Movie Ruminations

Karl Urban actively pursuing Dredd sequel!!

Dredd_poster_bigAirlock Alpha was at a Comic Con press event (Riddick?) where Karl Urban spoke about the possibility of a sequel for Dredd, one of my favorite films of last year.  Urban had this to say:

“It’s certainly my hope that we get to make more … clearly it has found an audience.”

“The home video sales for ‘Dredd’ just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.”

“It’s amazing how these things occurred.  Not to compare it directly to ‘Blade Runner,’ but when ‘Blade Runner’ came out it was a film that didn’t necessarily do what you thought that it should have done at the box office. I feel the same way about ‘Dredd.’ The reviews were overwhelmingly fantastic … but for whatever reason it didn’t do the box office numbers that it should have.”

“I think the more people that campaign for it, the more people that email, Twitter and write into Lionsgate and say ‘We want to see more of this,’ then the more likelihood is that we’ll get to see that. We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens.”

So, clearly, Urban is hoping that fan support will convince Lionsgate to move forward with another Dredd film.  While there really isn’t much new news here, I feel that it is imperative to get the word out about this.  Those of us that love the film need to get the word out.  While the first film didn’t quite make it’s money back in the theater, the home video sales were through the roof.

Let’s all get the word out to Lionsgate that we want a Dredd sequel.  By recommending this article to friends, and other articles written about this, we are sending a message to Lionsgate telling them that we want this film.


One thought on “Karl Urban actively pursuing Dredd sequel!!

  1. Pingback: Sign the petition to get a Dredd sequel made! | BIZZAM!!

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