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Dredd Gets A Comic Book Sequel
The film's story will continue in the pages of Judge Dredd Megazine

15 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It unfortunately didn’t earn the sort of money required to greenlight a big-screen sequel, although that hasn't stopped the Dredd-loving faithful from campaigning to get another film for Karl Urban’s take on Mega-City One’s grouchiest lawman. More of his story will be told, however, by returning Dredd to his comic book roots via the Judge Dredd Megazine.

Dredd: Underbelly will find Dredd and Anderson still fighting the good fight on the mean streets as a tsunami of crime threatens the already-troubled megalopolis. Written by Arthur Wyatt with art from Henry Flint, the issue – number 340 – will be available in print and digitally here in the UK from September 18.

That date, coincidentally, is part of a rallying cry for the valiant, continued efforts to convince Lionsgate and anyone with money or influence that a sequel is worthwhile. September 18 is the designated Day Of Action, when campaigners want fans to buy an extra copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD, or buy/rent it digitally to send a clear message about the demand for another film. If you want to sign the petition, you can head here.


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Yes, they did mention the comic-book sequel before...
But seriously, this is stupid. If I wanted a sequel to Dredd, it's supposed to be a cinematic sequel. There're already hundreds of stories within the 2000AD comic book collections-a sequel in this format just feels redundant. Some big studios should be nice and donate a few million to the makers so they can get it off the ground. More

Posted by cliff126 at 11:26 on 20 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Repeats
L: Osric My apologies to the non-nutjob Dreddhead! And since I haven't bought Dredd yet and it's only £6 in Sainsburys, maybe I WILL buy it on Wednesday. Nice one! More

Posted by dreddhead at 19:12 on 17 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Repeats
My apologies to the non-nutjob Dreddhead! And since I haven't bought Dredd yet and it's only £6 in Sainsburys, maybe I WILL buy it on Wednesday. More

Posted by Osric at 20:10 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Repeats
L: rich Yeah he also got banned for multiple accounts, so you seem to be a separate entity. As for the comic sequel... hard to get excited. There are already a lot of spin offs for films, I'd rather just read the 2000AD archives. Dredd was my movie of 2012 but I real doubt a follow up will ever get made. The home video sales and online sequel push have been promising, but don't mean anything in reality when you're talking about distributors and studio suits. L: Osric More

Posted by dreddhead at 18:22 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Repeats
Yeah he also got banned for multiple accounts, so you seem to be a separate entity. As for the comic sequel... hard to get excited. There are already a lot of spin offs for films, I'd rather just read the 2000AD archives. Dredd was my movie of 2012 but I real doubt a follow up will ever get made. The home video sales and online sequel push have been promising, but don't mean anything in reality when you're talking about distributors and studio suits. L: Osric Didn't you a More

Posted by rich at 18:15 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Don't Dredd it, buy it!!!!!
Actually scratch that! He haunted pretty much every Dredd forum on the entire Web! More

Posted by dreddhead at 18:06 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Don't Dredd it, buy it!!!!!
L: Osric Wait a minute, are you not the guy that was all over this being the worst film ever while it was in production? Confidently predicting disaster, telling everyone your own screenplay was better? Different Dreddhead? No that's a nut job who haunted this and the IMDb movie forum. More

Posted by dreddhead at 17:58 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Don't Dredd it, buy it!!!!!
Wait a minute, are you not the guy that was all over this being the worst film ever while it was in production? Confidently predicting disaster, telling everyone your own screenplay was better? Different Dreddhead? More

Posted by Osric at 17:34 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

Don't Dredd it, buy it!!!!!
Dredd was an excellent movie, a refreshingly adult take on the comic book genre, with a tone reminiscent of those great Sci-Fi actions flicks from John Carpenter, like Assault On Precinct 13 and Escape From New York. Although the box office was disappointing in the US, it has sold phenomenally well on DVD and Blu-ray, so I still hold out a sliver of chance for a sequel. As a regular reader of The Megazine, I'm looking forward to the comic book sequel. All fans of the film and 'ol More

Posted by dreddhead at 16:39 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

I am a fan, but ..
Even as a fan of Dredd, I didn't enjoy the film as much as I had hoped, it is very good - but needed more background (the Dredd world of the future) & to see more of Mega City One (the city), it wasn't helped that the Raid came out as others have said - but they are very different films - however it is a great film, miles apart from the previous big screen outing. It's a shame that we are unlikely to see another outing. Anyone who hasn't seen the Dredd fan film, mentioned in the Dredd en More

Posted by Olde at 13:51 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: HOPE
I thought it was great that it was an 18, helped keep the annoying "Odeon multiplex" young'uns away... I also thought it was one of the very fews films that was actually good in 3d, and for £6 on Blu Ray, it's an absolute bargain! Shame no sequel, but no surprise really; in addition to the other observations on here it was also woefully under-marketed and promoted. More

Posted by Arthur Sludge at 13:50 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

HOPE
Thank you EMPIRE for posting the news about the Petition and the ONE DAY rally this wed. I will be dropping my YES vote in there when the 18th swings round this week. Hope is not lost yet folks! More

Posted by blindfold at 13:31 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

Shame...
Great movie, fuckin shame really, especially as they keep on churning out munkey spaff like Scary Movie 26 or Saw 14 and folk apparently flock to these horse-shit sequels! How they keep making Fast and Fucking Shite sequels also amazes me but there you go... More

Posted by Fozola at 13:14 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Dredd 2: Electric Boogaloo
Ben Tamer..Dredd has only taken his helmet of twice in the history of the comic and we have never seen his face. To take his helmet off in the movie is a bit of a no no if your making a Dredd movie, just look at the Sly Stallone version and negative feedback his helmet removal caused. I agree that the slo-mo stuff went on too much..great idea to show how the drug effected people but not needed in the amount it was. I would love to see the sequel and gutted they wont do it as they are chasing th More

Posted by Thehairyewok at 12:59 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

Dredd 2: Electric Boogaloo
Dredd flopped, no surprise really - to most Americans, it's an unknown or at best obscure Brit comic book, it had no stars in it and Dredd never took off his helmet and seemed cold and remote. I still thought it was a good film (apart from those slow-mo moments that went on for hours). The movie business is like any other business, it's about supply and demand. If a movie flops, there's no demand for more product, so they won't make it. Simple. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:15 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

I thought Dredd was great (although I was annoyed that I couldn't find a 2D viewing anywhere). It suffered from unfortunately being compared the The Raid (it was written and filming began first). Sadly I think Dredd's apparent failure will have cemented Hollywood's belief that 18-rated movies won't sell as well as 15 or 12. To be honest, I think that's fine as long as expectation is adjusted before hand. It's crazy to expect Dredd to become a blockbuster hit. I'd love to see them make more of More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:51 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post

Repeats
Didn't you already report this six months ago? Yes, you did. More

Posted by Osric at 08:03 on 16 September 2013 | Report This Post


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