2012’s “Dredd” didn’t do gangbusters at the box office, but it did endear itself to many who went out of their way to see it. Already considered a new cult classic, Pete Travis’ take on the same comic that 1995’s Sylvester Stallone–starring “Judge Dredd” was based on has inspired many to call for a sequel. According to star Karl Urban, “conversations are happening” that may turn that wish into a reality.
The actor’s remarks came during a panel at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. He was specifically responding the rumors of either Netflix or Amazon would pick up “Dredd,” potentially as a series rather than a new film. Both streaming services have aggressively ramped up their original programming in recent years, with Amazon already aquiring distribution rights to five different films about to premiere in Cannes.
A petition for either “a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie” claims 145,000 signatures, and Urban himself has been a vocal proponent of continuing the series. Whether anything will come of all this remains to be seen. The actor will next be seen in this summer’s “Star Trek Beyond.”
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