Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share
Johnny Depp is the brutal Whitey Bulger
Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or
The Lobster scuttles off with the Jury Prize at the 2015 ceremony
Now You See Me 3 In The Works
Before the second film is even out
Latest Hannibal Promo Delivers Richard Armitage's Francis Dolarhyde
Plus chat from the cast...
New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at camp
Amy Schumer Teams With Paul Feig For A New Comedy
She'll re-write and star, he'll produce
Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas
Spend the Yuletide with the Scrooged star...
Michael Rooker Reports To The Belko Experiment
Reuniting with James Gunn for the horror pic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 April 2015
Kingsman's Sofia Boutella Joins Star Trek 3
Hero/villain status unconfirmed
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Dredd (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Dredd (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Karl Urban Talks Dredd
An 'introductory' film, he says

06 May 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

We sat down with Karl Urban in LA recently to talk Priest, but while we had him we asked a few quick questions about Dredd as well, the new Judge Dredd film in which he stars as the behelmeted law-man.

Urban talks about being aware of the expectations of fans, but adds, "We went to extraordinary lengths to honour the source material, and John Wagner himself came out to set and was really happy with what he saw. It's inevitable that not everybody's going to be happy, and there's going to be elements that people will see that are missing or aren't in the first, introductory movie, but I think that as long as you remain faithful to the essence of the source material you're on the right track."

Didja notice that bit about "first, introductory" movie? It sounds to us as if the filmmakers are very much thinking in terms of franchise here. Now in fairness, Andrew Macdonald hinted as much at last year's Movie Con, saying that, "If we get it right, [screenwriter] Alex [Garland] has a couple of ideas for other stories as well." But this is further evidence that they're feeling confident, or at least optimistic, about this effort.

The Dredd stuff starts at about 02.00, so skip to that bit to hear what Urban has to say - he also talks about the tone of the film.

 

Priest is out today; Dredd is due out late this year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Dark Knight Rises Set Pics Appear
Let the Bat-Speculation commence!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Been suspiciously quiet on the Dredd front of late...
Ever since those ropey vehicle pics leaked out, there's been no presence at Comicon et al and not so much of a sniff of a trailer. I really want this outing to succeed, but the absence of any kind of promotion for a film that's supposed to be released later this year is'nt a particularly good sign. I hope that Reliance kick in some extra dosh for post vfx and deliver the scope of Mega City One that a Dredd film deserves. Danny Cannon's take while flawed, had superb design (bar the Armani helmet More

Posted by killakane at 14:01 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)