Judge Dredd to become TV show

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Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Wed May 10, 2017 5:35 pm

Oh yes...



Entertainment Weekly can exclusively reveal that independent entertainment studio IM Global and independent U.K. games developer and publisher Rebellion have struck a deal to turn the iconic comic book character into a live-action TV show called Judge Dredd: Mega City One. The potential show is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. The plan is to make the series an ensemble drama about a team of Judges — futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd century throws at them.

The character of Dredd — who is known for his incorruptibility, harsh attitude towards law-breaking “perps,” and upper face-concealing helmet — was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 and first appeared in the British science fiction anthology comic 2000 AD, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Judge Dredd has twice been adapted for the big screen. Sylvester Stallone played the titular character in 1995’s Judge Dredd, while Karl Urban portrayed the role in 2012’s Dredd. Although the latter was a box office disappointment, the Alex Garland-scripted film has garnered a substantial cult following of fans thanks in large part to its faithful representation of the original material. While the show is still in the early stages of development, and no talent or network affiliation has yet been announced, Wednesday’s news will be music to the ears of many who were left wanting more onscreen Dredd after the release of the 2012 film.


http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/10/judge-dredd-tv-show/

Cast Karl Urban again please...
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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Rossell » Wed May 10, 2017 5:48 pm

If they give this Westworld / Game of Thrones slick cinematic look everyone is so big into right now this'll be great.

And don't let it turn the story upside down like Gotham.
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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Animalmother » Wed May 10, 2017 5:54 pm

I did a post on this in the TV thread as well :D

I hope this is good, they've got almost 40 years of material to work with. A new story line every week would be great as well.

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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Prey » Wed May 10, 2017 8:41 pm

It has to be Karl Urban and nobody is as aware as he is that there's high fan demand for him to return as the character he himself helped reinvent so masterfully. If you saw him in his tv role as Kennex in the short lived but excellent Almost Human he's more than cut out to take on the role in an episodic manner.

This is the news fans have been waiting for ever since the hopes of a full on Dredd sequel were all but dashed. It's the next best thing, now we just need to wait and see if Urban is cast and can carry on the legacy he first began back in 2012. I wonder if Pete Travis will be involved at all?

Also Brian Jenkins as the new Punisher please.

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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Wolfy » Thu May 11, 2017 3:35 pm

I think this will probably be a bit of a tempered experience in that every news piece that comes out from now will be "this isn't in it buuuut.."

1 series and cancelled halfway in. ¬_¬
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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Animalmother » Thu May 11, 2017 3:49 pm

Wolfy wrote:1 series and cancelled halfway in. ¬_¬


Goes without saying that it will only manage a single season regardless how good it is.

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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Prey » Tue May 16, 2017 8:30 pm

A Judge Dredd TV Series Is Better Than A Dredd Sequel

A television series can inherently go deeper and provide that nuance. Some of the most popular TV shows of all-time are so highly lauded because it used the format to tell morally gray narratives. Tony Soprano, Walter White, Donald Draper: leading characters audiences were enamored with because they got to know these individuals – who are reprehensible when seen in snapshot – in deep, meaningful ways. If you liked or supported their actions or who they were from season to season, you had a lot of time along the way to develop that conclusion.

Dredd isn’t just a character that would benefit from that kind of time, he relies on it. His mission is to protect Mega-City One. He’s been purpose trained and conditioned for that one task and his life revolves around it. But that doesn’t always make him the good guy because Mega-City One is far from an idealistic future, with gross overpopulation, a mostly automated industry, and a fascist class system overwrought with bureaucracy. Crime is rampant with an unceasing underbelly of drug misuse and societal resentment. It’s not a nice place to live, and it’s all kept from outright anarchy by the street judges – of which Dredd is among the most highly respected – who punish and prosecute as they see fit in line with the extensive legal scripture they’re bound to.

A film would struggle with that dissonance, but a TV show can more adequately portray the different philosophical underpinnings that such storytelling entails. It can dedicate hours to discussing the rights and wrongs, whether justice is worth freedom or if freedom is truly something feasible under the spinning wheels of capitalism. A TV series doesn’t need Dredd to be its hero for him to be its icon and protagonist, it can present him with complication, not compromising on how he’s a commentary on the American standard comic book hero as much as a comic book hero himself.


http://screenrant.com/judge-dredd-tv-se ... ie-sequel/

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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Achtung Englander » Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 pm

with appropriate funding this could be excellent

with tight budgets, that will show up on the screen
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Re: Judge Dredd to become TV show

Postby Prey » Thu May 18, 2017 8:45 am

Concerning Karl Urban reprising his now iconic role...

“We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things. He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go. It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow- Basically, we don’t know at this stage.”


http://screenrant.com/judge-dredd-tv-se ... ssibility/

With DREDD very much being a career defining role and knowing that it has built up a cult following I'm more than certain he will move heaven and earth to return if at all possible.


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