviews from critics, Dredd 3D only took in $13 million at the domestic box office and $36 million worldwide, from a $45 million budget. However, the actor compared his action-thriller to another sci-fi classic which initially underperformed at the box office, Blade Runner, while urging fans of the movie to get involved.
"It's amazing how these things occurred. Not to compare it directly to Blade Runner, »
Karl Urban dons the helmet (and doesn't take it off) to play the uber-righteous member of a police force empowered with the right to be judge, jury and indeed, executioner, in the dark and dirty metropolis Mega City One. Writer Alex Garland (The Beach) and director Pete Travis create a sublime sink city of crime and grime distinguished by some entrancing - and ultra-violent - action setpieces seen through criminal eyes raddled by the hallucinatory narcotic slo-mo. In a visual collision between Pissarro and Peckinpah, it's a movie that's masterfully honours its comic book origins. »
A first look at Sean Penn in the upcoming actioner The Gunman from director Pierre Morel has been released and while you may want to say, "Hey, look! Sean Penn is doing a fun action flick from the director of Taken," he tells USA Today it's much more than that. "Here's the funny thing, calling it an 'action film' is kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick. She is. But that really doesn't tell the story of what she is at all," he said. "I don't separate this in my mind from anything else I have done. It's a very human story that deals with the same things exploited in action films, like warfare." The film co-stars an impressive list of names including Idris Elba, Javier Bardem and Sam Riley and centers on an international spy (Penn) who must clear his name in order to save himself »
- Brad Brevet
Sean Penn has starred in an array of films with some excellent, memorable performances, but we’ve yet to see him as a full-blown action star. The first opportunity to see him take on such a role will be The Gunman, which is currently filming in Europe.
The film is based on a novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and was adapted by Pete Travis (who directed Dredd and Vantage Point.) Directed by Pierre Morel (Taken), the story revolves around Martin Terrier (Penn), a hitman who had planned to get out of the game and escape with his love (Jasmine Trinca), but is unable to when his company betrays him. He’s sent on a European-spanning journey filled with a whole lot of bloody deaths.
While this sounds like a very action-focused film, Penn says it’s much more complex than that. Check out what he had to say about the genre below. »
- Alexander Lowe
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