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Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump: Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3 Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition Those “Penelope Cruz […]
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- Angie Han
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 »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
The last time I wrote anything on the Timecop reboot was the announcement that they were actually doing it last year. Then I did a Cast This for the character of Max Walker originally played by the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme. The schmoes top three choices included: Scott Adkins, Jason Statham, and Karl Urban. Any of those sound like good picks to you? Unfortunately, I don.t have any casting news for you today. Instead we have a pair of writers set to pen the script. Mark and Brian »
- Niki Stephens
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods August: Osage County (drama; Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts; rated R) Grudge Match (boxing comedy; Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger; rated PG-13) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (fantasy adventure; Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman; also available in 3D; rated PG-13) Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (found-footage horror; Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz; rated R) Walking with Dinosaurs (animated family film; voices of Karl Urban...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Some say being a real fan means deeply loving what you love and sharing it with others. And some believe that being a fan means never letting go, even in the face of seemingly certain failure. This is why fans remain gung-ho about the idea of a Dredd sequel, despite the fact that Lionsgate has very few reasons to make it. Y'all just can't let it go: you've seen Judge Dredd twice onscreen, and it's just not enough. Greedy! Now we've reached the petition phase. At the Emerald City Comic-Con (via Geeks Of Doom), Karl Urban urged fans that if they want a follow-up to 2012's grimy comic book adaptation, they best start signing petitions and liking the Dredd sequel Facebook page. Urban, who is currently in the on-the-bubble Fox series Almost Human, could use a career boost . we're years away from the next Star Trek movie. Of course, the »
While attending Emerald City Comic Con, the actor — who starred as the comic book hero in the 2012 reboot – thanked supporters and gave this update: “On behalf of everyone involved with the film Dredd — from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself — we really, really appreciate it and we’re working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2.”
The Urban-led update grossed about $36 million worldwide and cost an estimated $50 million to make, but it performed well in DVD and Blu-ray sales, »
- Amber Ray
In his latest update to fans, the actor said that he’s working tirelessly with the movie’s original screenwriter-producer Alex Garland and DNA Films to make the dream of a sequel a reality.
“I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the film ‘Dredd,’ from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself, we really, really appreciate it and we’re working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2,” he said after thanking fans for their ongoing support, which includes signing a petition calling for a second movie installment.
Although it grossed less than $36 million worldwide and cost $50 million to make, Urban, who starred in the 2012 comic book movie reboot, recently revealed that there were talks of a second movie after the release of a graphic novel sequel.
The movie found a new audience when it »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Despite the fact it struggled at the box office, the 2012 British comic book movie Dredd has certainly built a strong cult following, so much so that a 'Make a Dredd Sequel' petition has attracted over 100,000 signatures. While it remains to be seen whether a follow-up will become a reality, star Karl Urban has taken the time to deliver a message to fans, stating that: "I just want to say on behalf of everybody involved with the film Dredd from [writer-producer] Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself we really really appreciate it and we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2." Check out his full message here...
Do you want to see a sequel to Dredd? If so, then head on over to 2000Ad and sign the petition »
- Gary Collinson
The 2012 remake made just $36 million worldwide despite its $50 million budget. Despite this fans have been campaigning for a sequel and have even signed a petition.
The original film's lead, Karl Urban, released a video to thank fans for their support.
"I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the film Dredd, from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself, we really, really appreciate it and we're working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2."
He added: "So thank you so much and please, please continue your support as it really does help."
The actor recently admitted that talks of a second film were "happening" after »
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 »
- Isaac Feldberg
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 […]
- Germain Lussier
Will Dredd 2 happen? Star of the original 2012 reboot Karl Urban says the filmmakers are working very hard to make it a reality, sending out the following video message today as a sign of hope for this action sequel.
Back in February, Karl Urban revealed that conversations about a sequel were ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. Since that time, the official "Make a Dredd 3D sequel" petition has over 100,000 signatures, which prompted today's video.
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 was well received by critics and fans alike, and has amassed a strong fanbase on home video and streaming services.
Dredd already has a sequel of sorts, with a graphic novel follow-up entitled Underbelly, »
Judge Dredd comic book movie reboot Dredd wasn’t a hit the box office, with a worldwide gross that fell below its $50 million budget, but then its strong DVD and Blu-ray sales renewed fans’ hopes that a sequel to the film could happen.
