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Are you ready, rookies? Fans of 2012′s Dredd, a would-be series starter adapted from the iconic British comic anthology series 2000 Ad, are lighting up social media today by declaring October 1st, 2014 to be the second annual “Day of Dredd,” an event devoted to campaigning for a live-action sequel to the Pete Travis-directed flick.
Though Dredd wasn’t a big hit in theaters, it has found an extraordinary second life on home video. Since the film’s release, the so-called Dreddheads have been loudly and consistently candid about their desire to see a Dredd 2, regularly pushing for fans to purchase the movie on DVD and/or Blu-Ray, watch it on a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Google Play, use the hashtag #DayofDredd on Twitter and Facebook, and sign an official petition.
More than 125,000 people have signed the petition to date, and so much attention has been brought to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Entitled Day Of Dredd 2014, this is the day when fans of the original film are being asked to buy another copy of the movie for their friends, to stream the movie, or just to spread the word about the demand for Dredd 2. Last year, the day of action led to Dredd storming up the Amazon sales charts, to continue to get the message across that lots and lots of people would watch a sequel in a shot.
Hopefully, by the time Day Of Dredd 2015 comes around, »
Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming remake of Erik Van Looy's 2008 psychological thriller "The Loft," starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra. Check it out below. Plot: Five married men share ownership of an upmarket loft, which they use to discretely meet their respective mistresses. When the body of a murdered woman is found in that loft, the men begin to suspect each other of having committed the gruesome crime, as they are the only ones with keys to the premises. The new movie is once again directed by Looy. It's set to hit theaters on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer: »
An international trailer has been released for an intense thriller called The Loft. The movie has a great cast including Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, and Isabel Lucas.
The film is a remake of a 2008 Belgian film, and the original director of that movie, Erik Van Looy, also directed the remake.
The story follows five married friends who decide to rent a loft together where they can bring their mistresses and have their way with them. When the body of an unknown woman is found in the loft, they realize that they don't know each other as well as they thought. They begin to suspect one another of the murder, as they are the only ones who have keys to the premises. Through flashbacks, which are intertwined by scenes from the present, the entire story is unraveled.
The movie looks great, and that cast alone is enough »
- Joey Paur
Destination Star Trek will run from Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 5 at London's ExCeL Centre. Jeri Ryan, Karl Urban, Brent Spiner, Nichelle Nichols and the entire Star Trek: The Next Generation Bridge Crew are also expected to attend.
Shatner and Stewart appeared together on screen in the 1994 crossover film Star Trek: Generations. Shatner's 2011 documentary The Captains also saw him interview Stewart alongside fellow Trek alumni Chris Pine, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and Kate Mulgrew.
Other highlights include a Klingon speed-dating event, a costume parade and the chance to participate in a video conference with original Mr Spock Leonard Nimoy. »
It's been two years since we saw the first trailer for the thriller The Loft, a remake of a 2008 Belgian film of the same name that assembles and interesting cast that includes Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts. But the film has been delayed for awhile now, and it sounds like that's because it's not very good. The film was shot in 2011, picked up by Warner Bros. genre arm Dark Castle in 2012, but never hit theaters, was tossed to Universal and expected to hit theaters this year. The latest we've heard is the long-delayed film will arrive early next year in January, and a new international trailer has just surfaced showing off more of the saucy thriller on the way. Watch? Here's the new international trailer for Erik Van Looy's The Loft from YouTube (via The Playlist): In The Loft, five friends who »
- Ethan Anderton
The Loft is a remake of a 2008 Belgian film in which fFive friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found in the property. The film was originally set to hit theaters in August, but Universal yanked it from the calendar back in June. Now a new international trailer for the film arrives as it appears it will find its way to theaters on January 23, 2015. Directed by Erik Van Looy, the film features a massive ensemble cast including Karl Urban, James Marsden, Isabel Lucas, Rhona Mitra, Rachael Taylor, Eric Stonestreet, Margarita Levieva, Kristin Lehman, Matthias Schoenaerts, Valerie Cruz and Robert Wisdom. The whole thing sounds like a mess and the release date movement makes it seem as if it's a troubled picture, but I can't deny a fair amount of curiosity and want to see it. »
- Brad Brevet
