It would seem that you can never ignore the power of the fanboys at your peril. After the buzz surrounding leaked “Deadpool” footage prompted Fox to greenlight the long developing spinoff movie starring Ryan Reynolds, it looks like the “Judge Dredd” faithful will finally get a followup to the 2012 movie. Kind of.
The Wrap reports that producer Adi Shankar has secretly been working on a seven-part “Dredd” miniseries and it will drop this month online, for free. Why? Because as Shankar himself says, he doesn’t “give a fuck” about money. In a video posted to his YouTube channel, the eye-makeup enthusiast talks about the “devastating” blow he felt when “Dredd” tanked at the box office, losing out to the Jennifer Lawrence film “House At The End Of The Street,” and the Jake Gyllenhaal starring “End Of Watch.” But he thanks the fans for their persistence and credits their enthusiasm for making this new project happen.
There’s no word yet if Karl Urban is involved, but Shankar has experience with this kind of thing. A couple years back he was behind the unofficial “The Punisher: Dirty Laundry” short (watch it here), so he knows how to deliver what fans want.
So keep your eye on the internet because “Dredd” is coming. Watch Shankar’s announcement below.