5 items from 2016
If you want peace, prepare for war. Jane Austin’s original and seminal novel may have had the Bennet Sisters coming to terms with class disparities and growing up in the British aristocracy of the early 19th century, but for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Burr Steers’ soon-to-be-released genre hybrid will toss the undead into the mix.
Based on the trailers and promos released this far, the result is a stylish actioner with a touch of class, and today’s new pair of clips only drive that point home like a sharp-pointed bayonet. Whether Steers’ adaptation turns out to be all style and no substance will largely hinge on how closely Sony Pictures aligns the film with Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name.
By its very nature, Grahame-Smith’s parody has all the makings of a cinematic B-movie, with a gleeful knack for violence as the Bennet Sisters, »
- Michael Briers
For the past few years, fans have been campaigning for a sequel to Dredd, the 2012 big screen reboot of the iconic 2000Ad character Judge Dredd, which has earned the support of close to 140,000 signatures, not to mention the film’s stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.
Well, with a movie sequel looking no closer to a reality, the organisers of the petition Bring Back Dredd have now shifted their focus towards a small screen follow-up, and are calling on the likes of Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime to step in.
“The clamour of the growing fanbase for more from the incredible world of the 2012 Dredd movie cannot be ignored,” the statement reads. “We call on TV and movie producers to step up to the plate and give us more, either through a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie!”
- Gary Collinson
Alex Garland’s Dredd resonated so strongly that fans have in the years following its release, rallied for a sequel. Now firmly entrenched in the realm of cult classic – a feat aided by the lengthy attempts to make said sequel – it might be time to admit defeat and simply enjoy the rollicking adventure Garland created. However, at least 136,000 diehard fans certainly don’t feel that way, as they’ve signed their names to a new petition entitled Bring Back Dredd.
Among its supporters is 2000 Ad – the comics publisher who created the titular cop character. In fact, they haven’t just punched their fists in the air in agreement, they’ve joined the effort started by Dredd fans Frank Palmer and Brian Ritchie. The publisher’s one caveat? Dredd should be brought back in his own dedicated TV series on a streaming platform such as Netflix or Hulu.
Here’s the »
- Gem Seddon
The fan movement for more live-action Dredd is being reborn as "Bring Back Dredd". The 2012 live-action Dredd film from director Pete Travis (Vantage Point) and written by Alex Garland (Ex Machina) was praised by critics and fans alike but earned $45 M Usd at the global box office from a budget of $41 M Usd. This time, the call is going out for fans to grab the attention of streaming platforms like Hulu, Amazon or Netflix (along with HBO) in hopes that a sequel to the film can come in the form of a TV series. The petition is already at 136,000 signatures. Click the link to add your name to the list. Instead calling on fans to sign a petition, would 2000 Ad be better off going the kickstarter route and asking for donations? A character as popular as Judge Dredd should be able to drum up a couple million dollars »
In the many years that we've been running Den Of Geek, we don't think we've seen a fan crusade quite like the one pushing for a sequel to 2012's Dredd movie.
The Make A Dredd Sequel campaign has consistently pushed and battled for a follow-up movie, attracting over 100,000 names to its petition urging film companies to make one. Furthermore, it's had regular pushes to make sure the first film is backed, that's seen the film head to the top of Amazon sales charts.
Now, the campaign is changing focus a little.
Off the back of the success of Netflix/Marvel shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones, there's a growing belief that Dredd could work wonders on the small screen. As such, fans are being urged to push the petition still further, »
5 items from 2016
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