[Comic-Con '13] Karl Urban Hopes For More ‘Dredd’ Punishment #SDCC

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Even though Gareth Evans’ The Raid is about a trillion times better than Lionsgate and Pete Travis’ Dredd, I still really enjoyed their “Judge Dredd” adaptation that starred Karl Urban as a police officer with the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner.

Urban took to last week’s San Diego Comic-Con to promote his new Fox series “Almost Human,” where he spoke on the possibilities of a sequel to the brutal, R-rated actioner. The actor explained that he and Dredd 3D writer-producer Alex Garland have met about a potential sequel, which may be possible due to heavy home video sales.

It’s certainly my hope that we get to make more,” he tells Airlock Alpha. “Clearly it has found an audience. The home video sales for Dredd 3D just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.

Budgeted at nearly $50M, the comic adaptation only made $36M worldwide, which is a pretty hefty loss when you consider the marketing costs need to be recouped, as well. I don’t see anymore Dredd films in the foreseeable future.

  • VampireJack

    It saddens me to say it, as I enjoyed DREDD (and thought Urban was pretty spot on) but I have a feeling that he won’t have time to make another one.
    I have this funny feeling that he may soon be battling a certain Man Of Steel…..

  • djblack1313

    i loved this movie!! loved it. i am really sick of unnecessary slow mo overkill (like in the RES EVIL movies) but the slow mo in DREDD wasn’t just stunningly beautiful, it actually was part of story (if i’m saying that correctly). as much as i hate 3D, i wish i had seen DREDD in that format (i saw it in 2D).

    i also like DREDD a million times more than i do THE RAID. that movie is good and all but i just prefer DREDD (which from what i read was written/filming before THE RAID was but came out after THE RAID due to special fx work. just sayin’).

    i’d love a sequel! yes please.

    • Ravinus

      If you didn’t “hate” 3D, you may have been more inclined to have seen it in that format. Why do you hate 3D anyway?

  • PeteyHalfSox

    MORE DREDD!!