Alex Garland on possible Dredd sequels
Writer Alex Garland has plans for Dredd 2 and Dredd 3. And he reveals how much money Dredd will need to make to ensure that they happen...
The London Film & Comic-Con that took place over the weekend saw the Dredd movie come out of the shadows just a little bit more. That's because a panel took place, featuring Karl Urban, writer Alex Garland, producer Andrew MacDonald and artist Jock, where they talked about the movie, and plans for sequels.
Specifically, Alex Garland addressed what the film would need to do in box office to get a follow-up, and where he would plan to take the series next. It seems, after all, that there's a trilogy potentially in the offing.
With thanks to Cinemart Online, here's what Garland said when asked if the Dark Judges would be making an appearance at some point...
“In the sequel. Which we can make as long as the film grosses over $50 million in the States. It might be tough – this is an 18, an R rating. The first time I sat down to do the script I did 16 drafts of Death. It didn’t feel right. We needed to set it all up first. The next version was all sort of the Long Walk and America, but we needed to get to know Dredd and everyone first. The trilogy would be this film, then Origins and then the Dark Judges".
The Dark Judges in Dredd 3? There's a good reason to support a potential trilogy right there.
Dredd arrives in the UK on 7th September. You can read the full panel transcript right here.
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