JUDGE DREDD Co-Creator Says That Fox Passed on a JUDGE DEATH Movie
Since Dredd was released in 2012 fans have been wanting to see a sequel. There hasn't been much movement on it, but Karl Urban, Alex Garland, and the rest of the crew would like to see the story continue just as badly as the fans. There's recently been a lot of talk regarding the story continuing as a Netflix series, only time will tell if that happens. Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner says that one day a sequel will happen, and also reveals that Fox turned down a Judge Death film that Garland pitched to them!
While celebrating 2000 AD’s 2000th Issue Celebration, Screen Geek talked to Wagner and this is what he had to say about a sequel:
"Well, there will be a sequel, I just don’t know when or who’ll do it but it’ll happen. It would work very well as a television show – it just depends on how it’s done. It could work very as a film. I mean – everyone wants to see Judge Death, don’t they?"
He then goes on to talk about the Judge Death script that Fox passed on:
"I wouldn’t mind seeing [Judge Death]. That was actually the first script that Alex Garland did was a Judge Death script but Fox, who they were dealing with at the time, turned it down. They wanted more nuts and bolts before they went into the [metaphysical]."
I'd love to see a film that centers around Judge Death! He's such a crazy character that it would make for one hell of an insane movie. Hopefully it will happen when or if the Dredd franchise picks up momentum again.
If you're not really that familiar with the character, he's the leader of the Dark Judges, "a sinister group of undead law enforcers from the alternate dimension of Deadworld, where all life has been declared a crime since only the living commit crimes."