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Dredd Gets A Sequel After All
In comic form, at least...

15 April 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: IGN

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If you, like most of us, were saddened by the recent news that Dredd's box office numbers just didn't add up to further instalments, there's possibly some small consolation on the way. While there still seems no chance of any more Mega City action on the big screen, it does appear that a follow-up to the film's story will appear in comic form later this year. British comics institution 2000AD have just released the following teaser ad...

What's clear from that is that the story will grace the Judge Dredd Megazine, but no other details are forthcoming as yet, so we don't know, for example, if Dredd's screenwriter Alex Garland might be picking up the gauntlet again.

Garland, speaking to Empire last year, had speculated that if there were to be further movie Dredds, he might be inclined to adapt something like the pro-democracy-terrorists story America. Adapting a comic into a new comic would seem like a redundant exercise though, so we should probably expect a new direction. Ironic that: the naysayers always hated that Dredd's was an original story. Now they'll get another.

As you can see from the poster, we should expect Dredd 2 sometime in September, and there will apparently be further information released at this year's Comic-Con. For an idea of what the comic might look like, have a look at the movie prequel (by 2000AD and Megazine editor Matt Smith) that was published last year.


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I'd have gone at least twice to see this at the cinema, with friends, if it wasn't in 3D. 3D doesn't work for me due to a wonky eye. I have been to a few 3D screenings (and no it doesn't seem to matter where I sit). I end up with a severe "ice cream" headache, so now do not bother. I think studios need to learn from this, as a lot of people seem to be put off by 3D prices too. More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 10:53 on 22 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
Damn got excited thinking it was a film sequel More

Posted by buffster28 at 16:16 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
L: adamthehorrorfan I will keep my fingers crossed that the sequel will be on it's way very soon. m... it's not. That's the whole problem More

Posted by rich at 13:34 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
Great Action flick and really enjoyed it a lot. I will keep my fingers crossed that the sequel will be on it's way very soon. More

Posted by adamthehorrorfan at 09:39 on 21 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
I thought that Dredd was very well done and under-appreciated. More

Posted by Nifty_Films at 12:23 on 18 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
L: waltham1979 My local cinema (an Odeon I should point out) had Dredd on some grave yard shift in the middle of the fucking night hat's also a really good point. Dredd had basically no chance for decent box office anyway, because it only played for about a week, and in hardly any cinemas. I did manage to see it on a big screen, but I had to trek across the city to a cinema I never go to at a time I'd never normally go. I'm sure a vast number of people who'd have seen if it it'd b More

Posted by Osric at 18:49 on 17 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
L: waltham1979 L: Dannybohy I think casting of Urban and his weak performance killed Dredd personally. Give it five years and we will have a nice reimagining and hopefully a decent and more expansive storyline. mm disagree with you there young man. I think the problem with Dredd is that he is a dour, one-note, one dimensional killing machine (forgive me if I am incorrect - haven't picked up a Dredd comic in a long time) with little to no back story so their is very little f More

Posted by Dannybohy at 15:25 on 17 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
L: Dannybohy I think casting of Urban and his weak performance killed Dredd personally. Give it five years and we will have a nice reimagining and hopefully a decent and more expansive storyline. mm disagree with you there young man. I think the problem with Dredd is that he is a dour, one-note, one dimensional killing machine (forgive me if I am incorrect - haven't picked up a Dredd comic in a long time) with little to no back story so their is very little for a thesp to feed off. More

Posted by waltham1979 at 15:00 on 17 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
I think casting of Urban and his weak performance killed Dredd personally. Give it five years and we will have a nice reimagining and hopefully a decent and more expansive storyline. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 14:35 on 17 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 3D Killed Dredd..
L: Cool Breeze The lack of regular 2D showings of Dredd put audiences off in my opinion.Distributors have to give the punters a choice when it comes to what version of the film they want to see.And putting '' 3D '' in the title made it sound like a straight to dvd sequel. agree with this - as my left eye is a bit buggered from either a. when I was a student accidently poking my shed door key into it or b. masterbating too much (I'll give you a clue...its a...and possibly a little bi More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:27 on 17 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hypocritical
More disingenuous to ignore the elephant in the room I'd have thought, and more disingenuous to artificially bump up the score of a film that's a solid three stars and no more. It's good - it's not excellent or classic. They have to review honestly and objectively otherwise they'd have no credibility. In that Garland interview they link to he pretty much concedes that Dredd is only as good as they could manage with limited resources, and that he hopes they can go bigger and better in future fil More

