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Dredd 2 is NOT going to happen says Alex Garland

March 19th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Dredd writer Alex Garland has been talking about the sequel to the much loved comic adaptation and, we’re very sorry to say, it’s not good news. At all.

“There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel,” said Garland.

“The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you’re not going to get a sequel. And that’s basically what happened.

“And I understand and appreciate the support the film has had, and the campaigns that have existed for it, and it’s really genuinely gratifying — I love it in all respects except one, which is when I hear about people buying copies of the DVD in order to boost sales and to change the figures. And what I want to say to them is, “Don’t do that. Keep your money.” Because the people that are making the decisions are much colder and harder than that. And the graphs they’re looking at are not really going to be sufficiently dented by that.”

Is this the definitive hole in the Dredd 2 balloon?

What Garland says makes sense, but is the hopes and dreams – and support – of the fans really going to make a difference? We’d love to say yes, but we get the feeling it’s just not going to happen.

Though we are fine with being proved wrong.

Source: i09

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….