Dredd was bloody amazing, and everyone who saw it thought it was amazing, which makes this constant talk of a sequel being dead even harder to swallow. See, it is all about money, and Dredd was made on a respectful budget of just $45 million, but only managed a world wide gross of $35.6 million, which in turn destroyed all hopes of a planned sequel.
However, the film was met with glowing reviews when it showed at film festivals, and then reviewers the world over gave it top marks when it hit cinemas, but sadly it just did not make enough money. Hell even the Dredd purists loved it, and Pete Travis’ film has often been voted as one of the best films of last year. It reminded me of Paul Verhoeven’s anarchic films like Robocop and Total Recall, and fans all over the word want a sequel.
The makers have been campaigning for a sequel, so best you get in on the action and make your voice heard. It would seem that while we have reported previously that the sequel is dead, the star of Dredd, Karl Urban, seems to think otherwise. In an interview with Collider, they asked him about the Dredd sequel, and Urban basically said the more people who support the campaign to get the film made, the more likely the sequel will be. He mentions how it happened with Star Trek, but lets also not forget that The Cabin on the Woods finally got the release it deserved thanks to the fans making their voices heard.
Here is what Urban told Collider:
“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.”
For details on the Bring Back Dredd campaign, click here