At this point, the question is not whether "The Loft" is bad. The question is now just how bad the movie is. Shot in the summer of 2011, the film was originally snapped up by Warner Bros. shingle Dark Castle in 2012. It was given a tentative 2013 release but that didn't materialize, and then the movie was punted over to Universal, who at one point planned to bring it to theaters on August 29th this year. That didn't happen either, with the studio pushing it back in June. But it seems like something's happening with a release, as a new international trailer for "The Loft" is here. Starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet, Wentworth Miller, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rhona Mitra, and Elaine Cassidy, the thriller is a remake of a 2008 Belgian film about a bunch of bros who rent a loft for their extramarital affairs. But their sweet deal goes »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A few days ago we heard a rumour suggesting that William Shatner is wanted for a cameo as James T. Kirk in the upcoming third instalment of Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise, and while Shatner subsequently took to Twitter to deny the speculation, he has now admitted that he has been approached by producer J.J. Abrams with a view to returning in his signature role in what will be the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi series. Speaking at Mashville Wizard World Comic-Con yesterday, Shatner admitted that he’d had a phonecall from Abrams to sound out his interest in a cameo in Star Trek 3:
“So [Abrams] calls and says ‘I’m calling, Bill, because the director of the Star Trek movie, the next one, has had an idea where you might be involved in it. So I am calling to see if you would be interested.’ I said ‘Oh, »
- Gary Collinson
In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the recently announced Deadpool movie – possibly starring Ryan Reynolds – William Shatner’s invovlement in Robert Orci’s Star Trek 3, the latest update on the Power Rangers movie, Ridley Scott talks on Prometheus 2 And Blade Runner 2, Jeremy Renner teases a Hawkeye appearance in Captain America 3 and much, much more…
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…will star Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) alongside regular cast members Chris Evans (Steve Rogers), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier). He will next be seen in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (official synopsis time…), the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When »
- Oliver Davis
In The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a copycat of the Phantom Killer who struck 66 years ago reignites the Moonlight Murders in a small Texas town. And in Horns, a man suspected of killing his girlfriend wakes up to find horns jutting from his forehead, thus bringing a little hell on Earth. These two films are among those joining the 10th anniversary celebration of Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
The Hive, It Follows, Everly, and Open Windows are also included in the recently announced final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest, which takes place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have the official press release with full details:
Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - “Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, »
- Derek Anderson
Karl Urban has been discussing the possibility of a follow-up to Dredd, and has revealed that any such film would most likely be a prequel. The first film may have been a commercial flop, but there are a hardcore of fans who genuinely revere it, and sure enough, Urban was asked about a possible reprise during an appearance at the Chicago Comic-Con. “Why yes, there is a definite possibility,” said Urban, “but it is more likely that we will do the origin story with Dredd trekking through the Cursed Earth to find the first Chief Judge...
- George Wales
Since the character's debut in 1977, Judge Dredd has become one of the most popular comic book characters in the UK. Unfortunately, U.S. fans never took quite as adamantly to the Street Judge from Mega-City One. Whether the totalitarian state depicted in the comics alienated American readers, or if the shadow of American characters like Superman and Batman obscured the character, Dredd failed to make a big splash with mainstream U.S. consumers. Although Sylvester Stallone’s “Judge Dredd” opened at number five at the box office in 1995, the film underperformed “Batman Forever” (then in week three) by over $3 million. Still, the “Dredd” franchise returned to the big screen in 2012, this time with Karl Urban playing the titular enforcer. And the film did even worse. Opening at sixth for its opening weekend, “Dredd” was a spectacular flop. The barely scraped together $35.5 million worldwide (in 3D no less!) over its six »
- Zach Hollwedel
If there was a song title that succinctly summed up the collective Dredd fans. point-of-view on a possible sequel, it would be Journey.s "Don.t Stop Believing." Because dammit, we want to see this thing get made! Does it matter what storyline the filmmakers end up going with? Not really, as long as an actual storyline exists. And according to the sneering Judge himself, Karl Urban, there.s a very specific section of Judge Dredd.s history that may make its way to the big screen, assuming DNA Films & Co. quits taking Slo-mo and starts putting some pieces together. Appearing at the Chicago Comic-Con recently, Urban was asked by ShallowGraves if any of the dark judges would possibly be making their way into Dredd 2. Instead of giving the usual "Sign the petition and we.re hoping this thing gets made," response, Urban actually drops an incredibly insightful nugget about »
Dredd 2 remains, thankfully, the sequel that won't go away. In spite of the limited box office returns of the first Dredd, it's gone on to become a decent hit on DVD and Blu-ray, and there's continued fan clamour for a follow-up.
