By: John M Jerva In the history of genre filmmaking, many films have dived at the box office only to be resurrected as cult classics courtesy of home video and […]
By: John M Jerva
In the history of genre filmmaking, many films have dived at the box office only to be resurrected as cult classics courtesy of home video and streaming. One such film is DREDD which didn’t exactly impress in theaters but it is regarded as one of the best comic book adaptations and Karl Urban won fans over with his portrayal of the legendary futuristic lawman.
For the last few years, a television series has been in development called Judge Dredd: Mega City One which would explore the world of Dredd even further. The show has been slowly coming along and according to Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley, the scripts are finished and things would actually be heating up more if it weren’t for the pandemic running around.
Karl Urban has expressed over the last few years that he would love to revisit the character and has even tried to get a sequel up and running. Unfortunately that has never happened. But there has been talk of Urban reprising his role of Dredd for the series and he recently fueled the fires once again in an interview with ScreenGeek.
“Well, listen, it’s very, very early to get into any specifics on that, but I’ve gone on the record before saying that I would love to come back and be a part of that world and tell more Dredd stories. There is just a plethora of great, great stories within the Judge Dredd universe. I think that Jason [Kingsley] and his team – I think that the legacy of Judge Dredd is in great hands. And if I get the opportunity to work with those guys, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be there.” Urban stated in the interview.
He went on to say, “I think that it would be just a real rich and rewarding experience for, not only for us to collaborate, but for the fans. So, if that happens, that’d be fantastic and for whatever reason – and there are many – if it doesn’t happen, then I wish them the best, and I can’t wait to see what they do.”
Hopefully with the film industry starting to roll again albeit slowly, we will see more traction on this project and with Urban’s eager willingness to get involved, I don’t see why it can’t happen. Plus Mega City One would be a perfect fit for Netflix or another service.
Fans would surely welcome the actor, who is seeing much success right now on Amazon’s The Boys, back with open arms and his film was a definite step way up from Stallone’s version. I consider it a fierce and brutal interpretation of the comic source material and Urban was in the zone as the futuristic lawman.
While we wait to see what transpires, check out Urban in action from Dredd as he enforces the law his way because he us the LAW!