Karl Urban Says A Judge Dredd Sequel Is Still A Possibility

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Dredd banner helmetIt has been a while since we’ve heard anything about Judge Dredd. The film was a critical success, but it didn’t do so hot at the box office. There had been some hope among fans that a sequel could still happen if the DVDs and Blu-rays sold really, really well. Judge Dredd himself, Karl Urban, finally weighed in on the possibility of a sequel in a recent interview with Collider.

The film had a budget around $45 million, but it only pulled in $35.6 million. That makes a sequel highly unlikely unless the cult film finds a very strong home video audience. So far it has done fairly well on that front. Urban reveals that he has been in contact with screenwriter Alex Garland about a second film, but that it’s ultimately up to the fans.

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.

The film is considered low budget by comic book movie standards, but if it can make even a small profit through home video release and fans make enough noise, it’s not out of the question that a second outing could actually happen. What do you think? Would you want another Judge Dredd? Do you think enough noise can be made?

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Source : Collider