Dredd 2 Sequel Talk Resurfaces – ManlyMovie

Dredd 2 Sequel Talk Resurfaces


Talk of a Dredd sequel has been on/off, then off/on.  A huge petition helped keep the flame alive.  Then screenwriter Garland said, nah, ain’t happening.  Well hold the phone, it ain’t over yet.  At least there’s still “talk”.  Here is what producer Adi Shankar said recently:

For Dredd 2 to happen, two things need to happen. One, all of the distributors from the international territories need to re-acquire the film. Two, we need to get a U.S. distributor, Lionsgate, or somebody else, and that’s not something I’m concerned about.

At it’s previous budget level, Dredd lost almost every distributor money, so there are only three options, as I see it. One, lower the f—ing budget. Maybe Dredd 2 is found footage? I don’t know. I wouldn’t watch it, but maybe it’s found footage.

Two, bring out a filmmaker who would really move the needle, someone like David Fincher. But that’s not realistic. That’s not going to happen, because filmmakers who would move the needle aren’t in the business of directing sequels to someone else’s franchise. That’s just now how it works.

Three, a movie star. Maybe we pair (Dredd 3D star) Karl Urban with another movie star who boosts the value of the film. Maybe we get The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) in and save the franchise, because The Rock saves everybody’s franchises.”

At least they’re acknowledging it but you know, it’s highly unlikely.  As for found footage no fucking way man!  Let’s nip that one in the bud right now, right?