A potential TV reboot of Judge Dredd seemed like tacit admission that Dredd sequel was never getting off the ground, just as producer hopes to return Karl Urban to the role were wishful thinking at best. Now, Urban himself says “discussions” are taking place, and if he likes the Mega-City One material, “I will be there.”
It’s early enough that the Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series hasn’t taken shape just yet, but the new version could feel much more familiar to fans. Not only do producers describe it as “dark fantasy” with “400 million stories to tell,” but we might know when to expect it.
The announcement of a potential Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series dashed hopes that Karl Urban would finally get that Dredd sequel, but should it? According to one Mega-City producer, “we are going to have some long and complicated conversations” about Urban’s return.
Just as fan-fervor for Deadpool brought us two movies and a TV series, so too is Judge Dredd ready for his small-screen close-up. A new report says IM Global and UK game developer Rebellion have begun work on a live-action Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV series, even displaying a full poster.
The comic book movie craze may have exploded in recent years, but there have been movies and TV shows based on our favorite comics for decades. For all the action we see on screen, however, we hardly ever get to see behind the curtain at how it all comes together.
Fortunately, we've managed to uncover dozens of behind the scenes images from your favorite comic-inspired movies. From The Dark Knight to Dredd, and Conan to Kick-Ass, we now have a little bit of an idea of what life was like on set during the creation of these beloved adaptations.
Most people who saw 2012’s Dredd, a dark reboot of the classic British comic book anti-hero Judge Dredd, dug it. Almost 20 years after Sylvester Stallone made a thoroughly campy mess of the property in Judge Dredd, director Pete Travis, screenwriter Alex Garland and star Karl Urban produced a far more faithful version of Dredd with a bleak tone, gritty action, and a hero who never takes off his signature helmet.
While it's pretty unlikely that we'll be getting an official sequel to 'Dredd,' the world of Mega-City One lives on in animated form thanks in part to 'Dredd' producer Adi Shankar, who backed the new online animated series 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend' as a thank you to fans. This new web series might not be quite what you're expecting, but that's not a bad thing. Fans of the character and his origins should be plenty delighted about the twisted and weird look and tone of this series.
Sorry, 'Dredd' fans. We all know how much you've been rooting for 'Dredd 2' to get the green light, but that's one project we'll only believe will happen when we see it. But, hey, how about a 'Dredd' online miniseries to hold you over for the time being?