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News Bits: Dredd, Reason, Scandal, Morrissey

26 April 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dredd 2

Actor Karl Urban remains very keen to take on the role of Judge Dredd again, to the point that he tweeted this week asking for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to look into a "Dredd"-related project as "There's a gold mine of Awesome Mega city 1 stories." The tweet was prompted by a fan-made Netflix listing for a possible "Dredd" film sequel.

The Reason You're Alive

Miramax has won the rights to a film adaptation of "The Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick's new novel "The Reason You're Alive" which Allison Shearmur ("Cinderella," "Rogue One") will produce. Quick will adapt the screenplay from his novel.

The story follows a Vietnam war veteran who, following brain surgery, must atone for a decades-old injustice in order to reconnect with his peace-loving art dealer son. [Source: Variety]

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Darby Stanchfield ("Scandal"), Emily Bett Rickards ("Arrow"), and Meaghan Rath ("Being Human") have been »

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Dredd 2: Karl Urban reaffirms his interest

25 April 2016 10:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The push to get Amazon and/or Netflix interested in a Dredd series continues - and Karl Urban confirms he'd be happy to return as Dredd.

As followers of our Twitter feed may already be aware, there's been another push of interest in getting a new Dredd project off the ground, with Karl Urban back in the title role. I think most of us have written off the chances of a movie of Dredd 2 happening now, with even writer-producer Alex Garland seemingly resigned to it not happening. But what about Amazon or Netflix picking it up?

We sent out a Tweet that read as follows last Thursday...

Make this man Dredd again, @NetflixUK & @AmazonVideoUK, and we shall subscribe to your service for years. Promise. pic.twitter.com/FjmGZaCUZC

— Den Of Geek (@denofgeek) April 21, 2016

And since then, Karl Urban too has picked up the mantle. He sent out the following Tweet. »

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Karl Urban Wants To Do Dredd 2, Has An Idea How It Can Happen

25 April 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The recent release of Deadpool may have proven that an R-rated comic book movie could turn a profit, but the adventure of Wade Wilson is not the only faithful R-rated comic book movie to hit theaters in recent years. Dredd achieved cult status in 2012, and die-hard fans have clamored for a follow-up film ever since. It turns out that Dredd star Karl Urban also adores the original Dredd, and he recently implored streaming services Amazon Prime and Netflix to consider producing a sequel in the near future. Check out his tweet below.   Dredd 2 : I'd do it !! @netflix or @Amazon . There's a gold mine of Awesome Mega city 1 stories ! https://t.co/5KeUAizPNS — Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016   Karl Urban recently released the above tweet as a plea to potentially get Dredd 2 off the ground. The original film wasn’t exactly a box office smash, but »

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Karl Urban Says He'd Be Down For A 'Dredd' Sequel On Netflix Or Amazon

25 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the era of the internet, nothing really dies. A TV show that was swiftly cancelled, or a movie that did less than blockbuster numbers might disappear in the short term, but if it appears to have enough of a niche, cult audience that shout loud enough, it’s entirely possible that it’ll come back. It’s why we’ve seen revivals of “Firefly,” “Veronica Mars,” “Arrested Development” and similar shows, and it’s why movies as different as “Anchorman” and “John Wick” got sequels. Read More: Alex Garland Says "Keep Your Money" And Stop Buying 'Dredd' DVDs Because A Sequel Will Not Happen So despite “Dredd,” the 2012 adaptation of the classic 2000Ad comic character Judge Dredd, tanking hard at the box office on its release, fans have never quite given up hope that there’d be further installments of the fascistic, helmeted future cop on screen. »

- The Playlist Staff

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Karl Urban Fuels Talk Of Dredd 2, Actor Keen To Launch Sequel Via Netflix Or Amazon

25 April 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Karl Urban kept those persistent Dredd 2 rumors burning bright over the weekend, with the actor revealing his interest in launching a sequel via Netflix or Amazon.