Over the year or so since then, star Karl Urban has continue to provide update after update, but with little actual progress to report. If nothing else, though, it’s been comforting for the Judge’s fanbase to hear that Dredd 2 is still being discussed by studio folk, regardless of how much closer (or not) it is to actually being made.
As you can see in the above video, Urban has once again provide some words of encouragement for Dredd fans to keep the faith alive. He not only offers his assurance that he and select ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Though pretty well received by critics and the public alike, Alex Garland's Dredd failed to make a big enough impact at the box office to warrant a sequel..and most of us thought that was that. But great DVD/Blu-ray sales gave the movie a new lease of life, and suddenly it looked like a (slim) possibility. Now the official "Make a Dredd sequel" petition has over 100,000 signatures, and the actor Karl Urban has put together the following video message thanking fans for their continued support. He promises that "we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2". The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, »
Dredd. The lil’ movie that could. If you’ve been following our site then you may have noticed that certain writers have a bit of a wee crush on the 2012 box office flop. Ok, wee may be a bit of an understatement, but if you’ve managed to see the Karl Urban masterpiece then you understand our enthusiasm. Since its abysmal box office performance, Dredd has grown from a tiny cult wonder to a world wide phenomenon thanks in large part to Frank from Ohio. Frank is the founder of the Make a Dredd Sequel campaign, now officially endorsed by 2000 Ad itself. Since we last spoke to Frank the buzz had been growing but now that buzz has turned to booms as the word on everyone’s lips at the Emerald City Comic Con has been ‘sequel’. The official petition, which has reached 100,000 signatures (add yours Here) is growing daily! »
- Sean Tonelli
Feature Simon Brew 3 Apr 2014 - 07:18
Just over 18 months ago, a film that remains very dear to the hearts of many readers of this site got its UK release. Launching on 7th September 2012, Dredd opened against films such as Lawless, Anna Karenina and the Adam Sandler vehicle, That's My Boy. Whilst, deservedly, the Sandler movie wouldn't even crack the top ten in the UK, it was Dredd that prevailed, off the back of encouraging reviews. The memory of the infamous (although not universally hated) 1995 Sylvester Stallone/Danny Cannon attempt to bring Judge Dredd to the screen had apparently been laid to rest.
Dredd opened to £1.05m of business, with its distributor choosing to play it pretty much exclusively in 3D. At the time, that had some initial upside, with the film being the first 18 certificate »
Dredd fans had much to rejoice about at this past weekend's Emerald City Comic Con. On Saturday Karl Urban regaled the massive main hall crowd with tales from Star Trek and Dredd (review) and it was clear from his impassioned commentary that he was not only willing but very much looking forward to the chance to return for a Dredd sequel. His little talk may have had something to do with the official Dredd Sequel petition hitting 100,000 signatures (if you haven't signed it yet, you should).
The real bit of great news though came during a panel on Friday, where 2000 [Continued ...] »
Karl Urban (Star Trek, Dredd), Rachael Taylor (Transformers) and James Marsden (2 Guns, Anchorman 2) star in Universal Pictures’ The Loft, the story of five married guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city—a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Paranoia seizes them as everyone begins to suspect one another. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller.
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- Michelle McCue
Us sci-fi drama Almost Human has found a UK home.
The UKTV channel will air Almost Human later in 2014.
The 13-part first season stars Karl Urban as John Kennex, a tech-phobic detective in the year 2048.
Kennex must learn to adapt when he is partnered with an eccentric android partner - Michael Ealy's Dorian.
Almost Human wrapped its first season earlier this month on Fox in the Us.
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Despite the fact that we all thought Indiana Jones was at least the one famous movie franchise that wasn’t going to find itself subjected to the unnecessary reboot treatment, rumour has it that there are plans to do a “James Bond” with our favourite fictional archeologist in the near future if Harrison Ford is unable to reprise the role in time.
Yes, after much speculation as to what, exactly, is in store for the Indiana Jones saga in the next few years, it look as though Bradley Cooper (you read that right) is being considered as the actor to replace Ford in an upcoming trilogy, based on an idea that has been pitched by The Shawshank Redemption’s Frank Darabont.
You’ll remember that Darabont pitched an unsuccessful Indy sequel many years ago, so it’s weird to see him involved again. But Paramount confirmed a »
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