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News Ryan Lambie 5 Mar 2014 - 08:43
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.
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.
To celebrate the release of Stalingrad, the first war film shot completely in 3D, we’ve taken a look through some of our favourites!
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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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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