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Dredd producer says sequel talks in very preliminary stages, no script yet

May. 2, 2014by: Alex Maidy

DREDD, the fan favorite action film from 2012, has already reached a fervent cult status of fans demanding a sequel. Karl Urban, Judge Dredd himself, recently made comments that DREDD 2 is in talks to happen. But, nothing has actually taken place. So, what is the deal?

Adi Shankar, producer on DREDD, has been an outspoken proponent of a sequel but he himself brought everything down a notch with a recent appearance on DweebCast where he shared the following:

"I'm going to tread lightly here. I feel like Karl made a small statement that got blown way out of proportion by news sites. Yeah there are conversations going on (about making DREDD 2), but I wouldn't automatically go like, 'Oh there's conversations going on, so when's the release date?' When there's no f*cking script."

Shankar definitely sounds like he wants DREDD to happen but goes into detail as to the distribution difficulties since DREDD was not backed by a studio. Pulling the funding together for DREDD 2 may be difficult as well seeing as the $41 million budgeted film only pulled in $45 million globally. But, with such a dearth of intense action films like DREDD, maybe there is hope someone will back a unique project, even if it is a sequel.

Source: DweebCast

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1:38PM on 05/05/2014
Personally, I saw the movie in the theaters twice, both times in 3D and bought the blu-ray the day it came out. I'm wondering how many of the recent converts posting here can say the same thing. If you're not supporting a lower budget reboot of a franchise when it comes out in the theater because of its shitty originator, then you're part of the problem. If you buy tickets and the discs, sequels get made. If you watch it after the fact, for free or a $1 rental, and then scream for a sequel
Personally, I saw the movie in the theaters twice, both times in 3D and bought the blu-ray the day it came out. I'm wondering how many of the recent converts posting here can say the same thing. If you're not supporting a lower budget reboot of a franchise when it comes out in the theater because of its shitty originator, then you're part of the problem. If you buy tickets and the discs, sequels get made. If you watch it after the fact, for free or a $1 rental, and then scream for a sequel while not putting any more money into it....well, then don't be surprised when the funding isn't there for it.

Personally, I'd kick in a couple of hundred bucks toward a Kickstarter campaign to get this funded and rolling.
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3:23PM on 05/03/2014
It has to happen eventually. The last one was ok but they really need to go more crazy. I get the limit the funding put on them but I think they made design decisions that made it a too pedestrian. It should be violent and gritty but also funny and outlandish. What a spectacle it would be to see that Batman/Judge Dredd teamup that Bisley illustrated on screen.
It has to happen eventually. The last one was ok but they really need to go more crazy. I get the limit the funding put on them but I think they made design decisions that made it a too pedestrian. It should be violent and gritty but also funny and outlandish. What a spectacle it would be to see that Batman/Judge Dredd teamup that Bisley illustrated on screen.
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6:34PM on 05/03/2014
I very much preferred the more believable Urban's Dredd to the more outlandish Stallone's Dredd. I think in this case the smaller budget really worked in Dredd's favor.
I very much preferred the more believable Urban's Dredd to the more outlandish Stallone's Dredd. I think in this case the smaller budget really worked in Dredd's favor.
11:16PM on 05/03/2014
Oh well. Says the guy with one of the most outlandish elements of a certain scifi film for his avatar. Its not that I want the cheesy Stallone tone back but this one was almost a bit too normal for me.
Oh well. Says the guy with one of the most outlandish elements of a certain scifi film for his avatar. Its not that I want the cheesy Stallone tone back but this one was almost a bit too normal for me.
11:11AM on 05/03/2014
The ultra-violent action movie of the 70's-80's shouldn't need an excuse to make a comeback, but apparently in the West it does. I appreciate the East for keeping them alive with franchises like "The Raid," but come on!!!!!!!!!!

The Dredd movie was the best time I've had with an action movie in over a decade. That includes the Expendables franchise.
The ultra-violent action movie of the 70's-80's shouldn't need an excuse to make a comeback, but apparently in the West it does. I appreciate the East for keeping them alive with franchises like "The Raid," but come on!!!!!!!!!!

The Dredd movie was the best time I've had with an action movie in over a decade. That includes the Expendables franchise.
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9:07AM on 05/03/2014
With so many unnecessary sequels, spin offs, etc. coming out, why is it that one movie that really begs for a sequel is having so much trouble making it happen?

