Back in 2012 we saw Karl Urban starring on Dredd, a new adaptation of comic strip Judge Dredd unrelated to Stallone’s film Judge Dredd. The film was well received critically, earning a 78% at Rotten Tomatoes, but sadly performed badly at the box office. The film cost $50 million to produce but earned in profits only $41.5 million, making any plan of a sequel disappear.
However, 5 years later we’re having news regarding a possible TV series called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. The show is being developed by IM Global and video game publisher company Rebellion, with Brian Jenkins serving as the producer.
Jenkins has stated in multiple times that he’d like to see Karl Urban return to the role, and it looks like his wish is been granted.
In a recent interview with TrekMovie at Star Trek Las Vegas, Urban said that at the moment, he’s just in talks to join this project.
“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.”
Nothing is set in stone, but as the years passed, both the movie and Urban’s interpretation have become somewhat of a cult status, so maybe Urban’s place in this new series isn’t so far-fetched.
So far, what we know of the show is the fact that it’ll follow a team of Judges — cops that have the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they face the challenges of a world in which the east-coast cities are just one giant megalopolis.
What do you think about this news? Would you like to see Karl Urban back as Judge Dredd?
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No Network has taken on this show, so no date has been announced.