Responding to one fan’s Tweet, Urban conceded that “there’s a gold mine of Awesome Mega City 1 stories” still to be told. The mock up image in question imagined a follow-up to 2012’s Dredd taking the form of a Netflix series, an idea that Karl Urban is firmly behind.

Dredd 2 : I’d do it !! @netflix or @Amazon . There’s a gold mine of Awesome Mega city 1 stories ! https://t.co/5KeUAizPNS

Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016

It’s the one sequel that wears its never-say-die attitude firmly on its sleeve – somewhere slightly above the badge that brandishes Karl Urban’s faceless law enforcer as judge, jury and executioner – even leading to a grassroots petition to spin out a TV series rooted in the Dredd universe. »

- Michael Briers

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Karl Urban Wants To Bring A Dredd Series To A Streaming Service Near You

25 April 2016 5:49 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While we’re all still raving about Deadpool and the fact it has changed the landscape when it comes R-rated comic book movies, we’re all forgetting the criminally under-rated adaption that could have done it four years earlier. Praised by fans and critics alike, 2012’s Dredd went on to perform poorly at the worldwide box office, putting the nail in the coffin of any future adventures for Karl Urban’s gruff futuristic law enforcer. The fan outcry for a sequel has been mind blowing, with petitions and the ‘Day of Dredd’, where fans were encouraged to buy or stream a coy of the movie to persuade studio heads at the hunger for a follow-up, trying to get the ball rolling. Unfortunately, this all added up to nothing, with screen writer Alex Garland telling the bitter truth that not better how many Blu-Ray’s or DVD’s were bought, no »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Karl Urban Hoping To Launch A 'Dredd' Sequel For Netflix Or Amazon Prime

23 April 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The hope for a “Dredd” series is still alive and thanks to Karl Urban, it’s making news once again. After a fan created a mock of what the series would look like on Netflix, the actor retweeted the image and responded with a message fans are freaking out about. “Dredd 2: I'd do it!! Netflix or Amazon," he tweeted. "There's a gold mine of Awesome Mega City 1 stories!” Urban starred as the Mega-City One enforcer in the 2012 film “Dredd.” Despite grand reviews by critics and audiences, it was poorly received at the box office. Many fans hoped that the action-packed movie would get a sequel but over a year ago screenwriter Alex Garland confirmed that there wouldn’t be one.  Read More: Comic-Con '12 Review: 'Dredd' A Visually Strong, Engaging But Ultimately Empty Cinematic Experience So, fans then decided to start a petition to get "Dredd" to become a television series stating, »

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Karl Urban wants to bring Dredd to Netflix or Amazon

23 April 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While 2012’s Dredd movie firmly established itself as a favourite among fans of the Mega-City One lawman (and with good reason, as it was excellent), the poor box office performance of the film meant that plans for a sequel were left in tatters.

Over the past couple of years, the Bring Back Dredd campaign has been lobbying for a follow-up, before shifting their focus earlier this year to petition streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon to get behind a TV show based upon the iconic 2000 Ad character. And, should that happen, it looks like Karl Urban is on board.

Retweeting a mockup for Dredd 2 on Netflix, Urban posted:

Dredd 2 : I'd do it !! @netflix or @Amazon . There's a gold mine of Awesome Mega city 1 stories ! https://t.co/5KeUAizPNS

Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016

Now, can we make this a reality please?

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Attention @Netflix or @Amazon: Karl Urban Still Down for Dredd 2

22 April 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Around these parts we Loved the original Dredd with Karl Urban, and it’s a damned shame it didn’t get a sequel. But things have changed over the last few years, and theatrical isn’t the only avenue for our favorite badass… Continue Reading →

The post Attention @Netflix or @Amazon: Karl Urban Still Down for Dredd 2 appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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The Movies That Changed My Life: 'Between Us' Star Olivia Thirlby

