Despite going quiet for some time now, it appears that Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is still in the works. At least, that’s what Dredd himself is saying.
Appearing at Trekonderoga this weekend, Karl Urban spoke about his role as Dr. McCoy in the current Star Trek films. He was also asked about some of his other projects including 2012’s Dredd. He hasn’t signed yet, but it’s not off the table.
I’m not attached to it, although I did have a preliminary round of conversations with them. I am interested in doing it. There are a lot of great stories to tell there. It is up to them. I don’t know really where they are in the stages of development. If I get the opportunity, great, otherwise some else will do it, and we can all see some more Judge Dredd.
Urban also finally gave us some insight into how the series might be constructed.
Their idea for Mega-City One is was basically to build the show around more rookie judges and young, new judges and Dredd would come in and out and I said that I’ll do it, but it has to be done in a meaningful way. I can’t just come on and grunt and pull faces, there has to be a story there for him. There has to be a kind of little arc and a story we are trying to tell. So, we will see what they do.
As much as I love Dredd, I also like the idea of seeing Mega-City One through the eyes of younger Judges. How, after 15 years of training, do some of them go bad? How does a city this large function? Etc Etc.
Her’s hoping the series happens.
Source: TrekMovie .