Newswire: There will be no sequel to Dredd
Despite poor box-office performance and harsh criticism from eminently reputable sources, 2012’s Dredd—a film adaptation of the popular British comic series—gained a cult following among fans of stylish ultraviolence after it was released on home video. Those fans wanted a sequel and were willing to do anything to get it, up to and including creating an elaborate music video that implored Hollywood simply to “Make Dredd II,” a simple but powerful call to action that producers surely would not fail to answer.
They failed to answer. According to io9, Dredd writer Alex Garland revealed in a recent interview that a sequel was not going to happen, and that if it did, no one from the original production would be involved.
There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a …