When Shallow Graves met the actor, it asked him directly whether it was possible that we might see the Dark Judges pop up in Dredd 2, should it press ahead. And to quote the site, 'he stopped what he was doing, and it was evident that I struck the geek mark'. With a smile on his face, Urban said "why yes, there is a definite possibility. »
(Cbr) "Dredd" has gone a long way to earn a huge and deserved fan following since its 2012 release. Unfortunately, director Pete Travis’ adaptation wasn’t a box-office hit. And yet, there’s still hope for a follow-up Appearing at Wizard World Chicago Con, star Karl Urban dropped a few more potential details. Luckily MovieWeb was there to listen in. “Why yes, there is a definite possibility,” Urban said. “But, it is more likely that we will do the ‘Origins’ story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo.” Fargo was the first Judge, a celebrated figure of law and order who is Judge Dredd’s clone father. The character’s early days were fleshed out in a serialized "2000 Ad" story called “Origins” by Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Published between 2006 and 2007, the story followed Dredd as he traveled outside of Mega-City »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
I really enjoyed Karl Urban's Dredd, and like all of the other fans, I want to see a sequel happen. Earlier this year Urban said that there have been conversations with screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate about bringing another Dredd movie to the big screen.
While attending Chicago Comic-Con the actor was asked about the possibility of Dredd 2 and he revealed that if it happens it will most likely be a prequel instead of a sequel. Here's what he had to say as reported by Movie Web:
"Why yes, there is a definite possibility. But, it is more likely that we will do the origins story with Dredd trekking through the cursed earth to find the first Chief Judge Fargo."
- Joey Paur
Reboots and remakes are a dime a dozen in contemporary Hollywood, with seemingly every studio harkening back to yesteryear to bring back a host of beloved cinematic IPs for better or worse. However, few of these nostalgic attempts at reinvigorating a franchise manage to satisfy the core fan base let alone recoup their production cost. And one such reboot to fall foul to the latter was 2012’s beloved and crucially under-appreciated Dredd.
Despite being held up by fans as an instant classic, Pete Travis’ visualization of Mega City One’s judge, jury and executioner was deemed a commercial dud, thereby extinguishing any potential hope of a sequel. Nevertheless, the film’s ardent supporters have been rallying for the story to continue ever since.
- Michael Briers
The fact there’s no Dredd sequel has nothing to do with a lack of interest on the part of the original film’s creators. Various participants, primary among them star Karl Urban, have spoken often about the desire to do a sequel. And for Urban that’s got to be pretty great — as an actor, having people […]
The post If There’s Another ‘Dredd’ Movie, Expect it to Be a Prequel appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Dredd is the epitome of a modern cult hit. The reboot of the 2000 A.D. comic property (which was already a 1995 film starring Sylvester Stallone) lost money at that the box office ($35 million on a $50 million budget), but has since gained notoriety thanks to strong word-of-mouth and home video viewing. While not many people saw it, those that did see it generally had high praise for h0w director Pete Travis and star Karl Urban course-corrected the mistakes of the Stallone film, and really honored the character and his source material.
Talk of Dredd 2 has been consistent since the first film hit the home video market; but for every enthusiastic (albeit late-coming) word of praise, ...
- Kofi Outlaw
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