While it may not have been a huge hit at the box office, the movie Dredd has developed a huge cult following and huge DVD sales numbers.
Fan sites have cropped up all over demanding a sequel, including a Facebook page, Bring Back Dredd with over 100,000 likes.
Den of Geek recently caught up with Urban and talked about Dredd, and his thoughts on a sequel.
Urban tell DOG that the way Dredd was released hurt it’s chances for a sequel, “The unfortunate theatrical release of Dredd and the manner in which it was mishandled made it problematic for Dredd 2 to be immediately funded and produced in the same fashion.
But the success it has achieved in all post-theatrical mediums has definitely strengthened the argument in favour of a sequel. But it’s not an easy sell. I’m constantly blown away by the fan support and love for Dredd. I get stopped and asked about Dredd most days, I find it strangely ironic that to get recognised and associated with a character whose face is largely obscured behind a helmet.
Dredd has definitely achieved a cult like status, I believe, like Blade Runner. It was ahead of its time, but not by much. The recent success of Deadpool has demonstrated a strong audience demand for R-rated graphic novel films.”
Karl also says he would be very open to do a sequel for a streaming service, “I’m amenable to being involved in any legitimate and worthy follow up to Dredd, whether it be another theatrical release or a Netflix/Amazon targeted production. I think the best thing that fans can do is to continue be vocal about their support. Organise more fan screenings of Dredd, that’s one of the key factors that helped Blade Runner find its true audience.
I would be blessed and it would be a privilege to make another Dredd. I feel so incredibly grateful to the fans of this movie.”
Be sure to check out the full interview at this link.