Finally Dredd series Mega-City One is ready to shoot – and Dredd 2 is to follow

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Finally: “Dredd” series “Mega-City One” is ready to shoot – and “Dredd 2” is to follow!

There were already plans for a “Judge Dredd” series in 2017, and now the comic adaptation is finally getting going: The script for “Mega-City One” is ready – filming can begin as soon as Corona allows it.

After it was announced in 2017 that 123movieshd futuristic law enforcement officers from “Judge Dredd” (or from the comic book of the same name *) were to be given a big budget series, the “mega-city” quickly became quite quiet again One “project.

Three years later, CEO of the comic book publisher Rebellion and “Dredd” rights holder Jason Kingsley spoke about the upcoming series on YouTube channel V2A and confirmed that it should actually start soon:

“Due to the current situation, we cannot go into shooting […] We all have scripts and everything is ready to start.”

“Due to the current situation, we cannot go into shooting […] We all have scripts and everything is ready to start.”

The science fiction series about the so-called “judges” who ensure justice as judges and executioners in the 22nd century is finally making progress – and should really be shot as soon as the corona pandemic allows it to be safe.

The producer wants Urban and Stallone

Three years ago, “The Boys” star Karl Urban announced that he would like to return to Mega-City One after the movie “Dredd” (2012) – but whether this will actually happen is questionable. Kingsley, who produced the remake eight years ago and is now also on board for “Mega-City One”, does not seem averse to the idea of ​​bringing Urban or other actors back for the series.

“We even joked that it would be fun to bring Stallone back [leading actor from ‘Judge Dredd’ (1995)],” said the producer.

“We even joked that it would be fun to bring Stallone back [leading actor from ‘Judge Dredd’ (1995)],” said the producer.

While it is unlikely that action icon Sylvester Stallone will actually appear in “Mega-City One” (it depends on how “big budget” the series is), Kingsley also fires the same breath Hopes for a “Dredd” continuation in the cinema.

“Dredd 2” is far from dead!

After the straightforward, $ 50 million sci-fi actioner “Dredd” only grossed about $ 41 million (less than half (!) The “Judge Dredd” box office over 25 years earlier), the film developed in home theater a real crowd-pleaser – which even triggered a fan movement and petitions for “Dredd 2”. So far, however, without success.

But even after eight years, “Dredd” boss Jason Kingsley does not want to give up hope of adding another movie. So he now reveals:

“I want a sequel [to the 2012 film]. We got the rights back and we can do them now, we just have to get rid of this virus thing that is going around – and then hopefully it can continue on different levels, in film and television. “

“I want a sequel [to the 2012 film]. We got the rights back and we can do them now, we just have to get rid of this virus thing that is going around – and then hopefully it can continue on different levels, in film and television. “

While “everything is pretty confused” due to the rampant pandemic, there seems to be big plans for the series in the future. But is there really only Corona in the way? We will see…

By the way, you can currently find “Dredd” on Netflix and in the Filmtastic Channel * on Amazon Prime Video, while “Judge Dredd” is currently not included in any streaming subscription – and it is currently difficult or expensive to get on DVD and Blu-ray (but it will be on TV again on RTL II on July 31, 2020 at 10.30 p.m.). The Stallone classic could use a new version in the home theater.

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