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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One Producer Reaffirms Talks With Karl Urban: “We’re Keen, He’s Keen”

8 August 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jason Kingsley, executive producer on the upcoming TV revival Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, has reaffirmed that negotiations with Karl Urban, who donned that iconic helmet for Pete Travis’ 2012 reboot, are indeed underway.

Word of Urban possibly reprising the role of judge, jury, and executioner first surfaced online just yesterday, when the actor himself told those in attendance at last weekend’s Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that he would “love” to suit up as Mega-City One’s no-nonsense law enforcer.

And though the casting of Karl Urban would certainly fire Judge Dredd: Mega-City One into the mainstream spotlight – if it isn’t there already – Jason Kingsley told Screen Geek that for the sake of Dredd fans, he’s more concerned with the actual quality of the show itself, stressing that “this needs to be done right” after so many false starts.

Because in reality, if Karl Urban is »

- Michael Briers

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Star Trek star Karl Urban in talks to reprise Dredd in new TV Series Judge Dredd Mega-City One

8 August 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Karl Urban has made no secret that he would be willing to return to his role as Judge Dredd, and with his recent comments at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas last week where he mentioned he was more than interested, it’s been revealed he is, in fact, in talks to reprise his role for a new TV Series.

Related: Judge Dredd News

The series, titled Judge Dredd Mega-City One, was announced back in March and will focus on a team of Judges as they encounter the challenges in a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis. Urban revealed that he was indeed in discussions in returning to the role as long as the material gave him something to do.

“I am in discussions with them about that, I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something »

- Zehra Phelan

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Newswire: Karl Urban hopes to play Judge Dredd again on TV

7 August 2017 6:51 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Pete TravisDredd came out almost five years ago, and while Karl Urban didn’t exactly blow anyone away as the eponymous supercop (not counting the bad guys he killed), people liked the movie and they liked seeing his ever-present scowl underneath Judge Dredd’s helmet. Dredd will probably never get a sequel, but Im Global and video game publisher Rebellion have been developing a TV show based on the character and his world called Judge Dredd: Mega City One, and Urban recently revealed that he’s been in talks with the studios about appearing in it as Dredd himself. That comes from TrekMovie (via Collider), which quotes Urban as saying he had told Im Global that “if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function,” then he would “love” to be a part of the project.

Mega City One was just announced »

- Sam Barsanti

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Karl Urban is willing to return for Judge Dredd: Mega City One TV series

7 August 2017 3:58 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Pete TravisDredd was a very welcome return of the famed and feared Judge, and also one hell of a fun action flick, unfortunately, it didn't exactly impress at the box-office and hopes for a Dredd franchise seemed rather unlikely. The film has gone on to become somewhat of a cult favourite and has kept talk of the franchise alive in the years since its release. Earlier... Read More »

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Karl Urban Says He’s In Talks For ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One’ TV Series

7 August 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

I remember going into 2012’s “Dredd” with very low expectations. After all, this was a reboot of “Judge Dredd,” a terrible ’90s action movie starring Sylvester Stallone as a tough street judge. What we got instead with “Dredd” was a genuinely visionary film. Director Pete Travis made something beautifully artful out of the savagery he depicted onscreen. Paul Leonard‘s exalting techno soundtrack also gave the film an avant-garde edginess that fit perfectly with the film’s atmosphere.

Continue reading Karl Urban Says He’s In Talks For ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One’ TV Series at The Playlist. »

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New to Streaming: ‘The Lovers,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Person to Person,’ ‘Obit,’ and More

28 July 2017 5:13 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)

Small-time private detective Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) has all the swagger of a hard-boiled snoop: leather jacket on his shoulders and cigarette in his mouth, leaning against London architecture in the darkened night. His office resides above some shops, he makes friendly with local convenience store owner Mrs. Elbaz (Myriam Acharki), and asks new clients where they found him because he’s not advertising in the paper. »

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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One To Merge The “Macabre With The Insane”

22 June 2017 6:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After years spent petitioning for a live-action continuation to Pete Travis and Karl Urban’s criminally underseen Dredd movie, six weeks ago, fans uncovered the next best thing when Im Global and Rebellion nailed down plans for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, a TV series that will signal the return of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s leather-clad lawman.

Little is currently known about the tone and direction of Mega-City One, only that it will honor the source material by delivering an adult-oriented take on that famous judge, jury, and executioner, who attempts to uphold some semblance of law and order in a metropolis teeming with 400 million citizens – every one of them a potential criminal.

Filming on Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is yet to get underway, and Rebellion CEO and Dredd producer Jason Kingsley believes the show is at least two years out from its anticipated premiere. But when it eventually does march onto the small screen, it’ll seemingly merge the “macabre with the insane.”

