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Karl Urban on a sequel to Dredd 3D: "It's entirely possible."

05.16.2013

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It's a shame that DREDD 3D bombed has hard as it did in theaters but the truth is it was always going to be difficult for the film to shake off the stink left behind from the 1995 Sylvester Stallone movie. Sure us comic and movie geeks were pretty psyched for DREDD 3D but most people still associated it with the Stallone film and figured it would be just as bad.

But DREDD 3D has done very well with Blu-Ray and DVD sales and there have been some talks of another film, although as recently as March producer Adi Shankar said that a sequel probably wasn't going to happen. DREDD 3D star Karl Urban has been doing interviews promoting some indie movie no one has ever heard of called STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and in a conversation with Collider they asked the actor if there was a chance he would return for a sequel to DREDD 3D. His response:

Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning.  It’s not off the agenda.  Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it.  It’s entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen.  The power of fandom can resurrect projects.  In fact, that’s what happened with Star Trek.  They weren’t going to do a third season until fans did a letter writing campaign and they continued that series.

So hardcore DREDD 3D fans: if you want a sequel you need to make your presence known. While I wasn't one of those people that thought DREDD 3D was the greatest action movie of all time I still thought it was a ton of fun and incredibly brutal. I'd only want to see a sequel if Karl Urban returns as Judge Dredd but it sounds like Urban would love to have another go as the futuristic lawman. While this isn't confirmation that a sequel will definitely happen at least there's a chance we'll be seeing Judge Dredd patrolling the streets of Mega City Once once again.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you think we will get a sequel to DREDD 3D? And for your super extra tidbit: in the scene where Ma-Ma's computer expert discovers there are Judges in the building there's a song playing in the background and it's the theme song for the British show Snuff Box that stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy).
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8:21PM on 05/17/2013

dredd 3dd

why not
why not
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11:39AM on 05/17/2013
Here are some hint of what I would want to see in a Dredd sequel:
1. Give him bulkier armor. Just go crazy with it, the original comic book series was deliberately over the top anyway. Dredd 3D's armor while makes sense in practicality it just doesn't have the same imposing outline as the comic book version.
2. Show more of Mega City and the Cursed Earth. There's a lot of stuff the audience didn't know about the world that Dredd lived in. If they can begin to understand just how crazy this
Here are some hint of what I would want to see in a Dredd sequel:
1. Give him bulkier armor. Just go crazy with it, the original comic book series was deliberately over the top anyway. Dredd 3D's armor while makes sense in practicality it just doesn't have the same imposing outline as the comic book version.
2. Show more of Mega City and the Cursed Earth. There's a lot of stuff the audience didn't know about the world that Dredd lived in. If they can begin to understand just how crazy this universe is the audience will understand more about Dredd's brutal methods and why this world need his extreme brand of justice.
3. Give him a proper bike. The bike Dredd rode on in this movie is, again, doesn't look as menacing as the comic book version. But please, keep clear of the flying cycles idea from the Stallone version. That thing was there just so Rob Schneider have something to scream about.
4. Judge Death. 'Nuff said.
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12:58AM on 05/17/2013
While not perfect, 'Dredd' was brutal and kickass. A sequel could be amazing, and is greatly welcome.
While not perfect, 'Dredd' was brutal and kickass. A sequel could be amazing, and is greatly welcome.
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7:58PM on 05/16/2013

Please make it so!

This movie rocked!! And I have to be honest, I had zero expectations about this movie, and I was amazed how good it was...

Do make it a sequel
This movie rocked!! And I have to be honest, I had zero expectations about this movie, and I was amazed how good it was...

Do make it a sequel
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7:58PM on 05/16/2013

YES

It's weird, i was skeptical about this film when first announced but Dredd 3D turned out to be one of my favourite films of 2012. I would love love love there to be a sequel, there is so much of this universe to explore... especially Judge Death and the Dark Judges.
It's weird, i was skeptical about this film when first announced but Dredd 3D turned out to be one of my favourite films of 2012. I would love love love there to be a sequel, there is so much of this universe to explore... especially Judge Death and the Dark Judges.
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7:09PM on 05/16/2013

DO IT.

The first one was awesome. Cursed Earth for part 2, Judge Death for part 3.

