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According to producer Adi Shankar, Dredd 2 is probably not happening

Mar. 26, 2013by: Niki Stephens

You saw DREDD 3D-- it was pretty cool, right? Maybe better than you were expecting? Well I'm here to tell you not to hold out any hopes for a sequel. Producer Adi Shankar did a Reddit IAmA last week, and one of the top questions asked had to do with a follow-up for DREDD.

Here's the bulk of what was said on the subject:

Probably not. But I am working on a Dredd short in the vein of #DirtyLaundry ... you're actually the first person to know about this...

Thank you. If DREDD becomes a cult hit it will be awesome. Last September was a terrible month ... DREDD bombed and then LOOPER became a massive hit a week later!

Someone then asks if Shankar had any hard feelings towards the success of LOOPER to which he said:

Nothing against LOOPER! I think Rian Johnson is a genius and I think Joseph Gordon Levitt will become his generation's Matt Damon. Ram Bergman, the movie's real producer, is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. I would tell you how I really felt about the movie's financier James D. Stern but I think I'd get into trouble ... However, most importantly I loved watching Looper.

Would you even want a sequel to DREDD? I think that a short is a good step in the right direction. For those whoa aren't familiar, Dirty Laundry was an awesome PUNISHER short starring Tom Jane and Ron Perlman. There's definitely more that could be done with the character. I wouldn't mind if they did another installment, but they don't want another bomb on their hands either. I'm glad that there were people who did support it though. It was definitely a fun, violent flick.

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2:18AM on 03/28/2013

Welcome to the party, pal!

Also in attendance are Scott Pilgrim, Sunshine (Danny Boyle), and Grindhouse.
Also in attendance are Scott Pilgrim, Sunshine (Danny Boyle), and Grindhouse.
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11:41PM on 03/27/2013
I second the notion of a TV series. All those Breaking Bad writers are going to need a job.
I second the notion of a TV series. All those Breaking Bad writers are going to need a job.
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8:39PM on 03/27/2013

Keep buying those DVDs, people.

If Resident Evil can keep making movies bases on the strength of their DVD sales, surely Dredd can as well.

Dredd was an AWESOME movie, I've yet to meet someone who's seen it who hasn't liked it. Virtually every review I've read online has been positive, including comments from people on forums like this one. Why the producers don't think there's a market for this kind of movie is completely beyond me. Keep the budgets low and keep making them. One of the main reasons why Dredd didn't seem
If Resident Evil can keep making movies bases on the strength of their DVD sales, surely Dredd can as well.

Dredd was an AWESOME movie, I've yet to meet someone who's seen it who hasn't liked it. Virtually every review I've read online has been positive, including comments from people on forums like this one. Why the producers don't think there's a market for this kind of movie is completely beyond me. Keep the budgets low and keep making them. One of the main reasons why Dredd didn't seem to do that well in the US box office is poor marketing. Dredd has only just been released on DVD here in Australia... keep watching those numbers and hopefully the movie will make enough money to warrant further movies. Karl Urban was perfect as Dredd and knows and understands the character. Get busy buying, people! Tell your friends! :)
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5:57PM on 03/27/2013

Dredd has made some money here in europe

and will also on dvd/bluray and on demand.
Karl urban is not that expensive and they could keep the movie small(maybe for the better) so it wouldnt cost a lot of money to make a sequell.
and will also on dvd/bluray and on demand.
Karl urban is not that expensive and they could keep the movie small(maybe for the better) so it wouldnt cost a lot of money to make a sequell.
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5:35PM on 03/27/2013
Dredd was ok but not as great as it's described on here, a bit overhyped much like Warrior & Drive.
Dredd was ok but not as great as it's described on here, a bit overhyped much like Warrior & Drive.
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8:40PM on 03/27/2013
You, sir, have rocks in your head and obviously don't understand what makes a good movie. Both Warrior and Drive were excellent.
You, sir, have rocks in your head and obviously don't understand what makes a good movie. Both Warrior and Drive were excellent.
3:55PM on 03/27/2013
Wow...I had no idea Dredd only made $13 million in the US! I sadly didn't see it till DVD, but I loved the hell out of it. Fantastic movie that I'd love to see more of! Shame it did so poorly!
Wow...I had no idea Dredd only made $13 million in the US! I sadly didn't see it till DVD, but I loved the hell out of it. Fantastic movie that I'd love to see more of! Shame it did so poorly!
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3:35PM on 03/27/2013

bummed but not surprised

Ive been Dredding this news since the box office results (im proud of that one) hopefully in a couple of years it ll happen like Riddick has.
Ive been Dredding this news since the box office results (im proud of that one) hopefully in a couple of years it ll happen like Riddick has.
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2:52PM on 03/27/2013