Speaking with Sfa Magazine (with a tip of the hat to GamesRadar), Kingsley highlighted the inherent advantages of long-form storytelling, and how it’ll ultimately benefit this particular adaptation of Dredd.

Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard. My best guess is that it’s at least two years away. But we’re so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly.

That two-year window is simply an estimation on Kingsley’s part, and there are undoubtedly factors in play that could accelerate – or indeed slow – the creative process over the next 12 to 18 months.

Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.

John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s square-jawed judge, jury, and executioner is officially making tracks toward the small screen, just don’t expect Judge Dredd: Mega-City One to premiere until 2019 – you know, assuming Im Global doesn’t get the ball rolling sooner than expected. »

- Michael Briers

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From big screen to small screen, Judge Dredd is all set for a brand new TV series

11 May 2017 4:49 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Judge Dredd is about to get his big moment of fame yet again with a big budget TV series with the studio Im Global set to produce the Judge Dredd: Mega City-One titled show, it was confirmed late yesterday.

Related: Previous news on Judge Dredd

We have already seen Dredd brought to life from the pages of the comic book in film form with 2012’s Pete Travis-directed Dredd which starred Star Trek’s Karl Urban as the helmet wearing law enforcer given the power of judge, jury, and executioner in a vast, dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One. Even earlier than that, back in 1995 Sylvester Stallone took on the role in a film that met with a lukewarm reception.

Taking up a seat as executive producer is Mark Stern who previously worked on Battlestar Galactica, the new series is all set to be filmed in the »

- Zehra Phelan

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‘Judge Dredd’ to Be Turned Into a TV Show

10 May 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Mega-City world of Judge Dredd may soon be coming to the small screen. Im Global Television has partnered with UK games developer and publisher Rebellion to turn the iconic character from legendary British comic book “2000 Ad” into a television series that will be titled “Judge Dredd: Mega City One.”

Set in the 22nd century, the ensemble drama series will follow a team of judges —futuristic cops invested with the power to be judges, jury, and executioners— as they encounter the challenges of a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis.

Read More: ‘Deadpool’: Donald Glover Adapting Superhero Animated Series for Fxx

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Judge Dredd, considered Britain’s biggest comic export. The character was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra and first appeared in the second issue of “2000 Ad,” in 1977. Judge Dredd was adapted into »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Judge Dredd’ to Be Turned Into a TV Show

10 May 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Mega-City world of Judge Dredd may soon be coming to the small screen. Im Global Television has partnered with UK games developer and publisher Rebellion to turn the iconic character from legendary British comic book “2000 Ad” into a television series that will be titled “Judge Dredd: Mega City One.”

Set in the 22nd century, the ensemble drama series will follow a team of judges — futuristic cops vested with the power to be judge, jury and executioner — as they encounter the challenges of a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis.

Read More: ‘Deadpool’: Donald Glover Adapting Superhero Animated Series for Fxx

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Judge Dredd, considered Britain’s biggest comic export. The character was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra and first appeared in the second issue of “2000 Ad” in 1977. Judge Dredd was most recently »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Judge Dredd TV series: Karl Urban officially in talks to star

10 May 2017 11:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Karl Urban has revealed at a Star Trek convention that he's hashing out a plan to appear in Judge Dredd: Mega City One...

Karl Urban recently appeared at Star Trek's Las Vegas convention to chat about a whole bunch of things, which inevitably ended up including his possible links to Judge Dredd: Mega City One, the planned TV continuation of the 2012 cult classic movie featuring the 2000 Ad antihero. 

Urban went on to get hopes up everywhere by revealing that “I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to.”

Though Pete Travis' Dredd performed poorly in cinemas, it gained further popularity on its home release, and fans of both the film and John Wagner and »

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‘City of Tiny Lights’ Review

10 April 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Roshan Seth, Cush Jumbo | Written by Patrick Neate | Directed by Pete Travis

I could watch Riz Ahmed in almost anything, but there are limits, tested here by this deeply mediocre British mystery thriller. Adapted by Patrick Neate from his 2005 novel, City of Tiny Lights is helmed by Pete Travis, who in 2012 nearly rescued Judge Dredd from comic book movie hell. But while Travis transposes some of Dredd’s style, he cannot bring its boldness, humour or efficiency.

Ahmed plays Tommy Akhtar, a “snoop” who is so underground that even his job description is unclear. Basically, he’s a private detective. One day he’s visited by a working woman named Melody (Cush Jumbo). Her flatmate is missing. Tommy investigates and finds the body of a Pakistani businessman. It’s a discovery that will bring him into close contact with two blasts from his »

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New Preview Clip with Riz Ahmed and Cush Jumbo from 'City of Tiny Lights'

9 April 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Directed by Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point), City Of Tiny Lights stars Riz Ahmed with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. The exciting cast also features James Floyd, Hannah Rae, Antonio Aakeel, Vincent Regan, Danny Webb, Branko Tomovic and Damson Idris.  Set in West London, this gritty thriller is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name. It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems. City of Tiny Lights had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by the UK premiere at the London Film Festival. It's out in UK cinemas now. Watch a new preview clip with Riz Ahmed and Cush Jumbo below:...