EDIT: Karl Urban is fucking awesome.
The first one was awesome. Cursed Earth for part 2, Judge Death for part 3.

EDIT: Karl Urban is fucking awesome.
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6:39PM on 05/16/2013

Make a sequel!

My Dad literally told me the other day, "Oh, that was good? Mom and I saw it on demand and didn't watch it because we figured it was like the Stallone one." Verbatim. That's exactly why this movie failed. Word of mouth will give it a sequel.
My Dad literally told me the other day, "Oh, that was good? Mom and I saw it on demand and didn't watch it because we figured it was like the Stallone one." Verbatim. That's exactly why this movie failed. Word of mouth will give it a sequel.
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11:31PM on 05/16/2013
Good point. Which I guess means that the Dredd 3D marketing department needs to be spanked. HARD.
Good point. Which I guess means that the Dredd 3D marketing department needs to be spanked. HARD.
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4:20PM on 05/16/2013

Please let this happen.

If they can keep cranking out Resident Evil, Underworld, Scary Movie, Paranormal Activity and Last Exorcism sequels, why can't we at least get one more DREDD movie?
If they can keep cranking out Resident Evil, Underworld, Scary Movie, Paranormal Activity and Last Exorcism sequels, why can't we at least get one more DREDD movie?
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5:19PM on 05/16/2013
Sadly enough, each of the titles you listed actually turned a profit.
Sadly enough, each of the titles you listed actually turned a profit.
11:32PM on 05/16/2013
You're right, that is sad.
You're right, that is sad.
3:23PM on 05/16/2013
I'd be up for a Dredd 2. My only gripe was that the threatre was only playing it in 3D. I ended up picking it up after not watching it in theatres and LOVING IT...It was just unfortunate that it was coined as being Raid Redemption but with Judge Dredd. If that didn't happen maybe more people would have went to see it.
I'd be up for a Dredd 2. My only gripe was that the threatre was only playing it in 3D. I ended up picking it up after not watching it in theatres and LOVING IT...It was just unfortunate that it was coined as being Raid Redemption but with Judge Dredd. If that didn't happen maybe more people would have went to see it.
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2:24PM on 05/16/2013
Possible, but unlikely. I would be surprised if there's a studio willing to back a sequel with the box office failure that Dredd was. However, I would love to see a sequel, and one that isn't confined to a single location. Dredd is an awesome character and the world he inhabits is fantastic. There really should be a sequel, I'd just be very surprised if one comes to fruition.
Possible, but unlikely. I would be surprised if there's a studio willing to back a sequel with the box office failure that Dredd was. However, I would love to see a sequel, and one that isn't confined to a single location. Dredd is an awesome character and the world he inhabits is fantastic. There really should be a sequel, I'd just be very surprised if one comes to fruition.
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1:51PM on 05/16/2013
Dredd was one of the more satisfying action movies of last year. Would happily watch another. Hell, a Dredd TV series would be pretty sick.
Dredd was one of the more satisfying action movies of last year. Would happily watch another. Hell, a Dredd TV series would be pretty sick.
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1:50PM on 05/16/2013
I am so down for a Dredd sequel. I didn't catch the movie in films but picked it on on blu-ray and fuck, it was a blast! A lot of movies that fizzle in the box office seem to make serious cash on home release. Seem thing happen to both Kick Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine. Didn't do crazy in the box office but their dvd revenue was enough to make a sequel.
I am so down for a Dredd sequel. I didn't catch the movie in films but picked it on on blu-ray and fuck, it was a blast! A lot of movies that fizzle in the box office seem to make serious cash on home release. Seem thing happen to both Kick Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine. Didn't do crazy in the box office but their dvd revenue was enough to make a sequel.
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1:42PM on 05/16/2013
Ashamed I did not see the first one in cinemas. But if they make a sequel, I will gladly pay. And they need to keep the intense soundtrack.
Ashamed I did not see the first one in cinemas. But if they make a sequel, I will gladly pay. And they need to keep the intense soundtrack.
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1:37PM on 05/16/2013
Head to Kickstarter, Karl.
Head to Kickstarter, Karl.
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1:34PM on 05/16/2013
" Karl Urban has been doing interviews promoting some indie movie no one has ever heard of..." You sly minx, I actually believed that at first haha. I honestly hope they make a sequel to Dredd. If we can't have a sequel to Serenity, Dredd would be my next choice.
" Karl Urban has been doing interviews promoting some indie movie no one has ever heard of..." You sly minx, I actually believed that at first haha. I honestly hope they make a sequel to Dredd. If we can't have a sequel to Serenity, Dredd would be my next choice.
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1:04PM on 05/16/2013

hell yeah...