A shame

Too bad - I thought it was okay - didn't need to be 3D, but... oh well
Too bad - I thought it was okay - didn't need to be 3D, but... oh well
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1:43PM on 03/27/2013

This is sad news

Dredd was one of my favorite movies of last year (along with Cabin in the Woods) and it was done so well. The plot was simple but gritty and if any one film deserved a sequel this would have been it. #DirtyLaundry was a hardcore Punisher short...I so guess here's to Dredd kicking ass that way then.
Dredd was one of my favorite movies of last year (along with Cabin in the Woods) and it was done so well. The plot was simple but gritty and if any one film deserved a sequel this would have been it. #DirtyLaundry was a hardcore Punisher short...I so guess here's to Dredd kicking ass that way then.
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1:35PM on 03/27/2013
Netflix needs to pick this up and make a Judge Dredd series. The movie was great, and totally deserves a second life.
Netflix needs to pick this up and make a Judge Dredd series. The movie was great, and totally deserves a second life.
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11:27AM on 03/27/2013
Yeah it wasn't a hit, but wasn't the budget around 30 million? Between the DVD/bluray sales and positive buzz, I would think a sequel would only do better. Just keep the budget small again.

Oh, well.
Yeah it wasn't a hit, but wasn't the budget around 30 million? Between the DVD/bluray sales and positive buzz, I would think a sequel would only do better. Just keep the budget small again.

Oh, well.
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10:59AM on 03/27/2013
It's too bad that Dredd 2 is likely not going to happen. It was a good action film and Karl Urban was great in it.
It's too bad that Dredd 2 is likely not going to happen. It was a good action film and Karl Urban was great in it.
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10:45AM on 03/27/2013
Boo. DREDD was a lot of fun, and those slo-mo scenes were great. I really wanted to see it succeed. Oh, well.
Boo. DREDD was a lot of fun, and those slo-mo scenes were great. I really wanted to see it succeed. Oh, well.
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9:51AM on 03/27/2013
Bit harsh wishing a lifetime of Matt Damon upon Joseph Gordon Levitt, isn't it?
Bit harsh wishing a lifetime of Matt Damon upon Joseph Gordon Levitt, isn't it?
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9:48AM on 03/27/2013

KICKSTARTER THAT SHIT!

I'll empty my motherfucking bank account for another one of these.
I'll empty my motherfucking bank account for another one of these.
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8:48AM on 03/27/2013

Bullshit

At least, DREDD is better than Ghost Rider...i love it..but when i was watching it at cinema, it was..quite empty..& alot people complain how bad it is..but now when they said sequal not gonna happen, evryone start saying wut a waste ..get a grip..u ppl didn't support it when it was at theater, now wanna complain about not having sequal?
At least, DREDD is better than Ghost Rider...i love it..but when i was watching it at cinema, it was..quite empty..& alot people complain how bad it is..but now when they said sequal not gonna happen, evryone start saying wut a waste ..get a grip..u ppl didn't support it when it was at theater, now wanna complain about not having sequal?
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8:26AM on 03/27/2013

WTF?

So they'll make an Identity Thief sequel but not entertaining/quality films like Dredd? What is it all about the money...oh wait...I just answered my own question...Look at the DVD sales Hollywood!
So they'll make an Identity Thief sequel but not entertaining/quality films like Dredd? What is it all about the money...oh wait...I just answered my own question...Look at the DVD sales Hollywood!
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8:03AM on 03/27/2013
Didn't like Dredd.its just The Raid : redemption set in dystopian sci-fi world and it was boring
Didn't like Dredd.its just The Raid : redemption set in dystopian sci-fi world and it was boring
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10:28AM on 03/27/2013
Agreed
Agreed
8:43PM on 03/27/2013
Disagreed
Disagreed
7:10AM on 03/27/2013

