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Star Wars: Episode VII Location & Casting, He-Man Director, Woodland Avengers, Timecop Reboot, Karl Urban Talks Dredd 2

10 April 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Star Wars Last week, rumors began circulating that J.J. Abrams might be revisiting some of the classic environments of the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: Episode VII, namely the ice planet Hoth and the desert planet Tatooine. Now, THR is adding some weight to at least half of that rumor by reporting that a "source" inside the production has revealed that Abrams is building a "re-creation of Tatooine." Abrams is a self-avowed devotee of the original movies and the entire Skywalker storyline revolves around the desert planet so this seems like one slam-dunk of a rumor.

Far less certain is the recent rumor that a virtual unknown has landed a major role in the new trilogy. Again, THR is out in front of this rumor, placing Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers "in line to nab" a key role, possibly as the Jedi daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far, the »

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Dredd 2 Could Still Happen, Says Karl Urban

4 April 2014 7:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Don’t give up, Dreddheads! Though 2012′s Dredd didn’t exactly take off at the box office (grossing only around $13 million in the U.S. and $36 million worldwide), the film was a massive hit with fans of the iconic comic-book antihero, and those same fans are still loudly clamoring for a sequel, organizing campaigns to boost sales of the home release and even pulling together a graphic novel sequel.

Now, Karl Urban, who starred as the titular Judge, is pitching in with a video aimed directly at that devoted fanbase. Though the video is brief, Urban reveals that “we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2,” most certainly referring to writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis, in addition to himself and others involved with Dredd. Check it out below:

Though the film’s box office numbers probably should have killed sequel talk immediately, the impressive praise that »

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‘Dredd 2:’ Karl Urban Promises That the Team Is Still Trying to Make a Sequel

4 April 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The 2012 remake of Dredd wasn’t a big hit financially but critically, and among fans, it was revered. Since its release, fans have clamored for a sequel, starting Facebooks and even an online petition. Star Karl Urban, writer Alex Garland, director Pete Travis and others have all expressed interest in continuing the franchise but, unfortunately, they […]

The post ‘Dredd 2:’ Karl Urban Promises That the Team Is Still Trying to Make a Sequel appeared first on /Film. »

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The Raid Us remake has a director

5 March 2014 12:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Ryan Lambie 5 Mar 2014 - 08:43

A Us remake of Gareth Evans' startling martial arts film The Raid moves ahead, as the director of Expendables 3 joins the production...

Gareth Evans' The Raid hit festival screens like a hammer blow in 2011, establishing the director as a formidable action filmmaker and turning Iko Uwais into an indie martial arts star.

The Raid 2: Berandal is out next month, and it's already being touted as a great action film. But while the fame of both the series and those involved in it continue to rise, American production company Screen Gems has been working away on an English-language remake of The Raid, having snapped up the rights shortly after it screened at the Toronto Film Festival.

We've now learned that The Raid Us has a director, and it's Patrick Hughes. Hughes' first feature was Red Hill, a 2010 crime thriller starring Ryan Kwanten, »

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'Dredd' Sequel Is Possible Says Karl Urban

25 February 2014 7:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.

Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard that a sequel may happen. Back in January 2013, Dredd 3D director Pete Travis revealed he isn't directing a follow-up, »

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Thn’s Top Five 3Diculously Great Films!

24 February 2014 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Stalingrad, the first war film shot completely in 3D, we’ve taken a look through some of our favourites!

Dredd 3D (2012) dir. Pete Travis

One of the stand-out 3D films has to be Dredd. The film which, in a way, is a reboot, stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. The film feels like Robocop mixed with The Raid, and is full of blood, guts and grit, something which was sorely lacking in Sylvester Stallone’s camp nineties outing. Although the film didn’t receive a particularly high box-office (though it’s worth remembering that it was an 18 and therefore a lot of potential audience is lost), the film has come into it’s own since it’s home entertainment release. Fans of the original source material were also happy that Urban’s Judge Dredd managed to keep the iconic helmet on for the »

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Comic Book Review - Dredd: Underbelly

29 January 2014 2:49 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen reviews the comic book sequel to 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?

It's fair to say that 2012's Dredd took a lot of people by surprise. Many felt burned by the mid-90s big screen effort and the movie's untimely release meant that it came out shortly after The Raid, a film which it shares a lot in common with. As such, not many people saw it. However as word of mouth spread, the movie started gaining some traction with DVD and Blu-Ray sales climbing and the »

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