To fully bring this franchise back into the realm of popularity AND box office success, you need an awesome, relentless force of eviló The Dark Judges: Judge Death, Judge Fire, Judge Fear and Judge Mortis. To even include secondary characters like Nausea, Phobia, Judge Kraken, Pustula, Ephemera, Dementia, Half-Life and Mordechai presents many options and tons of story content.
To fully bring this franchise back into the realm of popularity AND box office success, you need an awesome, relentless force of eviló The Dark Judges: Judge Death, Judge Fire, Judge Fear and Judge Mortis. To even include secondary characters like Nausea, Phobia, Judge Kraken, Pustula, Ephemera, Dementia, Half-Life and Mordechai presents many options and tons of story content.
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1:03PM on 05/16/2013
Urban was perfect. Olivia Thirlby was smokin' hot. Action and gore were insane. BRING ON JUDGE DEATH!!!!!!
Urban was perfect. Olivia Thirlby was smokin' hot. Action and gore were insane. BRING ON JUDGE DEATH!!!!!!
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12:56PM on 05/16/2013

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12:12PM on 05/16/2013
I thought Ma-Ma was a weak enemy but overall the movie was pretty damn good. Would love a proper big budget sequel
I thought Ma-Ma was a weak enemy but overall the movie was pretty damn good. Would love a proper big budget sequel
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12:09PM on 05/16/2013

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[link] CANT BE IN LOVE IF ITS PLASTIC.


LOVE SNUFF BOX.
[link] CANT BE IN LOVE IF ITS PLASTIC.


LOVE SNUFF BOX.
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12:23PM on 05/16/2013
Whiskey!
Whiskey!
12:07PM on 05/16/2013
Dredd was great and was much better than I thought it would be. I would love to see a sequel and have Urban rock the helmet again.
Dredd was great and was much better than I thought it would be. I would love to see a sequel and have Urban rock the helmet again.
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10:32AM on 05/16/2013
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OOOOHHHH MOTHER-FUCKIN' PLEASE!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE OOOOHHHH MOTHER-FUCKIN' PLEASE!
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10:18AM on 05/16/2013
Incidentally...we go on a lot about how RDJ is Tony Stark and Jackman is Wolverine...but seriously ...Urban is Dredd - did you see those snarls and grimaces ...jeez, he got them so spot on! I'm telling you, the more I think about the Amazing Spider Man, the less I like it but Dredd is one of those movies that works the other way around.
Incidentally...we go on a lot about how RDJ is Tony Stark and Jackman is Wolverine...but seriously ...Urban is Dredd - did you see those snarls and grimaces ...jeez, he got them so spot on! I'm telling you, the more I think about the Amazing Spider Man, the less I like it but Dredd is one of those movies that works the other way around.
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10:11AM on 05/16/2013
I'm not a comic book Dredd fan or anything but Dredd was very good movie - and quite different to the comic book movies you typically see today - no origin story ...sod explaining everything...just throw us in to action and go with it and it worked very well. The continued existence of the character of Riddick came off the back of the success of Pitch Black's DVD sales...so lets hope Dredd too spawns well deserved sequels.
I'm not a comic book Dredd fan or anything but Dredd was very good movie - and quite different to the comic book movies you typically see today - no origin story ...sod explaining everything...just throw us in to action and go with it and it worked very well. The continued existence of the character of Riddick came off the back of the success of Pitch Black's DVD sales...so lets hope Dredd too spawns well deserved sequels.
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9:56AM on 05/16/2013

yes please.

Had a blast with the first one.
One of the most underrated comic flicks out there.

Would love to see a sequel.
Would like to see a little more of megacity, but not too much.
Don't want to bog it down with shitty cgi.

