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.