20 April 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Some young actors go for the brass ring immediately after getting a hit. Others just care about the material and doing good work. It may not always please their agent, but it creates a staying-true-to-your-sensibilities career path that’s filled with a palpable authenticity. Outside of “Dredd,” talented 29-year-old Olivia Thirlby has hardly ever starred in big-budget studio films. She burst onto the screen with magnetic charisma in David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels,” and before that, she had a small but memorable role in Paul Greengrass’ “United 93.” She also turned heads with an unforgettable role in Jason Reitman’s “Juno,” as the perfect object of affection in Sundance hit “The Wackness,” as one half of a crumbling relationship in "Red Knot," and with quiet presence and sexual power in Ry Russo-Young’s deeply underrated “Nobody Walks.” Not all of these films are particularly big hits, but they are »

- Rodrigo Perez

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17 movie sequels that are stuck in development hell

19 April 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Meet the films sequels that might not be dead, but are certainly stuck in some kind of limbo...

Every now and then, a sequel that appears to have been in the cooker for a while – Zoolander 2, Dumb And Dumber To, Anchorman 2 – finally escapes into the wild. But the journey to the screen can be a very lengthy one, and this little lot are still trying to find their way to your local multiplex…

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Disney gambled hard on bringing Dick Tracy to the screen in the summer of 1990, backing the vision of director and star Warren Beatty, and hoping to ape the success that Warner Bros had enjoyed the summer before with Batman. Yet whilst Dick Tracy hit, it didn’t hit too hard. The studio adjusted its-then blockbuster strategy accordingly, and it wouldn’t really be until it got to the likes of »

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Star Trek Beyond… Anyone Who Cares?

17 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black discusses Star Trek Beyond, and whether anyone really cares…

If you took a straw poll of the general population, how many of them would know there was a new Star Trek movie dropping this summer? The chances are not nearly as many as there should be. Star Trek Beyond, the third movie of the J.J. Abrams spearheaded revival, has been marketed quite strangely so far, especially for one of the world’s most well-known and lucrative franchises. We have scant knowledge of plot, casting and have been granted just one trailer alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a trailer which went down like a lead balloon with much of the fandom given it played a lot like the Fast & Furious pictures incoming director Justin Lin is famous for. For a movie landing on the 50th anniversary of a beloved property, its remarkably low-key at this stage, as are »

- Tony Black

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‘Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens’ Comic Book Series Coming to Shelves in July

10 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since we’re unlikely to get a sequel to the 2012 sci-fi comic adaptation Dredd starring Karl Urban, we’ll have to take solace in a new Dark Horse Comics title featuring the one-man judge, jury and executioner. In a new four-issue series, we’ll see Judge Dredd crossing over with two of the biggest sci-fi franchises that […]

The post ‘Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens’ Comic Book Series Coming to Shelves in July appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Oscar Isaac Reportedly Reteams With ‘Ex-Machina’ Director Alex Garland For ‘Annihilation’

30 March 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director Alex Garland was already highly respected as the screenwriter of modern sci-fi classics like “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Dredd,” but his critical acclaim turned white hot after his directorial debut last year, “Ex Machina.” Considered one of the best films of 2015 by many (including us), Garland quickly reteamed with producer Scott Rudin —who came onboard ‘Machina’ to help with its theatrical release he believed in it so much—for a moody, sci-fi-ish book called “Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer. Read More: Interview: Alex Garland Reflects On His Career, ‘Sunshine,’ ’28 Days Later,’ Sequels, Subjectivity & More “It's one of those bits of timing where something you've been thinking about, a vehicle for it just arrives,” Garland told us last year about Rudin dropping the book in his lap, recommending he read it and responding to it immediately. “It's a beautifully written book. It pushes a whole bunch of things in me to »

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Oscar Isaac Reteaming With His 'Ex MacHina' Director For 'Annihilation'

30 March 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Both Oscar Isaac and Alex Garland are seen as stars on the rise. Isaac has been winning over audiences, critics, and filmmakers alike thanks to commanding performances in films like Inside Llewyn Davis and A Most Violent Year. 2016 is a breakout year for the actor, thanks to roles like Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Apocalypse in X-men: Apocalypse. Garland, on the other hand, has been making a name for himself behind the camera. He wrote 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and Dredd, and his directorial debut Ex MacHina was extremely well-received when it came out in 2015. It now sounds like Garland is turning to his Ex MacHina star, Isaac, to join his latest.

