Despite the fact that Dredd’s box-office haul was positively abysmal, the film has found some momentum with its home release — and it might just be enough to warrant a sequel.
Karl Urban (Star Trek), who starred as the titular future-cop in the 2012 reboot, was asked about the odds of a follow-up at the recent Destination Star Trek convention in Germany. Urban told the crowd that “conversations” are currently taking place among writer Alex Garland, director Pete Travis and the studio, which is a lot better than no news at all.
What Culture’s report also notes Urban credited the film’s Blu-ray reception for most of that momentum. Despite its paltry $13 million box-office haul, the $50 million action flick was one of the bigger home film releases in early 2013 — not bad for a box-office bomb.
Much like fellow comic-based flick Kick-Ass before it, Dredd found more of an audience in home release after a weak theatrical run, and we’re hoping it has the same type of luck in getting a sequel made. Travis and Garland’s film did a fantastic job of setting up Mega-City One, but we only got to see a tiny slice of it.
Here’s hoping we get to see a whole lot more soon.
(Via What Culture)