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Karl Urban Says "Conversations" Are Happening For 'Dredd' Sequel After Strong DVD Sales

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 25, 2014 at 5:51PM

The last word we heard on the prospect of a "Dredd" sequel came last spring, when producer Adi Shankar said "probably not" when asked about a followup. It's hard to fault the logic, considering the franchise reboot earned a measly $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million, and the helmeted hero barely registering with audiences. But it seems DVDs are keeping hope alive.
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The last word we heard on the prospect of a "Dredd" sequel came last spring, when producer Adi Shankar said "probably not" when asked about a followup. It's hard to fault the logic, considering the franchise reboot earned a measly $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million, and the helmeted hero barely registering with audiences. But it seems DVDs are keeping hope alive.

At the Destination Star Trek Frankfurt event (which we didn't even know was a thing), Karl Urban was in attendance for fans, and when asked about "Dredd 2," Urban replied that "conversations" were happening thanks to the first film's performance on home video. Apparently, there is some form of chatter happening between Lionsgate, screenwriter Alex Garland and director Peter Travis. Who really knows what the extent of the talks are, but we'd guess that the first question to be addressed will be how to find an audience that wasn't there the first time around.

Do you want to see a "Dredd" sequel or should they just let it go already? Let us know in the comments section. [What Culture]

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