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I blame the marketing aswell as the bad image of the stallone version. The film was awesome but unfortunately the trailer didnt do the film justice.
I blame the marketing aswell as the bad image of the stallone version. The film was awesome but unfortunately the trailer didnt do the film justice.
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10:29AM on 03/27/2013
You blame a 20 year old movie?
You blame a 20 year old movie?
5:39AM on 03/27/2013

I fell asleep

Dredd was just unevenly paced and had horrible acting. The gore was fine but the slow motion was really dumb and a bad gimmick. The movie bombed and rightfully so.
Dredd was just unevenly paced and had horrible acting. The gore was fine but the slow motion was really dumb and a bad gimmick. The movie bombed and rightfully so.
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5:16AM on 03/27/2013
Not something I wanted to hear, DREDD was a big surprise for me last year and I enjoyed it immensely, more so than Looper which in it's own right was decent.
It's certainly one of the best films I've seen in 3D also. Sequels shouldn't just be decided on box office, I thought dvd/blu-ray sales did very well did they not?
I'd agree that the past movie with Stallone put a lot of people off, that misconception was with me and everyone I know who's saw the new film, all of those proved wrong after
Not something I wanted to hear, DREDD was a big surprise for me last year and I enjoyed it immensely, more so than Looper which in it's own right was decent.
It's certainly one of the best films I've seen in 3D also. Sequels shouldn't just be decided on box office, I thought dvd/blu-ray sales did very well did they not?
I'd agree that the past movie with Stallone put a lot of people off, that misconception was with me and everyone I know who's saw the new film, all of those proved wrong after they saw it.
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2:20AM on 03/27/2013
I think the old Dredd that still have that image of stallone in their head didnt want to see it, those who weren't there back in the day have no idea who Dredd is. Plus September is usually a shit month, but lately were seeing great movies like Drive, Loopper, Dredd and so forth now being released during that month now. I liked Dredd but not suprised it wont get a sequel :(
I think the old Dredd that still have that image of stallone in their head didnt want to see it, those who weren't there back in the day have no idea who Dredd is. Plus September is usually a shit month, but lately were seeing great movies like Drive, Loopper, Dredd and so forth now being released during that month now. I liked Dredd but not suprised it wont get a sequel :(
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1:51AM on 03/27/2013
It's definitely the new Serenity. Both equally deserve sequels.
It's definitely the new Serenity. Both equally deserve sequels.
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1:18AM on 03/27/2013
Not surprised. Dredd, sadly, did bomb. I think it showed that the interest in this kind of series, no matter how awesome, isn't high. I would love a sequel that expands the scope, but I can't see that happening with how poorly this did. If there's anyone to blame, it would be audiences.
Not surprised. Dredd, sadly, did bomb. I think it showed that the interest in this kind of series, no matter how awesome, isn't high. I would love a sequel that expands the scope, but I can't see that happening with how poorly this did. If there's anyone to blame, it would be audiences.
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2:16AM on 03/27/2013
THE AUDIENCE?????
oh yes blame the audience that had enough smarts to stay away from the 3D release of DREDD and then find out that.. GASP... there was only ONE showing of a regular version of DREDD playing at their theaters and whoops they missed it...
every OTHER movie is released mainly in 2d with limited showings of 3D, DREDD was ALL but one showing was in 3D..... Audience didnt embrace the 3D tech and the movie bombed... WHY is that the audience fault??
THE AUDIENCE?????
oh yes blame the audience that had enough smarts to stay away from the 3D release of DREDD and then find out that.. GASP... there was only ONE showing of a regular version of DREDD playing at their theaters and whoops they missed it...
every OTHER movie is released mainly in 2d with limited showings of 3D, DREDD was ALL but one showing was in 3D..... Audience didnt embrace the 3D tech and the movie bombed... WHY is that the audience fault??
11:32AM on 03/27/2013
Assuming the audience bought a ticket, they can't be blamed.
Assuming the audience bought a ticket, they can't be blamed.
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12:52AM on 03/27/2013
DREDD was one of the best comic redemption films I've seen. A real shame this won't get a sequel. With the isolationism of the first, the next would've been wide open to some serious action set pieces.
DREDD was one of the best comic redemption films I've seen. A real shame this won't get a sequel. With the isolationism of the first, the next would've been wide open to some serious action set pieces.
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12:10AM on 03/27/2013

Are you kidding me?!...

