Last week, Dredd executive producer Adi Shankar got talk about a sequel to the 2012 film going again by saying the following:
“If anyone is still wondering, there’s no update on a Dredd sequel, but I’m gonna make it happen at some point. It may not be live-action, but it’s going to happen at some point. There will be more Judge Dredd at some point.”
Good news, right?
Well, co-owner of Judge Dredd (and executive producer of the film) Jason Kingsley had the following to say about Shankar’s claims:
“While we truly do appreciate Adi’s enthusiasm for Judge Dredd, he has no involvement with the franchise and any future cinematic or small screen outings. Claims of him pushing forward a sequel to DREDD are not true and we don’t want fans to get excited only to have their hopes dashed. 2000 AD and Rebellion continue to work hard to bring the future’s greatest lawman back to screens.”
So it appears if and when a continuation of Dredd happens, Shankar won’t be involved.
Karl Urban, however, has said he’d definitely be open to playing the Judge again:
“I’m amenable to being involved in any legitimate and worthy follow up to Dredd, whether it be another theatrical release or a Netflix/Amazon targeted production. I think the best thing that fans can do is to continue be vocal about their support. Organize more fan screenings of Dredd, that’s one of the key factors that helped Blade Runner find its true audience.I would be blessed and it would be a privilege to make another Dredd. I feel so incredibly grateful to the fans of this movie.”
And who wouldn’t want to see this:
While speaking To Pocket-Lint, Jason Kingsley did seem open to the idea of a potential Dredd series moving forward:
“We are strongly moving in that direction. Nothing has been announced yet but we are very, very keen on doing more with the huge depth of 2000 AD licences that we’ve got. We have to work out how to get more, cool 2000 AD stuff out to the marketplace. And hopefully, later on this year, that will be something we’ll be talking about in a bit more detail. Practically speaking, these things are very hard to time. There are always things bubbling around in the background and if things had happened naturally, at the right time, then we’d have held back an announcement to coincide with the 40th anniversary.”
If you’d like to see more Dredd – be sure to like the official Facebook campaign page here and sign the petition which has close to 200,000 signatures.
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