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Karl Urban says Alex Garland was responsible for directing Dredd

Although the film is officially credited to Pete Travis, it has long been rumoured that Ex Machina and Annihilation director Alex Garland was responsible for helming 2012’s cult favourite Dredd, and that has now seemingly been confirmed by star Karl Urban.

“A huge part of the success of Dredd is in fact due to Alex Garland and what a lot of people don’t realize is that Alex Garland actually directed that movie,” Urban told Joblo. “I just hope when people think of Alex Garland’s filmography that Dredd is the first film that he made before Ex Machina. You think about it in those terms; it goes Dredd, Ex Machina, Annihilation.”

That’s a pretty impressive resume, it has to be said…

Urban went on to discuss his love for the character of Judge Dredd, and touched upon his interest in reprising the role, either for Dredd 2 or
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Karl Urban Confirms That Alex Garland Actually Directed Dredd

I've heard a few times over the years from people that Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) was the person who actually directed Dredd, not Pete Travis. Well, in a recent interview with JoBlo, Karl Urban confirmed that this is actually true!

“A huge part of the success of Dredd is in fact due to Alex Garland and what a lot of people don’t realize is that Alex Garland actually directed that movie.”

You may or may not remember the rumors of Pete Travis being removed from the film and barred from the editing room. Well, that apparently actually happened and Garland took over. Dredd was such a great movie, and now we know one of the reasons why. It just wasn't Garland's great script, it was also his directing skills.

Karl went on to say that he's still open to reprising his role on the Judge Dredd series Mega-City One,
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2018 British Urban Film Festival unveils line-up, hosts and awards

2018 British Urban Film Festival unveils line-up, hosts and awards
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s No Shade, produced by the Festival, to open the event.

The 2018 British Urban Film Festival (June 4-9) has announced its line-up, hosts and awards today.

The festival will open with writer-director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s No Shade, about a British woman coming to terms with her relationships with men and her skintone, starring Adele Oni in her debut lead role. It is the first feature to be released by the Festival under its new Buff Originals slate.

The closing night film is the festival premiere of Harry Brown writer Gary Young’s directorial debut Two Graves, a revenge
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Real Dredd Director Finally Confirmed by Karl Urban

Real Dredd Director Finally Confirmed by Karl Urban
It turns out Dredd was actually directed by Alex Garland and not Pete Travis, who was given the director's credit for his work. Or maybe lack of work, based on what Karl Urban has to say about it. Dredd was released in 2012 and, though it bombed at the box office, the movie has become a cult classic, and for good reason. The movie is a truly excellent example of action-packed sci-fi and, if Garland, the director behind Ex Machina and Annihilation, did indeed direct the movie, that would help explain it. Here's what Urban had to say about it in a recent interview.

"I would love to have the opportunity to play Dredd again, but if it doesn't happen then I'm happy with the fact that we've made a film that has become a cult classic and that people have discovered over time. A huge part of the success of
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Karl Urban Claims Alex Garland Actually Directed ‘Dredd,’ Not Pete Travis

Karl Urban Claims Alex Garland Actually Directed ‘Dredd,’ Not Pete Travis
Rumors have persisted for years that the making of “Dredd,” the 2012 science-fiction film starring Karl Urban, was plagued by confrontations between Lionsgate and director Pete Travis in the editing room. The studio apparently disliked the direction Travis was taking the movie so much that he was forced out of post-production. The rumor has never been confirmed until now.

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Urban recently spoke with JoBlo about his hopes of continuing the franchise in a “Dredd” sequel, and he credited Alex Garland as one of the reasons the first movie has become such a cult classic. Garland was a writer and producer on “Dredd,” which came out years before Garland’s own directorial career flourished with “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation.” Reports always said that the studio had Garland come in and reshape the movie, and Urban’s comments seem to verify those accounts.

“A huge
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Karl Urban Talks Mega-City One TV Series, Possibility Of A Future Cameo As Dredd

He’s known as judge, jury, and executioner on the streets of Mega-City One, but to film fans, Karl Urban’s Dredd is nothing short of a square-jawed legend.

Six years ago, Urban and director Pete Travis delivered a brutal and hardcore rendition of the leather-clad lawman that ultimately bombed at the box office. And that’s despite overly strong reviews from, well, everyone. It’s a testimony to Travis’ direction, then, that Dredd has withstood the test of time to become a modern-day cult classic, and one need only poke their head into the Wgtc archives to realize that Karl Urban has been fielding questions about the wider world of Mega-City One ever since he hung up the helmet.

