So we all loved Dredd 3D, right? Of course we did. In fact, it is one of the best comic book adaptations ever. If you still haven’t seen it, WHY THE HELL NOT!!?? I absolutely loved the film, and you can read my review of it here.
So Karl Urban, who played Dredd in the film, is on the press circuit for Star Trek Into Darkness, in which he reprises the role of Bones. And he has been fielding questions about a Dredd sequel. During a phone interview with Collider, Urban offered the following:
“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.”
Does this mean we should start writing letters to Lionsgate? I don’t think so. I think that the fact that people are still asking about the film, and also made it the number one Blu-Ray release the week it dropped, has shown that there is an interested and rabid fanbase in place for a sequel. Sure, it didn’t blow up the box office, but with people shelling out the cash for the DVD’s and Blu-Ray’s, they have put their money where their mouth is. Can anyone say Kickstarter for the followup? I sure as hell know I’d drop some cash for that . . .