Karl Urban responded to a fan curious about the future of him as Dredd and the actor still seems extremely interested in seeing the sequel landing at Netflix or Amazon. Karl and co-star Olivia Thirlby have made a commitment to fans to return if the sequel is made.
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) April 21, 2016
Publisher of the original comics 2000 AD started-off the new year by actively campaigning Netflix, HBO and Amazon to consider making the sequel.
We’re calling on NETFLIX, HBO, AMAZON PRIME, and movie companies to give us more DREDD!
With the success of series such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Man in the High Castle, the clamour of the growing fanbase for more from the incredible world of the 2012 DREDD movie cannot be ignored - we call on TV and movie producers to step up to the plate and give us more, either through a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie!
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Producer Adi Shankar has pointed-out the nightmare about having another theatrical release because they sold-off the distribution rights to so many different companies they’d all have to agree for it to happen. Moving towards streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon might work around those previous deals and give fans what we want, more Dredd!
He’s also mentioned that they currently don’t have a script, which might be another stumbling-block to getting a deal together.
Alex Garland, who produced and wrote the Dredd reboot is now coming-off serious heat from his directorial debut Ex Machina, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. It might be easier to get the project greenlit or bought-up by people like Netflix with his name attached.
Netflix is also quite aware of tackling darker comic book material as they’ve done a wonderful job with Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones. If they resurrected Full House they might as well give something we actually want to see.
SOURCE: KARL URBAN