But with a spinoff TV series now in the works, one that’s aptly been titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, Urban’s performance has been thrust into the spotlight once again.
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Vancouver Film: "Arrow", "Purple Harvest", "Supergirl"

From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for March 2018,  including "Arrow", "Purple Harvest, "Supergirl" and a whole lot more:

Purple Harvest

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions

Director: Drew Goddard

Exec. Producer: Mary McLaglen

Jan 29/18 - Apr 06/18

Spontaneous

Feature

Local Production Company: Spontaneous Film Productions

Director: Brian Duffield

Producer: Chris Foss

Jan 29/18 - Mar 02/18

The Perfection

Feature

Local Production Company: Perfection Canada Films

Director: Richard Shepard

Producer: Bill Block, Richard Shepard, Stacy Reiss

Feb 14/18 - Mar 16/18

A Series Of Unfortunate Events ~ Season 2 & 3

TV Series

Local Production Company: Olaf II Productions Inc

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Exec. Producer(s): Daniel Handler, Rose Lam, Barry Sonnenfeld

Apr 17/17 - May 08/18

Arrow - Season 6

TV Series

Local Production Company: Benchmark Production Services

Director: various

Producer: Todd Pittson

Jul 07/17 - Apr 26/18

Blue Book - Season 1

TV Series

Local Production Company: Blue Book 1 North Productions

Director: Robert Stromberg, Pete Travis

Producer: Brad Van Arragon
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Vancouver Film- "Fast Layne", "Purple Harvest", "Sacred Lies",

  • SneakPeek
From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for February 2018,  including "Fast Layne", "Purple Harvest, "Sacred Lies" and a whole lot more:

Purple Harvest

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions

Director: Drew Goddard

Exec. Producer: Mary McLaglen

Jan 29/18 - Apr 06/18

Spontaneous

Feature

Local Production Company: Spontaneous Film Productions

Director: Brian Duffield

Producer: Chris Foss

Jan 29/18 - Mar 02/18

The Perfection

Feature

Local Production Company: Perfection Canada Films

Director: Richard Shepard

Producer: Bill Block, Richard Shepard, Stacy Reiss

Feb 14/18 - Mar 16/18

A Series Of Unfortunate Events ~ Season 2 & 3

TV Series

Local Production Company: Olaf II Productions Inc

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Exec. Producer(s): Daniel Handler, Rose Lam, Barry Sonnenfeld

Apr 17/17 - May 08/18

Arrow - Season 6

TV Series

Local Production Company: Benchmark Production Services

Director: various

Producer: Todd Pittson

Jul 07/17 - Apr 26/18

Blue Book - Season 1

TV Series

Local Production Company: Blue Book 1 North Productions

Director: Robert Stromberg, Pete Travis
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The BFI’s seven biggest distribution awards of 2017

From foreign language hits to gritty UK drama, Screen charts the BFI’s biggest grants in 2017.1= The Handmaiden, Curzon, £150,000

Source: Curzon

The Handmaiden

Curzon’s charge is the only non-Bollywood and non-Polish foreign-language title to cross £1m this year. Park Chan-wook’s Cannes 2016 competition drama found its way to an impressive £1.35m.

1= Elle, Picturehouse, £150,000

Source: Picturehouse

Elle

The Picturehouse-Trafalgar-Lionsgate release was the second-biggest foreign-language film of the year with £863,000.

1= Lady Macbeth, Altitude, £150,000

Source: Altitude

Lady Macbeth

UK indie darling Lady Macbeth reached 104 cinemas in the first week of release and made it past £800,000.

2 Personal Shopper, Icon, £125,000

Source: Icon

Personal Shopper

The Kristen Stewart ghost story, a Cannes 2016 title, scared up £283,000.

3= My Life As A Courgette, Thunderbird, £100,000

Source: Thunderbird

My Life As A Courgette

My Life As a Courgette, which played in dubbed and subtitled versions, opened with £38,500 from 58 cinemas (£56,000 including previews) but failed to take off despite acclaim.
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The BFI’s seven biggest distribution awards of 2017

From foreign language hits to gritty UK drama, Screen charts the BFI’s biggest grants in 2017.1= The Handmaiden, Curzon, £150,000

Source: Curzon

The Handmaiden

Curzon’s charge is the only non-Bollywood and non-Polish foreign-language title to cross £1m this year. Park Chan-wook’s Cannes 2016 competition drama found its way to an impressive £1.35m.

