In case you weren’t aware, 2012’s Dredd was fucking awesome. With great action, great soundtrack and spot-on casting, Dredd should have been a huge hit. But, it wasn’t. It fizzled at the box office, but wasn’t a huge failure, considering the film’s relatively low budget. But, it has found a home on DVD, Blu-ray and Netflix. The popularity of the film skyrocketed and now has a devoted cult following that is clamoring for a sequel. There have been a few rumblings around the internet that Dredd stars, Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, who play Dredd and Judge Anderson, respectively, have been actively speaking about their interest in doing a sequel. In talking with the director, he’s expressed the same sentiment, but has made it clear that there is not even a script yet. It may be a few years yet.
In the time being, take the time to quickly sign the petition (linked below) to get Dredd 2 made. With all of the same people on board, I think we could have a huge hit on our hands. Would love to see them use crowdsourcing, either through Kickstarter or Indie Gogo. Only time will tell!