When DREDD 2 Happens It Will Be As an Animated Movie
For anyone hoping for that Dredd sequel to happen, producer Adi Shankar thinks that one day it will happen. He's going to make sure that it happens, but he makes a point of saying that it may not be a live-action project.
It's kind of a bummer that Dredd bombed at the box office and that it's been impossible to get a sequel rolling. It was such a great movie that was an awesome adaptation of the character. It sucks when great movies like this, with totally committed actors like Karl Urban, bomb.
When talking with Collider recently, Shankar offers the following statement regarding Dredd 2:
"If anyone is still wondering, there’s no update on a Dredd sequel, but I’m gonna make it happen at some point. It may not be live-action, but it’s going to happen at some point. There will be more Judge Dredd at some point."
I'm happy to hear that Shankar is determined to make this sequel happen! I wish that he would have been able to produce a live-action sequel with Urban and Olivia Thirlby, but it sounds like this time around it will be animated. As a fan, I'll take what I can get.
Shankar already made an animated Judge Dredd web-series called Judge Dredd: Superfiend, which you can watch here. It's really crude animation work, but it's still entertaining. I do hope that when he moves forward this project it's higher quality work. He goes on to say that he has no plans on continuing that Superfiend series. He also teases another project that that team is working on that is going to piss some rights-holders off:
"I’m not going to continue with Judge Dredd: Superfiend. In fact, the guys I partnered with on Superfiend are going to release an 85-minute project this year based on a superhero that everyone on the planet knows. Rights-holders are going to be very pissed.
"It’s great. I love it. Sometimes you work with them officially, like Konami, you make Castlevania and it’s the real thing. Then sometimes you just go off on your own and say, 'You know what? Fuck it. We’re just making our own thing. This is how I look at it: This genre stuff, it doesn’t have to be schlock. There needs to be a point of view and a purpose to everything. These characters that are so ingrained in our culture, since we’re so divided as a species now, the one unifying thing is, Well, everyone knows Batman, so if you want to get a message across, use Batman to do it.'"
What do you all think about Shankar moving forward with a Dredd sequel as an animated film that will most likely be like his other "bootleg" productions?