Dredd director Pete Travis has said he is hopeful that a sequel could eventually be made.
While the theatrical release of the film last year pretty much tanked at the box office, recent DVD and Blu-ray sales have gone through the roof.
Speaking to movies.com, Travis said: “Who knows what will happen in the future. I just loved making this one. I hope it’s successful enough. I know Alex has lots of other stories he wants to tell, and I think Karl is just the epitome of Dredd. I really hope there’s an opportunity to tell some more stories together and take him on another journey.”
The studio behind the film, Lionsgate, meanwhile, released this press release: “The verdict is in and Lionsgate (LGF), a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the home entertainment release of DREDD claimed the number one spot on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 650,000 units sold, making it the best-selling new release title of the year.
“Blu-ray units accounted for nearly 50% of week 1 POS at retail. In addition, the critically acclaimed thriller, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) as the titular character Judge Dredd , was the top film download for the week, outpacing all other titles in digital sales as well.”
So there you have it. A Dredd sequel may just happen. Let’s keep our fingers crossed because last summer’s movie was brilliant and loved by all at FTN.