Dredd Writer Says Dredd 2 Isn’t Coming!
Written by Alex Garland and starring Karl Urban, Dredd was one of those movies that no one thought would be any good because of the mess the Sly Stallone stinker left us with, but, it turns out, the creative forces behind the 2012 film knew exactly what they were doing and managed to crank out a legit, pretty amazing action movie so of course it flopped. Fans rallied to get the film it’s due, signing petitions, bying the DVD’ and Blurays in droves, showing the movie to anyone they can so we can show the producers that an audience is there but according to Alex Garland, we’re wasting out time.
“There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you’re not going to get a sequel. And that’s basically what happened.
And I understand and appreciate the support the film has had, and the campaigns that have existed for it, and it’s really genuinely gratifying — I love it in all respects except one, which is when I hear about people buying copies of the DVD in order to boost sales and to change the figures. And what I want to say to them is, “Don’t do that. Keep your money.” Because the people that are making the decisions are much colder and harder than that. And the graphs they’re looking at are not really going to be sufficiently dented by that.
So the support for the film is truly appreciated. But if there is going to be a sequel, it’s not going to be me and the team of people who worked on the previous film, it’s going to be another bunch of people. And good luck to them, and I hope it happens. I really do. I hope they do a better job than we did.”
This is just sad. Dredd is a perfect example of a good moving getting ignored while crap is continually getting pushed out and what he ways really doesn’t make complete sense in today’s society. There are many sequels to movies that didn’t do all that great the first time, same thing with TV shows that didn’t have a great first season. I think they just need to really convince the bigwigs that a sequel is bound to do better because of all the fans it’s gained since the reboot was released, but alas, this is terrible news…I’m going to go lay down for a while…