I would kill to see Dredd 2.
With so many unnecessary sequels, spin offs, etc. coming out, why is it that one movie that really begs for a sequel is having so much trouble making it happen?

I would kill to see Dredd 2.
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11:01PM on 05/02/2014
there making a barbershop 3 but we cannot get a fucking dredd 2 something is wrong here
there making a barbershop 3 but we cannot get a fucking dredd 2 something is wrong here
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9:17PM on 05/02/2014
I didn't like Dredd as much as many others did (The "Die Hard in an X" plot as a way around a modest budget is tried and tested but also a little tired) but I still think it's a good film and to me, it laid the groundwork for a potential series more and I did want to see where it would head.
I didn't like Dredd as much as many others did (The "Die Hard in an X" plot as a way around a modest budget is tried and tested but also a little tired) but I still think it's a good film and to me, it laid the groundwork for a potential series more and I did want to see where it would head.
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10:44PM on 05/02/2014
I'd like to see corruption within the judging system and Dredd trying to fix it. I know it's been done in other movies, but this is Dredd.
I'd like to see corruption within the judging system and Dredd trying to fix it. I know it's been done in other movies, but this is Dredd.
5:58AM on 05/03/2014
The scene in which he fought the corrupt Judges in the drug lab was my favourite part of the film; that would be a great thread to pursue.
The scene in which he fought the corrupt Judges in the drug lab was my favourite part of the film; that would be a great thread to pursue.
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7:44PM on 05/02/2014

here's an idea....

JUDGE DEATH STORYLINE !!!!!!
JUDGE DEATH STORYLINE !!!!!!
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11:12AM on 05/03/2014
Karl Urban himself said that would be too expensive.
Karl Urban himself said that would be too expensive.
6:12PM on 05/02/2014
I would love to see a sequel. The movie was a lot of fun.
I would love to see a sequel. The movie was a lot of fun.
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5:05PM on 05/02/2014
side note: You can tell the 60 second spot was cut before the movie was completed. At 0:23, you can see the green screen behind Anderson.
side note: You can tell the 60 second spot was cut before the movie was completed. At 0:23, you can see the green screen behind Anderson.
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5:31PM on 05/02/2014
Odd. Green screen is not too difficult to key out. There is no excuse for them to release official footage with visible green screen
Odd. Green screen is not too difficult to key out. There is no excuse for them to release official footage with visible green screen
4:40PM on 05/02/2014

Hopeful

First film in a long time that warranted a remake/reboot, got it and not enough people saw it in theaters. Its a real shame. Loved this film and hope the petition for a sequel gets a script into the right hands. Karl Urban brought real gravitas to the role.
First film in a long time that warranted a remake/reboot, got it and not enough people saw it in theaters. Its a real shame. Loved this film and hope the petition for a sequel gets a script into the right hands. Karl Urban brought real gravitas to the role.
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4:13PM on 05/02/2014
The first one was SO MUCH fun. Would love to see a sequel to this and Pacific Rim.
The first one was SO MUCH fun. Would love to see a sequel to this and Pacific Rim.
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4:42PM on 05/02/2014
Agreed pacific rim will most likely get one. I hope this does as well.
Agreed pacific rim will most likely get one. I hope this does as well.
4:44PM on 05/02/2014
I really hope so. They both deserve to.
I really hope so. They both deserve to.
6:37PM on 05/03/2014
There were so many glaring plot holes in Pacific Rim, but I still had a lot of fun with it. I think it's a foregone conclusion that a sequel will get made (maybe with a smaller budget though).
There were so many glaring plot holes in Pacific Rim, but I still had a lot of fun with it. I think it's a foregone conclusion that a sequel will get made (maybe with a smaller budget though).
10:09PM on 05/05/2014
Pacific Rim was beautiful to look at but the story predictable and the ending...meh... its all been done before. Not worthy of a sequel but will get one, whereas Dredd is worthy of one but still unconfirmed....
Pacific Rim was beautiful to look at but the story predictable and the ending...meh... its all been done before. Not worthy of a sequel but will get one, whereas Dredd is worthy of one but still unconfirmed....
3:55PM on 05/02/2014

That's better than not talking about it at all

This is definitely on the list of "Movies that actually deserve a sequel"
This is definitely on the list of "Movies that actually deserve a sequel"
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