Dredd 3D is on the verge of being released, and if it ends up doing well at the box office you can expect to see a couple of sequels follow. The film's screenwriter and producer, Alex Garland, already has a full trilogy planned out in his head, and it involves the Cursed Earth, Dark Judges and Satanus. So if a sequel ends up happening, and Garland is involved with it, this is what we can expect...
If I was involved in a second movie, it would be about origins and subversion, and Chopper would feature. In fact, I think Chopper would start and end the story. Apart from him, my rough plan involves Fargo, Giant, Angel Gang, and a version of Satanus. For a trilogy, add Cal and the Dark Judges. And Anderson would be in all three. But... just to be clear, this is hugely speculative and also unlikely, for any number of reasons... There are some variables which would rule me out [of any sequel] immediately.
I think I'd try to make [the Dark Judges] really scary. Not play them for laughs. Just make them totally malevolent and lethal. And use practical effects where possible, except for Fire, which would be an on-set nightmare. The existential side to the Dark Judges is that they don't see a point to life. If my film-trilogy daydream was to play out, I would completely rewrite my original script for the Dark Judges - because it was junk - and start again.
If there is a sequel, I'm imagining spending about half the movie in the Cursed Earth, and I would try to come up with some new faces as well as some old ones... I quite like the idea of Satanus. But much more mutated.
Sounds great! I'd love to see something like this happen. I really liked Dredd 3D, it really did a great job of capturing Judge Dredd and that comic book universe. I really hope is does well, because It'd be great to see more. Garland goes on to admit that the story of Judge Dredd would be better told as a TV series,
But by the way, just so it has been said, I actually think that maybe the best way forward for Dredd is television. American TV has completely rewritten the rule book where filmed drama is concerned. Game Of Thrones/The Wire/Breaking Bad... An equivalent version of Dredd would be fucking great. Imagine the epics...
Damn... I agree with him. A Dredd series would be awesome! He should be pushing that idea. Dredd 3D is set for release on September 21st, and I recommend you go and see it.
What do you think about the ideas Garland shared for his proposed trilogy and TV series?