‘Dredd’ sequel a real possibility according to Urban.
A couple of weeks ago we ran a story, which indicated that the powers that be were looking at a possible sequel to ‘Dredd,’ which despite failing to do much in the US Box Office pulled in respectable numbers in the UK, but managed to do really, really well on DVD, Blu Ray and streaming video sales.
A new report from Airlock Alpha seems to confirm those earlier reports that a sequel is once again a possible option for the studio.
In fact that website managed to source some fairly good quotes from Karl Urban, who pretty much said the chances of a sequel were much better now than they were this time last year.
Urban said that he has met with writer-producer Alex Garland and they are actively exploring the possibility of a sequel.
“It’s certainly my hope that we get to make more … clearly it has found an audience,” Urban said during a Comic-Con International press event on Friday that included Airlock Alpha. “The home video sales for ‘Dredd’ just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.”
Although things look a little better now for a sequel than they once were. It still needs the support of fans and Urban has been pro actively seeking the support of fans in hopes that it will further the calls for a sequel and convince the powers that be that it is a viable option.
“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.”
‘Dredd’ was a British-South African production directed by Pete Travis (“Vantage Point,” “Endgame”) and written and produced by Garland (“Sunshine”). It also starred Rachel Wood, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris and Lena Headey.
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