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See If You Can Spot Idris Elba in the First Trailer for 'The Gunman'...

11 December 2014 1:49 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Here's the trailer for one of a handful of films that Idris Elba has a role in, but doesn't star, even though, he very well could have (see my "Is Idris Elba a Hollywood Leading Man Yet?" post from earlier this week, for context).  The actor joins Sean Penn and Javier Bardem in director Pierre Morel's action thriller titled "The Gunman," which is based on the novel, "The Prone Gunman," by Jean-Patrick Manchette. The story, which was adapted to script by Peter Travis, goes: "Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game - so he can settle down and marry his childhood »

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Lol: ‘Dredd: The Musical’ Is the Latest Plea For a ‘Dredd’ Sequel

22 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Peter Travis’ 2012 film Dredd is just one of those things, a film adored by fans, and even some critics, but totally ignored by mainstream audiences. So a $50 million budgeted film ended up grossing a frightening $13 million domestic and only another $22 worldwide. With those kind of numbers, the only time the word […]

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Karl Urban Says "Conversations" Are Happening For 'Dredd' Sequel After Strong DVD Sales

25 February 2014 2:51 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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 »

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