Posted by Osric at 19:51 on 16 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Dredd > Avengers
L: nybras I enjoyed Dredd more than the avengers. I know it's comparing movies but it's also comparing comics/graphic novels and I was a Dredd fan long before the Hulk, Iron-Man and Thor. They should make Dredd sequel and straight to DVD/Netfucks or what ever it's called. is where movies go to dieuote] Yeh your right! The Godfather is clearly in its death throes in full HD glory over on Netflix! .. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 15:49 on 16 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Re: Hypocritical
Agreed, Joe! :) More

Posted by JonnyFave at 21:44 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

3D Killed Dredd..
The lack of regular 2D showings of Dredd put audiences off in my opinion.Distributors have to give the punters a choice when it comes to what version of the film they want to see.And putting '' 3D '' in the title made it sound like a straight to dvd sequel. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 20:34 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

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I though Dredd had great style and definitely had more scope to do another, I enjoyed it. More

Posted by durelius at 18:33 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hypocritical
L: Osric Empire put it on the cover TWICE and reviewed it as a "good" film. That's hardly not supporting it. You couldn't review it without acknowledging the raid either. That was just a bad coincidence. I never said they didn't 'support' it, at least initially, I said they gave it a 'lacklustre' review and it's a bit hypocritical to then turn around and bemoan the lack of a sequel. Plenty of publications reviewed the film without referencing the Raid and when you do that in your opening More

Posted by JOE SOAP at 17:53 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Re: Hypocritical
L: Nicky C Incorrect. The UK was by far the strongest territory for Dredd. Nearly $7M taken according to Box Office Mojo, eclipsing second place which was Russia with just over $4M. I actually went to see it BECAUSE of Empire's review. I say F*CK THE THEATRES. Do a partly or fully crowd-funded sequel and release it on Netflix and disc at the same time. And how about an ANIMATED SEQUEL? That would kick ass! Incorrect? The was by far the strongest territory, where it earned the More

Posted by JOE SOAP at 17:48 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hypocritical
Empire put it on the cover TWICE and reviewed it as a "good" film. That's hardly not supporting it. You couldn't review it without acknowledging the raid either. That was just a bad coincidence. More

Posted by Osric at 17:07 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

Dredd > Avengers
I enjoyed Dredd more than the avengers. I know it's comparing movies but it's also comparing comics/graphic novels and I was a Dredd fan long before the Hulk, Iron-Man and Thor. They should make Dredd sequel and straight to DVD/Netfucks or what ever it's called. Netflix is where movies go to die. More

Posted by nybras at 15:50 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Re: Hypocritical
Epic trolling Empire. More

Posted by directorscut at 15:31 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

Re: Hypocritical
Incorrect. The UK was by far the strongest territory for Dredd. Nearly $7M taken according to Box Office Mojo, eclipsing second place which was Russia with just over $4M. I actually went to see it BECAUSE of Empire's review. I say F*CK THE THEATRES. Do a partly or fully crowd-funded sequel and release it on Netflix and disc at the same time. And how about an ANIMATED SEQUEL? That would kick ass! More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:30 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

Hypocritical
EMPIRE's lacklustre review of DREDD didn't help its chances in the UK, especially when they start it off by comapring it to the Raid. I suppose it's considered politicallly OK to give the shitty corporate stuff like the Star Wars prequels good reviews but not the indies. The 'ironing', as they say, is delicious. More

Posted by JOE SOAP at 14:03 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Dredd Gets A Sequel After All
glad they have seen sense!. The Raid is available in HD glory on netflix now! so its not all bad news ;) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:56 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

More Dredd please!!!!!!!
Ach, I thought this was going to be good news can we have more Dredd please the film was really good, head and shoulders above "Judge Dredd" you know the one we all want to forget about. More

Posted by ODForrest at 12:33 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

It boggles the mind...
...that such a great action movie has been completely ignored at the box office. More

Posted by kielerkai at 11:12 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

sad
You guys really got my hopes up with the title of this one. Have they fully said that there will be no film sequel? More

Posted by steve9 at 09:18 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

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