Dredd 2 Might Still Be Possible

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 I'm not one of these people who thinks every movie needs a sequel. Few movies should have sequels. And the lack of a sequel does not diminish the quality of the original. In fact, a crappy sequel can lower your opinion of an original. That being said, and despite the current environment of trying to turn every single property into a franchise, some sequels work.

I loved Dredd, this has been established. And while a sequel would have been nice, it wasn't required. Unfortunately, the box office take for the film wasn't high enough (thanks to bungled marketing and region releases) to warrant an immediate green light to a follow up. The DVD sales soared upon released, buoyed by good word of mouth, but still not into the regions that studios look to when thinking "profit." So, a sequel was dead, and the film can stand on it's own.

Or, maybe not. In an interview with Collider, Karl Urban (currently doing the rounds for Star trek Into Darkness) said,
"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 instalment 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."
Garland was the writer of the Dredd film, and had planned a three film arc for the character. Now, usually, when an actor says that a movie is happening before a director or a studio, I fall back on an inflated sense of hesitation. As Nathan Fillion said this past weekend at the Ottawa Comiccon, unless you are a producer too, all an actor can really say is they hope a project will happen, not that it actually will.

But I feel you can take Urban's word for it. It was his insistence that a respectful and accurate Dredd movie be made. It was his involvement from the beginning that got the first one filmed, and it will be his rising star that gets a sequel made, if nothing else.

Via Collider.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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