Garland is working on an adaptation of the novel Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer, and- according to Tracking Board- Oscar Isaac has signed on to join him. Isaac will be joining a cast that already includes Natalie Portman, »

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Podcast: Over/Under Movies Pits 'Watchmen' Against 'Dredd'

21 March 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last week, The Playlist introduced podcast Adjust Your Tracking under its umbrella (listen to their latest episode here). And now we welcome another new podcast, called Over/Under Movies. This show features three critics — Oktay Ege Kozak, Ryan Oliver and Ayt co-host Erik McClanahan — who choose one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre, style, or tone to discuss in each episode. Sometimes the critics agree on the picks, and sometimes they don't, but the conversation is always lively. Make sure to subscribe to The Playlist Podcast iTunes feed as that's where all these shows will live first and foremost. Read More: Review: Alex Garland Says "Keep Your Money" And Stop Buying 'Dredd' DVDs Because A Sequel Will Not Happen This episode focuses on Ryan's picks, as the critics dive into two R-rated comic book adaptations in "Watchmen" and "Dredd." With Zack Snyder's latest, "Batman v. »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

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‘Ex Machina’ Provides First Oscar Night Shocker, Winning Best Visual Effects

28 February 2016 8:09 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscars ceremony was looking unlikely to hold many, if any, surprises after the first handful of prizes were awarded. Then came the best visual effects category.

Ex Machina” triumphed in the field, the first truly shocking moment of the evening as it was not only up against bigger, more widely-seen films (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), but that it won against the grain in a category that can be very political with allegiances to the major visual effects houses in the industry.

Not only that, Alex Garland’s film became the first non-best picture nominee in the category to win over best picture nominees since “Tora! Tora! Tora!” topped “Patton” 45 years ago.

Ex Machina” was also nominated for best original screenplay. Alicia Vikander, one of the film’s stars, dominated the precursor supporting actress circuit for her work in the film, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Gravitas Ventures takes comic book doc 'The Story Of 2000Ad' for Us

11 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Metrodome strikes Us deal for Fantastic Fest comics doc.

Metrodome International has struck a North American deal with Gravitas Ventures on documentary Future Shock! The Story Of 2000Ad, about the comics label that spawned Judge Dredd and Halo Jones.

Creators featured in the doc include Neil Gaiman (Sandman), John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Alex Garland (Dredd) and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum).

Following berths at Fantastic Fest and Edinburgh, the film was acquired by Film4 for UK TV rights.

A Stanton Media/Deviant Films Production, the film is directed by Paul Goodwin and produced by Sean Hogan and Helen Mullane.

Metrodome International’s slate also includes The Hatton Garden Heist and The Hippopotamus. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Comic Book Review – Judge Dredd: Dead Zone

11 February 2016 4:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: Dead Zone

While investigating a murder at the Chaos Day Memorial, Dredd comes across a slave ring in which people are being sent into the bowels of the earth to rob the bodies of the dead. Yodie Planchet is one such unfortunate being forced to undertake in this harrowing labour. But when he finds a strange bracelet that bestows great power to whoever wears it, he is able to rescue his pregnant sweetheart and escape to the ‘Big Meg’. However, an item this powerful is always being sought after, and it isn’t long before Yodie is being pursued by mysterious agents from the future!

Way back in July 2014 I was lucky enough to begin reading John Wagner’s Dead Zone with some seriously fantastic artwork with Henry Flint.  The story began in Judge Dredd Megazine Issue #350 and it won – over the next few months »

- Villordsutch

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New Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Clips Showcase The Bennet Sisters Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

21 January 2016 8:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 ZombiesBurr 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

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