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From a trek con in Germany:
Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what should be music to fans ears, he said ''conversations'' are taking place between the studio, the director and writer Alex Garland. He commented that the cinema release of Dredd was badly handled but the film had found its audience on DVD and it has been noticed by the studio.

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From a trek con in Germany:
Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what should be music to fans ears, he said ''conversations'' are taking place between the studio, the director and writer Alex Garland. He commented that the cinema release of Dredd was badly handled but the film had found its audience on DVD and it has been noticed by the studio.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Superman1991/news/?a=95081
Great to hear that there are some murmurings of a possible sequel. I'm hoping for Dark Judges but if it's still grounded in a more realistic setting I wouldn't complain.
 

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Screenwriter expresses regret at first film failing to find a big enough audience.
BY CHRIS TILLY
Alex Garland has been talking about Dredd 2, stating that the superhero sequel is unlikely to happen, and expressing his regret that the first film failed to find a big enough audience.

The screenwriter – whose previous credits include 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Never Let Me Go – stopped by IGN’s London office this week to discuss his directorial debut Ex Machina, with the full interview appearing on this Friday’s IGN UK Podcast.


And having his full and undivided attention, we asked Garland if Dredd 2 is still dead in the water.

“As far as I’m concerned? Yeah it is,” he explained. “My hope is, and I actually think this will happen – somebody else will do it. Not to be all coy and silly about it, but I think our film was better than the first one, right? Just to be blunt. And the job of the next people is to make their film better than ours. And then if they do that, then finally, maybe this character will break out in the way that it deserves to. But we’ll see.”

Fans of the first movie have been vocal in their support of a sequel, even circulating a petition to make Dredd 2 happen, and Garland revealed that he has mixed emotions about their efforts.


The reality is that a film needs to acquit itself. It shouldn’t need a petition."

“It makes me feel sad really. I feel grateful to the people who’ve attempted to get a sequel off the ground. And sorry that actually what happened was we let them down. Because the reality is that a film needs to acquit itself. It shouldn’t need a petition. And the truth is if it gets to the point where it needs a petition, it’s in big trouble anyway. That’s the cold hard reality of it. I feel a sense of residual guilt. It’s quite strong actually; it’s not that residual. Dredd was a very, very hard movie to work on, for all sorts of different reasons, and the reward would have been at the end of it that it all worked out. But it didn’t all work out. That’s the reality.”

As for how Dredd 2 and then 3 would have looked, Garland says the films would have grown in size.

“The first film we made it for about $35m, although quite a lot of that was to do with shooting it in 3D. Or a chunk of it. And we managed to make that film for that budget by locking it in a building essentially, sort of Die Hard-style. In the second film it was going to go out into the desert, which would be The Cursed Earth – people who know the comic book would know immediately what that means. And maybe throw some money at some key sequences. That’s how you do it I guess. I think we could have made it for another $30m, $35m type thing. We could have made it for $30m if we shot it in 2D. $35m maybe 3D I guess. Of that order. But the third one that would have been more expensive, because it would have been going back to the city and maybe bringing in some Dark Judges or something like that.”

Sadly however, it looks like we’ll never get to see his vision.

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina hits UK screens on January 21, and you’ll be able to check out the full interview – in which he discusses everything from The Beach and 28 Days Later to Dark Souls and The Last of Us – when the IGN UK podcast drops this Friday.


Chris Tilly is the Entertainment Editor for IGN in the UK and wishes he had a spare $30m to give Mr. Garland. He can be found talking nonsense on both Twitter and MyIGN.
 

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Karl Urban Reveals That EX MACHINA's Alex Garland Really Directed DREDD And Talks Appearing In MEGA CITY ONE
Confirming what many people suspected, Star Trek Beyond actor Karl Urban reveals that Alex Garland was the real director of 2012's DREDD, and also talks appearing in the upcoming Mega City One show...
FromACertainPOV | 3/7/2018
Filed Under: "Judge Dredd" Source: JoBlo

For the longest time there have been rumours that the massively underrated 2012 adaptation of Judge Dredd was in fact directed by screenwriter Alex Garland and not its credited director, Pete Travis.

Shortly after filming had wrapped on the cult comic book film DREDD, it was reported that Travis had left the project and Garland would be completing post-production on the film. At the time a statement was released calling the film "a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties" and the 28 Days Later scribe didn't seek a co-director's credit.

Speaking recently to JoBlo, Karl Urban was talking about his role in DREDD and finally confirmed what many had suspected, stating:

A huge part of the success of DREDD is in fact due to Alex Garland and what a lot of people don't realize is that Alex Garland actually directed that movie.

Alex Garland has gone on to direct more highly acclaimed science-fiction projects like Ex Machina and the soon to be released on NETFLIX Annihilation. When asked if he would like to see Garland return to to helm a DREDD 2 with full directorial control, Urban stated:

That would rock my world. I just hope when people think of Alex Garland's filmography that DREDD is the first film that he made before Ex Machina. You think about it in those terms; it goes DREDD, EX MACHINA, ANNIHILATION.

The Star Trek actor then continued to talk about his love for the character of Dredd, the regrets he has that a sequel has yet to materialise and whether we could ever see him armed with the Law Giver again, perhaps in the upcoming Mega-City One television show:

In fact, there's so much interest in that particular character and I would dearly love to have the opportunity to get in there and play that again. There are so many wonderful stories in the 2000 A.D./Judge Dredd canon that we'd be remiss not to have the opportunity to tell them. If it were up to me personally we would have been making Dredd 2 two years ago.

The rights holders [Producer Brian Jenkins and Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley ] are in their process of developing their show called Mega-City One and we've had many discussions and the ball's in their court. Hopefully, they get it together and are able to deliver more of what the audience wants and it would certainly be a privilege and a pleasure to be a part of it.

It's always been a shame that, despite vocal fan appreciation and a cult following, a Dredd sequel never came to pass. Though Urban's love for the character is still plain to see,so it would certainly be great to see him reprise the role.
 
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