DREDD Producer Reigns In Your Sequel Expectations

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dreddNot too long ago Karl Urban started getting Judge Dredd fans excited when he talked about the possibility of a sequel to Dredd 3D and how he thought it could definitely happen. Urban didn’t really commit to anything one way or the other, mainly just making a statement to keep hope alive, but some thought the actor was hinting at something he knew that we didn’t. Now producer Adi Shankar (also behind Thomas Jane‘s Dirty Laundry short) has tried to reign in fan expectations when it comes to a sequel.

Speaking with Dweeb Cast recently, Shankar gives a more realistic update about the possibility of us seeing a sequel to Dredd in the near future. When asked about Urban‘s recent remarks, Shankar stated “I’m going to tread lightly here. I feel like Karl made a small statement and it kind of got blown way out of proportion by news sites. Yeah, there are conversations going on, but I wouldn’t automatically go like ‘Oh! There are conversations going on? When is the release date?’ There’s no f***ing script.” When asked if he thought there could be a sequel sometime in the future (however near or far out that may be), the producer said the way the movie was distributed is the biggest hurdle that has to be overcome. He explained, “The movie wasn’t a studio movie. It was an independent movie. That changes the dynamic in an instant. Every country has a different distributor that bought the movie. Every one of those distributors have to sign off.

While that makes the movie hard to do, it doesn’t make it completely impossible. Despite the fact there may or may not be a sequel, Shankar says he’s a big fan of the franchise and would love to see it happen somebody. He told the site about his personal views about the sequel’s likelihood, “That’s a big question mark. TBD. Dredd has built an audience over time. I’m a fan of this stuff. I’m not some douchebag in a suit that thought he’d make a lot of movie doing this.” He went on to say that the 2000 AD universe is so rich and rip with potential that he could see it becoming another movie or even a TV series if he had his own way. The always entertaining Shankar had a lot more to say, and you can see it all for yourself below. What do you think about the producer’s comments? Are you still holding onto hope for a Dredd sequel?


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