Despite losing about $10 million at the box office, Dredd was one hell of a movie, and one of our favorites from last year. As awesome a flick as it was, because of the business side it’s been assumed that we would not get to see it bloom into a franchise, which is a shame. However star of the movie, Karl Urban seems to think that’s not written in stone:
“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.”
*Alex Garland wrote and produced Dredd, shortly after watching The Raid: Redemption I would assume.
I can only hope that someone finds a way to demonstrate said interest and we can somehow get a 2nd movie. Urban was perfect in the role and I for one would love to see more of his Dredd…