1= Elle, Picturehouse, £150,000

Source: Picturehouse

Elle

The Picturehouse-Trafalgar-Lionsgate release was the second-biggest foreign-language film of the year with £863,000.

1= Lady Macbeth, Altitude, £150,000

Source: Altitude

Lady Macbeth

UK indie darling Lady Macbeth reached 104 cinemas in the first week of release and made it past £800,000.

2 Personal Shopper, Icon, £125,000

Source: Icon

Personal Shopper

The Kristen Stewart ghost story, a Cannes 2016 title, scared up £283,000.

3= My Life As A Courgette, Thunderbird, £100,000

Source: Thunderbird

My Life As A Courgette

My Life As a Courgette, which played in dubbed and subtitled versions, opened with £38,500 from 58 cinemas (£56,000 including previews) but failed to take off despite acclaim.

3= City Of Tiny Lights
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Vancouver Film: "Purple Harvest", "Colony", "Fast Layne"

  • SneakPeek
From VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for January 2018,  including "Purple Harvest", "Colony", "Fast Layne" and a whole lot more:

Noelle

Feature 

Local Production Company: True Meaning Productions

Director: Marc Lawrence

Exec. Producer(s): Justis Greene

Producer: Heather Meehan

Oct 23/17 - Jan 18/18

Purple Harvest

Feature

Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions

Director: Drew Goddard

Exec. Producer(s): Mary McLaglen

Jan 29/18 - Apr 06/18

Spontaneous

Feature

Local Production Company: Spontaneous Film Productions

Director: Brian Duffield

Jan 29/18 - Mar 02/18

A Series Of Unfortunate Events ~ Season 2

TV Series

Local Production Company: Olaf II Productions Inc

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Exec. Producer(s): Daniel Handler, Rose Lam, Barry Sonnenfeld

Apr 17/17 - Apr 20/18

Arrow - Season 6

TV Series

Local Production Company: Benchmark Production Services

Director: various

Producer: Todd Pittson

Jul 07/17 - Apr 26/18

Blue Book - Season 1

TV Series

Local Production Company: Blue Book 1 North Productions

Director: Robert Stromberg, Pete Travis

Producer:
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Karl Urban on what he needs to play Dredd for Mega-City One TV series

  • JoBlo
Earlier this year, Im Global had entered a partnership with Rebellion to create a TV series based on the comic-book property to be titled Judge Dredd: Mega-city One. As soon as the news broke, fans of Pete Travis' 2012 action sci-fi adaptation Dredd were eager to know if Karl Urban would once again don the character's signature helmet in an effort to lay down the law for the... Read More...
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Helen McCrory stars in trailer for Amazon’s Fearless

Amazon has just acquired a new series to its ever growing lineup of original shows. Titled Fearless, the six-episode series stars Helen McCrory and Sir Michael Gambon with all the episodes directed by Pete Travis. The series sees McCrory as a human rights lawyer who uncovers a conspiracy that will affect the nation and herself personally.

Fearless was created by Rebecca Keane and written by Homeland‘s Patrick Harbinson, who will also executive produce. It will be produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV with Weinstein Television. It premiered on ITV in the UK earlier this summer, but will premiere on Amazon Friday, October 27.

“We are excited to add this riveting drama to Prime Video,” said Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide TV Content Acquisition. “Patrick Harbinson is brilliant at telling gripping stories, and the compelling performances by the cast will keep viewers at the edge of their seats.”

Also starring in
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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One Producer Reaffirms Talks With Karl Urban: “We’re Keen, He’s Keen”

Jason Kingsley, executive producer on the upcoming TV revival Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, has reaffirmed that negotiations with Karl Urban, who donned that iconic helmet for Pete Travis’ 2012 reboot, are indeed underway.

Word of Urban possibly reprising the role of judge, jury, and executioner first surfaced online just yesterday, when the actor himself told those in attendance at last weekend’s Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that he would “love” to suit up as Mega-City One’s no-nonsense law enforcer.

And though the casting of Karl Urban would certainly fire Judge Dredd: Mega-City One into the mainstream spotlight – if it isn’t there already – Jason Kingsley told Screen Geek that for the sake of Dredd fans, he’s more concerned with the actual quality of the show itself, stressing that “this needs to be done right” after so many false starts.