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Pete Travis interview: City Of Tiny Lights, politics, Dredd

9 April 2017 3:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 9, 2017

Director Pete Travis chats to us about City Of Tiny Lights, television, politics and Dred..

City Of Tiny Lights, starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, is the latest film from director Pete Travis, known particularly in this parish for helming Dredd. We met up with him in London to chat about the movie, about politics, and about Dredd

I read an interview for City Of Tiny Lights where you were quoted as saying you wouldn’t make the film unless Riz Ahmed did it, and that he was the first choice for the lead role of Tommy. I can’t tell you the number of people I interview who say something like that and…

… mostly they’re lying when they say that!

Well, quite possibly!

There’s a rule about casting I learned a long time ago. The right person for the role is the person who »

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New Preview Clip of Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper in 'City of Tiny Lights'

6 April 2017 11:37 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Directed by Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point), City Of Tiny Lights stars Riz Ahmed with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. The exciting cast also features James Floyd, Hannah Rae, Antonio Aakeel, Vincent Regan, Danny Webb, Branko Tomovic and Damson Idris.  Set in West London, this gritty thriller is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name. It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems. City of Tiny Lights had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by the UK premiere at the London Film Festival. Watch an exclusive Elle preview clip below of the movie which is released in UK cinemas today:  ...

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City of Tiny Lights movie review: mushy modern noir

6 April 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Doesn’t hit all the noir tropes so much as it wrings all the gloomy joy from them, and the mystery is underwhelming and unmysterious, but still: Riz Ahmed. I’m “biast” (pro): love Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

He’s a down-on-his-luck private eye haunted by his past… which includes the femme fatale who just walked back into his life. He drinks too much. He philosophizes about his work — “I deal in the lies people tell and the truth they don’t” — via weary narration. He’s got a goofy, loyal, and unexpectedly competent unofficial sidekick. And his latest case comes via the hooker with a heart of gold who sashayed into the shabby room over a cab stand he calls his office. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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City Of Tiny Lights review

6 April 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper star in the new thriller, City Of Tiny Lights. Here's our review...

Fresh out of Rogue One, HBO’s The Night Of, and a very welcome stint on Girls, Riz Ahmed’s got the good sense to be taking advantage of his current profile, spreading himself around and trying a few different things. City Of Tiny Lights is certainly different, in that no one really makes private-eye noirs anymore, but is significant mainly in that it shows Ahmed as a leading man whose presence can be banked on to get a few British bums on seats.

Horses should be held on that one, of course: you don’t expect it to smash any box-office records. But it marks a point in his career: he’s the star, and essentially the only reason anyone, other than big fans of director Pete TravisDredd, is going to see it. »

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City Of Tiny Lights Review: Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper star in modern London Noir

6 April 2017 12:26 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Director: Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point) Cast: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, Roshan Seth, James Floyd, Hannah Rae, Antonio Aakeel, Vincent Regan, Danny Webb, Branko Tomovic, Damson Idris Rating: 15 Running Time: 110 minutes Release Date: 07/04/2017   Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed): cricket fan, devoted son and deadbeat private eye. He has an office above a suburban cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and booze and a finely tuned moral compass well hidden behind a sharp line in cynicism. Tommy walks in one morning to find highclass prostitute Melody (Cush Jumbo) seeking his help, but he soon discovers a dead Pakistani businessman rather than her friend Natasha. Before long Tommy finds himself on a journey that takes him beneath the complex layers of...

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Movie Review – City of Tiny Lights (2016)

5 April 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

City of Tiny Lights, 2016.

Directed by Pete Travis.

Starring Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo, Roshan Seth, and Antonio Aakeel.

Synopsis:

Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

To declare Riz Ahmed as having “a bit of a moment” would be an understatement. To stumble on a piece of media without him making an appearance takes certain effort. He’s seemingly in everything, from bit part roles – maybe glorified cameos – in Girls and Netflix’ baffling The Oa to his »

- Amie Cranswick

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City of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper opens in the UK April 7

3 April 2017 11:56 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Directed by Pete Travis (Dredd, Vantage Point), the upcoming City Of Tiny Lights stars Riz Ahmed with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo and Roshan Seth. The exciting cast also features James Floyd, Hannah Rae, Antonio Aakeel, Vincent Regan, Danny Webb, Branko Tomovic and Damson Idris.  Set in West London,  gritty thriller City Of Tiny Lights is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name. It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems. Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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