Comedy, animation, action, fantasy, pretty much every genre is in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following:
- Shannen Doherty will be back for Mallrats 2.
- New photos from Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.
- Genndy Tartakovsky won’t do Hotel Transylvania 3.
- Alex Winter thinks if Bill & Ted 3 doesn’t happen soon, it won’t happen at all.
- A fourth Girl With Dragon Tattoo book could reignite the franchise.
- See a intriguing set photo from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
- Pirates 5 puts out an interesting casting call.
- Dredd screenwriter Alex Garland talks Dredd 2.
- Sam Jones says the wheels are in motion for a Flash Gordon sequel.
- Judd Apatow – and no one else – wanted to make Superbad 2.
- BD Wong, the only returning cast member for Jurassic Park, shows up in new Jurassic World still.
- Spectre is filming its opening in Mexico City.
- Ninja Turtles 2 starts shooting soon.
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Producer Adi Shankar is a dedicated self-promoter; how many other young producers are increasingly recognizable to people outside the film business? Shankar is back with a new video, and he’s going to tell Dredd fans something they probably don’t want to hear: as much as the fanbase may want to see Dredd 2, it probably won’t happen without the addition of a major star to help boost international sales. Read More »
The line between “official” and “unofficial” gets weird with this announcement of an online Judge Dredd series, called Dark Judges, which seems to be meant as something between a sequel to the 2012 film and a “thank you” to passionate Dredd fans. Producer Adi Shankar helped make Dredd as a passion project. Now he is the one backing the online series. Many details about the series remain mysterious; what we know about the Dredd Dark Judges series is below. Read More »
The filming locations of two big sequels lead this edition of Sequel Bits. Read about those, and the following stories, below:
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will shoot in Australia in February.
- Star Trek 3 will primarily be shooting in Vancouver, BC.
- Dredd actress Olivia Thirlby tells fans she wants to make Dredd 2.
- Justified actor Jacob Lofland latest to join The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
- Check out a new photo of Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7.
- John Cho isn’t sure the whole cast would come back for Star Trek 4.
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Peter Travis’ 2012 film Dredd is just one of those things, a film adored by fans, and even some critics, but totally ignored by mainstream audiences. So a $50 million budgeted film ended up grossing a frightening $13 million domestic and only another $22 worldwide.
With those kind of numbers, the only time the word “sequel” would get mentioned is, well, never. Yet fans and the people involved with the film keep pushing. An online petition was created to stump for another movie. The filmmakers swore there were talks with the studio. Then they made a comic book to continue the story. Still, no one is satisfied.
Enter Jon and Al Kaplan, the well-known parody duo behind such hits as Silence! The Musical. They’ve taken to YouTube with their own brand of sequel pleading. They’ve created Dredd The Musical, a funny and clever video fans will love. Check it out below. Read More »
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The fact there’s no Dredd sequel has nothing to do with a lack of interest on the part of the original film’s creators. Various participants, primary among them star Karl Urban, have spoken often about the desire to do a sequel. And for Urban that’s got to be pretty great — as an actor, having people to clamor to see you repeat a role has to feel good. (Especially when the previous person to play the character got a much more negative response.) Asked again about a sequel, Urban says it’s actually more likely that another film would be a Dredd prequel of sorts, explaining how the Judges came to be. Read More »
That the first Dredd was a big fat flop at the box office hasn’t stopped its fans from clamoring for a sequel. And star Karl Urban has been all too happy to keep hope alive, promoting petitions and teasing conversations with the studio.
But don’t start lining up for tickets just yet. Producer Adi Shankar brings the Dredd 2 buzz back down to Earth, pointing out that there isn’t even a script at this point. Hit the jump to read his latest update on the possible sci-fi sequel.
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Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump:
- Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3
- Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World
- Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition
- Those “Penelope Cruz for Bond 24” rumors might be true
- Kevin James has a new love interest for Paul Blart 2
- Here’s another How to Train Your Dragon poster
- Check out some Mad Max: Fury Road concept art
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The 2012 remake of Dredd wasn’t a big hit financially but critically, and among fans, it was revered. Since its release, fans have clamored for a sequel, starting Facebooks and even an online petition. Star Karl Urban, writer Alex Garland, director Pete Travis and others have all expressed interest in continuing the franchise but, unfortunately, they aren’t the ones who sign the checks. The powers that be have not deemed a Dredd sequel to be financially viable so, despite all efforts, it’s still just a dream.
In a new video, though, Karl Urban gives fans yet another glimmer of hope saying “we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2.” Read More »