Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Make a Dredd Sequel !!!!
Make Dredd a Sequel!!!!
Let me tell you a story about a wonderful 2000 AD character that was so awesome they made a movie about him. They gave it a huge budget and great sets, except at some point somebody thought it would be a good idea to cast Sly Stallone and Rob Schneider???
Now lets see. In the comics you never see Dredd's face so Sly took off his helmet after....WTF....5 minutes. And that's all she wrote.
But then along came another movie some ten years later. It had a very small budget, but a very talented team of people who believed in the character and the project. And so against the odds they gave us the movie we always wanted. But where the hell were we? (The session I went to see only had me in the cinema!)
And so now we see the dvd release and I have no doubt that this will be a great cult hit on dvd. But dvd is not always what deems a movies success. How can producers make a sequel if the movie does not recoup the cost of making it.
Alas, it seems that a sequel seems very unlikey, and as fans I think some of the responsibility rests on our shoulders. After all, where were we at the cinemas when it released?
What can we do? Lets let the producers and makers know that there is a market, and as fans we are willing to step up and support something we believe in! And so I call to you, fellow inhabitants on Mega City One. Got to the facebook page and vocalise your support. And if we raise our voices as one, perhaps they will hear us within the Halls of Justice, and against massive adversirty, Dredd will ride again!!!