Apparently it is officially time to give up hope on seeing a sequel to last year’s Dredd film.
Adi Shankar, one of the producers on Dredd, held an “I am a” session on Reddit last week and sadly shot down pretty much any hopes of getting a sequel to last year’s film. When asked about the reasons there couldn’t be a follow-up, Shankar said:
it’s because the movie totally bombed & R-rated movies are a tough sell to begin with.
On the one hand it’s refreshing to see someone involved in the film production process being so candid, but at the same time it sucks for those of us that were hoping for a follow up.
There is, however, some good news. Shankar produced a short film entitled Dirty Laundry that saw Thomas Jane returning to the role of the Punisher. He said that a short Dredd film is being worked on in the same vein, but he didn’t give any indication as to when it would be released, or who might star in it. Whatever it is, I’m sure I’ll watch it, I just would have preferred him on the big screen serving up justice in the mean streets of Mega City One.
Here’s Dirty Laundry to get a taste of what Shankar is discussing. Do be warned it has foul language and graphic violence.