The first struck a nice balance for me cgi and practical effects.
Had a blast with the first one.
One of the most underrated comic flicks out there.

Would love to see a sequel.
Would like to see a little more of megacity, but not too much.
Don't want to bog it down with shitty cgi.

The first struck a nice balance for me cgi and practical effects.
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9:55AM on 05/16/2013

:D

Just please don't start a Kickstarter. Judge Dredd was great.
Just please don't start a Kickstarter. Judge Dredd was great.
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11:43AM on 05/16/2013
Why not? If it would help get the movie made I'm not against it.
Why not? If it would help get the movie made I'm not against it.
1:38PM on 05/16/2013
you mean Dredd, right? Judge Dredd was shit.
you mean Dredd, right? Judge Dredd was shit.
9:55AM on 05/16/2013
I loved Dredd it was so over the top violent like an old Paul Verhoeven movie and Karl Urban played it well.
I loved Dredd it was so over the top violent like an old Paul Verhoeven movie and Karl Urban played it well.
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9:53AM on 05/16/2013
I really did like the movie when I finally got around to seeing it. I think they would have ben marginally more successful if it wasn't shot in 3D. If you're going to release a movie in only 3D (as they did where I live) it's got to be a tent-pole movie or they're going to stop showing it the moment the next 3D experience comes along.

Anyway, I'd be up for a sequel if they decided to do it. If they decided against it, at least they gave us one really badass film to enjoy, and gave me a new
I really did like the movie when I finally got around to seeing it. I think they would have ben marginally more successful if it wasn't shot in 3D. If you're going to release a movie in only 3D (as they did where I live) it's got to be a tent-pole movie or they're going to stop showing it the moment the next 3D experience comes along.

Anyway, I'd be up for a sequel if they decided to do it. If they decided against it, at least they gave us one really badass film to enjoy, and gave me a new respect for Karl Urban (really hope his FOX show works out).
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9:49AM on 05/16/2013
Please Karl, reprise your best role todate. Come back and be Dredd.
Please Karl, reprise your best role todate. Come back and be Dredd.
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9:51AM on 05/16/2013
I don't really think its his decision.
From his quote he clearly would be up for returning.
I don't really think its his decision.
From his quote he clearly would be up for returning.
10:03AM on 05/16/2013
I still hope he'd be back as Dredd though.
I still hope he'd be back as Dredd though.
9:46AM on 05/16/2013
"Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a judge!"

He nailed the character, light years better than Stallone could ever dream to. For the whole performance, we couldn't see his eyes (as it should be) and he just did so well even without one of the most important tools an actor has.
"Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a judge!"

He nailed the character, light years better than Stallone could ever dream to. For the whole performance, we couldn't see his eyes (as it should be) and he just did so well even without one of the most important tools an actor has.
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9:31AM on 05/16/2013

Hell yeah

I for one would love a sequel, Urban did a great job as Dredd and so did the rest of the crew that made the film, it was a shame that it bombed at the box office. so hell roll on with a sequel, i would go see it, hell if it has judge death in it i'll go see it twice.
I for one would love a sequel, Urban did a great job as Dredd and so did the rest of the crew that made the film, it was a shame that it bombed at the box office. so hell roll on with a sequel, i would go see it, hell if it has judge death in it i'll go see it twice.
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9:30AM on 05/16/2013

Hell Yes!

I would love to see another Dredd on the big screen. I went into the first with little expectations and came out loving it.

If not a movie, I think it would make for an awesome show on HBO or FX.
I would love to see another Dredd on the big screen. I went into the first with little expectations and came out loving it.

If not a movie, I think it would make for an awesome show on HBO or FX.
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9:25AM on 05/16/2013
I watched it when it came out on bluray, and I had a blast, fun action with the grit and brutality it deserves! Would definietly like to see a sequel!!!
I watched it when it came out on bluray, and I had a blast, fun action with the grit and brutality it deserves! Would definietly like to see a sequel!!!
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9:19AM on 05/16/2013

Would love another one

I thought they did a great job with Dredd 3D and it was very underrated, I would love to see a follow up
I thought they did a great job with Dredd 3D and it was very underrated, I would love to see a follow up
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