...I mean this movie TOTALLY redeemed the franchise!
After seeing Dredd, I was soooo pumped to see how they were going to treat Judge Fear, Judge Fire,
Judge Mortis and Judge Death. That would have been a great 2-parter to round out a trilogy.
A crying shame.
...I mean this movie TOTALLY redeemed the franchise!
After seeing Dredd, I was soooo pumped to see how they were going to treat Judge Fear, Judge Fire,
Judge Mortis and Judge Death. That would have been a great 2-parter to round out a trilogy.
A crying shame.
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12:09AM on 03/27/2013

loved it

loved the movie. wish they would do a sequel and expand on the universe. damn shame identy theft made all that money and probably get a garbage sequel.
loved the movie. wish they would do a sequel and expand on the universe. damn shame identy theft made all that money and probably get a garbage sequel.
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11:38PM on 03/26/2013
Riddick is getting another movie, and if I remember correctly chronicles of riddick bombed in theaters. So I choose to remain optimistic. I knew a sequel wouldn't get an fast greenlight, but hopefully in a couple years, there will be enough demand to make this happen.
Riddick is getting another movie, and if I remember correctly chronicles of riddick bombed in theaters. So I choose to remain optimistic. I knew a sequel wouldn't get an fast greenlight, but hopefully in a couple years, there will be enough demand to make this happen.
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11:14PM on 03/26/2013
Damn. That sucks.
Damn. That sucks.
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10:48PM on 03/26/2013
It's just pathetic we get something like five Scary Movies and not a sequel to something great like Dredd. I feel bad for Urban since he owned the role and deserves a big franchise like this.
It's just pathetic we get something like five Scary Movies and not a sequel to something great like Dredd. I feel bad for Urban since he owned the role and deserves a big franchise like this.
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11:42PM on 03/26/2013
To be fair, Scary Movie 3 is still damn funny but that's my opinion. I own Dredd on Blu-Ray. It really deserves a sequel.
To be fair, Scary Movie 3 is still damn funny but that's my opinion. I own Dredd on Blu-Ray. It really deserves a sequel.
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10:39PM on 03/26/2013

Shoot...

I'd love to see Judge Death on the big screen.
I'd love to see Judge Death on the big screen.
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10:27PM on 03/26/2013
I thought the performance on DVD and VOD might give the film a sequel...
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I thought the performance on DVD and VOD might give the film a sequel...
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10:27PM on 03/26/2013
I'm all in for a sequel. Loved this film and the tone it set.
I'm all in for a sequel. Loved this film and the tone it set.
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10:20PM on 03/26/2013
One day.......one day.
One day.......one day.
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10:19PM on 03/26/2013
This is very unfortunate news. I REALLY wanted a sequel to Dredd as it was one of the hidden gems of 2012. With so much garbage movies being pushed out from hollywood it was great to get a movie I could actually say I would want a sequel to it, and was excited about the many places they could move forward with Dredd. I thought Karl Urban lived and breathed Dredd perfectly and he seemed more than up to it for a sequel as well and even had some idea's where he would like it to go. THIS SUCKS!!!
This is very unfortunate news. I REALLY wanted a sequel to Dredd as it was one of the hidden gems of 2012. With so much garbage movies being pushed out from hollywood it was great to get a movie I could actually say I would want a sequel to it, and was excited about the many places they could move forward with Dredd. I thought Karl Urban lived and breathed Dredd perfectly and he seemed more than up to it for a sequel as well and even had some idea's where he would like it to go. THIS SUCKS!!!
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10:19PM on 03/26/2013
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10:13PM on 03/26/2013
If anything, Dredd was an excellent groundwork-laying film. It showed that the character as played by Karl Urban and the world of Mega-City One had lots of potential to be mined. I didn't enjoy the film as much as many did, but I still liked it and it was just screaming for a sequel. It's too bad we probably won't get one.
If anything, Dredd was an excellent groundwork-laying film. It showed that the character as played by Karl Urban and the world of Mega-City One had lots of potential to be mined. I didn't enjoy the film as much as many did, but I still liked it and it was just screaming for a sequel. It's too bad we probably won't get one.
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10:10PM on 03/26/2013
So.... Anyone wanna Kickstart this?
So.... Anyone wanna Kickstart this?
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10:19PM on 03/26/2013
Yeah, I'd be down for that.
Yeah, I'd be down for that.
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