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Karl Urban says "conversations are happening" about more Dredd

05.02.2016

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No one expected this kind of support behind DREDD, the 2012 cult favorite starring Karl Urban that improved in every way upon what Sylvester Stallone had previously done to the comic book character. At the time of its release, there were those who were ready to criticize it for being too close premise-wise to Gareth Evans' THE RAID: REDEMPTION, and others who saw it as another comic cast-off that Lionsgate was burying for a reason. Then the film came out and people who saw it couldn't get enough (check out our own JimmyO's review of the film from four years ago). Karl Urban was everything fans wanted out of Judge Dredd and Pete Travis deliver a no-nonsense brutal action flick unlike much of what we were getting of comic book movies at the time. 

Since then, there has been demand for another DREDD movie, but, because of the film's box office ($41.5 million against a $45 million budget), the rallying cry for a sequel has been a hard sell. However, that hasn't stopped rumors from creeping up every once in awhile that someone might be looking to do something more with the foundation set by the first film. And Karl Urban is once again feeding the frenzy of fans that would love more DREDD in the future.

While appearing at Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Urban made a panel appearance where, of course, he was asked about the latest status of anything DREDD and he teased that something could be in the works. 

Both Amazon and Netflix have been aggressively adding original content left and right in an arms race to lure more subscription eyes into their respective mixes, and DREDD would seem like the perfect type of project for either one of them to be chasing at this point. Does that mean a DREDD series could be a thing in the near future? We'll have to keep an eye out and see, but it should come as no surprise that either of the streaming services would be doing their due dilligence on such a project. 

 

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8:30AM on 05/04/2016
There's certain things I'd want to see from additional Dredd (film or tv), mostly based around it having a much bigger/more exotic Megacity One, and that's a lot of effort to get right for a franchise that didn't get the support it needed at the cinema. It clearly has a fanbase and following, and a second movie might well do better than the first on the strength of that. If they could throw a significant budget behind a Netflix show, though, I could see that being massively popular.
There's certain things I'd want to see from additional Dredd (film or tv), mostly based around it having a much bigger/more exotic Megacity One, and that's a lot of effort to get right for a franchise that didn't get the support it needed at the cinema. It clearly has a fanbase and following, and a second movie might well do better than the first on the strength of that. If they could throw a significant budget behind a Netflix show, though, I could see that being massively popular.
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11:01AM on 05/03/2016

You DREED that shit!

Karl Urban will get things done! He's the man ....Bring on DREDD the series!
Karl Urban will get things done! He's the man ....Bring on DREDD the series!
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9:33AM on 05/03/2016
This needs to happen. A season filled with Dredd and Dark Judges...so badass. Maybe Alex Garland would jump on to at least produce and oversee the writing.
This needs to happen. A season filled with Dredd and Dark Judges...so badass. Maybe Alex Garland would jump on to at least produce and oversee the writing.
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9:04AM on 05/03/2016
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
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7:40AM on 05/03/2016
Come on Netflix, make this deal happen. Dredd, Punisher and Daredevil series on at the same time. would be amazing.
Come on Netflix, make this deal happen. Dredd, Punisher and Daredevil series on at the same time. would be amazing.
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4:04AM on 05/03/2016
A Judge Dredd series on Netflix would be perfect. I have a feeling it would do well too. Netflix seems like just the right platform for a series like that.
A Judge Dredd series on Netflix would be perfect. I have a feeling it would do well too. Netflix seems like just the right platform for a series like that.
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3:03AM on 05/03/2016
I would love to see a Netflix series, maybe done like a police procedural. I'd also love to see The Cursed Earth Saga or Judge Death adapted into the material. Please let this happen!
I would love to see a Netflix series, maybe done like a police procedural. I'd also love to see The Cursed Earth Saga or Judge Death adapted into the material. Please let this happen!
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1:34AM on 05/03/2016
Wow, a Judge Dredd series? I didn't see that coming at all!
Wow, a Judge Dredd series? I didn't see that coming at all!
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12:30AM on 05/03/2016

Yes!

Whenever I meet someone that saw Dredd and didn't like it, I see them as subhuman lol.
Whenever I meet someone that saw Dredd and didn't like it, I see them as subhuman lol.
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9:03PM on 05/02/2016
I know the comic fans of this site will give me thumbs down, but I'd prefer a Dredd sequel over 90% of the comic book films currently scheduled. I'd prefer a movie, but I could be happy with a Netflix show.
I know the comic fans of this site will give me thumbs down, but I'd prefer a Dredd sequel over 90% of the comic book films currently scheduled. I'd prefer a movie, but I could be happy with a Netflix show.
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7:48PM on 05/02/2016
Netflix and Amazon are perfect platforms for more Dredd. While studios would balk at a theatrical follow-up, a basic or premium cable show/movie would be about as nuts, but Netflix doesn't rely on the traditional business model that would banish any notion of another Dredd. Please, make it so.
Netflix and Amazon are perfect platforms for more Dredd. While studios would balk at a theatrical follow-up, a basic or premium cable show/movie would be about as nuts, but Netflix doesn't rely on the traditional business model that would banish any notion of another Dredd. Please, make it so.
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6:21PM on 05/02/2016
a nextflix caliber 10 episode TV run every year would be the bomb. another movie would be great as long as the budget was there to support it, love me some dread!
a nextflix caliber 10 episode TV run every year would be the bomb. another movie would be great as long as the budget was there to support it, love me some dread!
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6:09PM on 05/02/2016

I'll believe it when i see it

DREDD was a nice mix of THE RAID plus some DIE HARD but, as Billy Donnelly said, $41 million box office against a $45 million budget makes a sequel a hard sell.

I won't get excited until there's an announcement that production has begun.
DREDD was a nice mix of THE RAID plus some DIE HARD but, as Billy Donnelly said, $41 million box office against a $45 million budget makes a sequel a hard sell.

I won't get excited until there's an announcement that production has begun.
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6:08PM on 05/02/2016
Oh for the love of god please. Dredd was more amazing than it had any right to be. I didn't go into it with high expectations, but left the theater floored by what I saw. It was everything Dredd was supposed to be. I'll take another Dredd movie or a netflix series would be just as great after seeing their handling of the Marvel properties. They're not afraid to do adult comic adaptations. And I actually didn't know Dredd's budget, $45million, which is actually about what Daredevil costs. So it
Oh for the love of god please. Dredd was more amazing than it had any right to be. I didn't go into it with high expectations, but left the theater floored by what I saw. It was everything Dredd was supposed to be. I'll take another Dredd movie or a netflix series would be just as great after seeing their handling of the Marvel properties. They're not afraid to do adult comic adaptations. And I actually didn't know Dredd's budget, $45million, which is actually about what Daredevil costs. So it would be in their budgetary wheelhouse.

P.S. The only redeeming factor of the Stallone movie was the robot, which was badass I admit.
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4:42PM on 05/02/2016

Dredd sequel, Dredd sequel...

... yeah sure, everybody wants it
but what about a Punisher War Zone sequel too ????
... yeah sure, everybody wants it
but what about a Punisher War Zone sequel too ????
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4:29PM on 05/02/2016
Please please please
Please please please
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4:23PM on 05/02/2016

Hey,

I liked the second JD movie
I liked the second JD movie
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