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UPDATED: Karl Urban Sought For Dredd TV Series

UPDATED: Well, it looks like this one is not dead yet.  Here is what Karl Urban has to say:

“I am in discussions with them about that, I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to.”

One of the few manly ‘comic book’ movies ever, and one of the few well produced and written comic book movies of the past ten years, Dredd, never got a sequel.

This week though an announcement came that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One was in development, a live-action TV series adaptation of the famed 2000AD comics property.

The character has been by Sylvester Stallone in the poorly-reviewed but actually quite decent 1995 film but Karl Urban got a better response for his 2012 film.

IM Global Television will create the TV series with Brian Jenkins set to produce and Jason Kingsley and Mark Stern to executive produce. They appeared on the 2000AD Thrill-Cast this week and Jenkins has hinted that those on the series hope to get Urban involved again.

“We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things. He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go.

It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow – basically, we don’t know at this stage.”

Urban has always said he’d like to return to the character, but that was for a potential film sequel whereas a TV series commitment – even in the shorter episode cable/streaming runs of episodes that are common these days – is different altogether.

 

Nothing else has been announced yet.

  • Jacob Phillips

    Glad to see this might finally happen!

    • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

      It better be ultra violent.

  • Serbius

    Well this is for certain good news.

  • Barney Ross

    The Punisher TV show on Netflix is gonna be fucking hardcore, and i’m in for this Dredd TV show as long as its as brutal as Rambo 4 HAHAHAHA

  • Barney Ross

    I’m actually a huge fan of the Dredd movie with Stallone but also liked the new Dredd.

    The Stallone Dredd had 3 times the budget and was still R, a bit soft but R. The music is WAY better no comparison..The dude playing Stallone bro in it was excellent.

    Fans of the comics seem to prefer the 2012 version for many reasons. I don’t.

  • Pedro Pacheco

    It´s not impossible to commit Urban to a tv show: Fox got him to sign for Almost Human a couple of years ago. So, given that Urban likes the character so much, this may actually happen.

  • Haseeb Uddin Ahmad

    At last. The follow-up we’ve all been waiting for. Urban was awesome as Dredd. Hopefully this will do the comics justice.

    • French Predator

      We need the mutants.

  • Fingers crossed.