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Karl Urban says "conversations are happening" about more Dredd

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...
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"Super violent" Castlevania series in the works from producer Adi Shankar

Yesterday on his Facebook, DREDD and "Bootleg Universe" shorts ( The Punisher: Dirty Laundry , Power/Rangers , etc.) producer Adi Shankar announced that he will be producing a "super violent" Castlevania miniseries with Frederator Studios' (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents) Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde. Shankar says "It’s going to be dark,...
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Dredd producer Adi Shankar to helm Watchmen-like Gods & Secrets for HBO

Producer Adi Shankar is set to make his directorial debut with a dark superhero drama for HBO titled Gods and Secrets . Besides producing feature films like DREDD, LONE SURVIVOR and KILLING THEM SOFTLY, Shankar was also behind the "Bootleg Universe" shorts, such as The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (video below), Venom: Truth in Journalism , and Power/Rangers . Gods and...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Frozen, Inception, The Joker, Rocky

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Top 10 Most Unexpected Movie Badasses

THE GUNMAN opens today and could very well be the relaunch of Sean Penn's acting career. Instead of searing dramatic roles or teen comedies, Penn could be the next unexpected badass in Hollywood. As you can see from the image above, Penn would be joining a long list of actors who defied categorization by starring in some truly action-packed blockbusters. With that in mind, here is our...
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Dredd screenwriter Alex Garland says sequel probably isn't going to happen

Earlier this month DREDD producer Adi Shankar explained what needs to happen in order for a sequel to get made, but screenwriter Alex Garland doesn't believe DREDD 2 is going to happen. Garland's first film as a director EX MACHINA opens next month, and during a conversation with Collider said if there is going to be another DREDD movie it is very unlikely he will be...
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Review: The Gunman

PLOT: A one time sniper hoping to escape his checkered past finds himself the target of a mysterious enemy. Can he find out just who has targeted him, and will he be able to save his hot ex-girlfriend while doing so? REVIEW: If you are Sean Penn and you happen to be in great shape, why not try your hand at being an action star? Gather a top-notch cast, bring on the director...
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Adi Shankar tells us what needs to happen before we see a sequel to Dredd

Despite so many movie fans loving DREDD and trying to get the word out, the likelihood of a sequel is almost non-existent. DREDD was made on a budget of $50 million, not huge in the grand scheme of blockbusters, but it only managed to rake in $35.6 million…worldwide. That’s not a very good incentive for producers to get a sequel made. Adi Shankar, who’s been in...
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Power Rangers fan film producer Adi Shankar returns with his take on Bond

UPDATE: Well, it looks like MGM hit this one fast and it's been taken down. We'll update with a link if one pops up, but it looks like Adi Shankar has a target on his back with these fan films. Y'know, because how DARE someone make an unofficial fan film, right? Sheesh. - PS Adi Shankar is a name that movie fans are quickly coming to know by heart. In this decade...
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Exclusive: Sean Penn is an elite badass in this TV spot for The Gunman

Sean Penn is trying his hand at the action genre this month with THE GUNMAN, which comes from director Pierre Morel , who kicked off Liam Neeson 's action career with TAKEN. Not a bad way to start if that's your aim. The flick also stars Idris Elba , Ray Winstone , and Javier Bardem , making this a bit more high profile than you'd expect from a glitzy actioner. Today,...
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Sean Penn and Javier Bardem face off in the latest trailer for The Gunman

If you were looking for TAKEN with Sean Penn , then look no further! The titular Gunman is a former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD . . . which sounds just peachy. Here to bring that man to life, of course, is Sean Penn , who must first go on the run across Europe to clear his name. And by that, I mean shoot all of the bad guys. This latest...
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Sean Penn kicks ass & takes names in new trailer for The Gunman

An international trailer for THE GUNMAN has been released, providing us with a new look at the upcoming Pierre Morel (FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, TAKEN) directed action flick. Based on the Jean-Patrick Manchette novel The Prone Gunman , the film stars Sean Penn , Javier Bardem , Idris Elba and Ray Winstone , and will follow a former special forces soldier and military contractor...
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