Wednesday, July 11, 2012

DREDD (Sequel talk)

With the Dredd press tour ramping up in preparation for San Diego Comic-Con, the film’s star Karl Urban and screenwriter Alex Garland appeared at the London Film and Comic Con this past weekend to talk about the movie.

They spoke to Bleeding Cool, about potential Judge Dredd sequels and the direction that those films could take.

“We’ll see a sequel if the gross is above $50m in the US. It’s a simple financial equation. We’re an independent movie”, Garland said, when asked about a possible sequel.

Garland then went on to explain that the Dark Judges could make an appearance…

“I wrote death into this script, but it didn’t feel right for the first film. I thought it felt right but after about 16 drafts it really didn’t work out. I needed to have set up the city and Dredd first before taking on what is essentially a riff on the Judges. You need to know what the Judges are before you can subvert them.

I wrote a second script, which was about Dredd going out to the Cursed Earth. That was rejected for similar reasons.

If they want to make sequels, I’ve got a story that goes from this one into the origins of Dredd and the city. Then the third one would have a strange, existential attack from the Dark Judges.”

Well what are your thoughts on the story? Is this what you would like to see done with Dredd??

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