Because in reality, if Karl Urban is
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Star Trek star Karl Urban in talks to reprise Dredd in new TV Series Judge Dredd Mega-City One

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Karl Urban has made no secret that he would be willing to return to his role as Judge Dredd, and with his recent comments at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas last week where he mentioned he was more than interested, it’s been revealed he is, in fact, in talks to reprise his role for a new TV Series.

Related: Judge Dredd News

The series, titled Judge Dredd Mega-City One, was announced back in March and will focus on a team of Judges as they encounter the challenges in a world in which east-coast cities have merged into a giant megalopolis. Urban revealed that he was indeed in discussions in returning to the role as long as the material gave him something to do.

“I am in discussions with them about that, I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something
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Newswire: Karl Urban hopes to play Judge Dredd again on TV

Pete TravisDredd came out almost five years ago, and while Karl Urban didn’t exactly blow anyone away as the eponymous supercop (not counting the bad guys he killed), people liked the movie and they liked seeing his ever-present scowl underneath Judge Dredd’s helmet. Dredd will probably never get a sequel, but Im Global and video game publisher Rebellion have been developing a TV show based on the character and his world called Judge Dredd: Mega City One, and Urban recently revealed that he’s been in talks with the studios about appearing in it as Dredd himself. That comes from TrekMovie (via Collider), which quotes Urban as saying he had told Im Global that “if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function,” then he would “love” to be a part of the project.

Mega City One was just announced
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Karl Urban is willing to return for Judge Dredd: Mega City One TV series

  • JoBlo
Pete TravisDredd was a very welcome return of the famed and feared Judge, and also one hell of a fun action flick, unfortunately, it didn't exactly impress at the box-office and hopes for a Dredd franchise seemed rather unlikely. The film has gone on to become somewhat of a cult favourite and has kept talk of the franchise alive in the years since its release. Earlier... Read More...
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Karl Urban Says He’s In Talks For ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One’ TV Series

I remember going into 2012’s “Dredd” with very low expectations. After all, this was a reboot of “Judge Dredd,” a terrible ’90s action movie starring Sylvester Stallone as a tough street judge. What we got instead with “Dredd” was a genuinely visionary film. Director Pete Travis made something beautifully artful out of the savagery he depicted onscreen. Paul Leonard‘s exalting techno soundtrack also gave the film an avant-garde edginess that fit perfectly with the film’s atmosphere.

Continue reading Karl Urban Says He’s In Talks For ‘Judge Dredd: Mega City One’ TV Series at The Playlist.
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New to Streaming: ‘The Lovers,’ ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Person to Person,’ ‘Obit,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

City of Tiny Lights (Pete Travis)

Small-time private detective Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed) has all the swagger of a hard-boiled snoop: leather jacket on his shoulders and cigarette in his mouth, leaning against London architecture in the darkened night. His office resides above some shops, he makes friendly with local convenience store owner Mrs. Elbaz (Myriam Acharki), and asks new clients where they found him because he’s not advertising in the paper.
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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One To Merge The “Macabre With The Insane”

After years spent petitioning for a live-action continuation to Pete Travis and Karl Urban’s criminally underseen Dredd movie, six weeks ago, fans uncovered the next best thing when Im Global and Rebellion nailed down plans for Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, a TV series that will signal the return of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s leather-clad lawman.

Little is currently known about the tone and direction of Mega-City One, only that it will honor the source material by delivering an adult-oriented take on that famous judge, jury, and executioner, who attempts to uphold some semblance of law and order in a metropolis teeming with 400 million citizens – every one of them a potential criminal.

Filming on Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is yet to get underway, and Rebellion CEO and Dredd producer Jason Kingsley believes the show is at least two years out from its anticipated premiere. But when it eventually does march onto the small screen, it’ll seemingly merge the “macabre with the insane.”

Speaking with Sfa Magazine (with a tip of the hat to GamesRadar), Kingsley highlighted the inherent advantages of long-form storytelling, and how it’ll ultimately benefit this particular adaptation of Dredd.

Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard. My best guess is that it’s at least two years away. But we’re so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly.

That two-year window is simply an estimation on Kingsley’s part, and there are undoubtedly factors in play that could accelerate – or indeed slow – the creative process over the next 12 to 18 months.

Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.

John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s square-jawed judge, jury, and executioner is officially making tracks toward the small screen, just don’t expect Judge Dredd: Mega-City One to premiere until 2019 – you know, assuming Im Global doesn’t get the ball rolling sooner than expected.
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