I loved Dredd so much when it came out two years ago that I was fairly disheartened when it failed to connect with a massive audience. I rarely approach celebrities in random situations, but the one recent exception was to tell Karl Urban how much I loved that movie. So it’s good to hear that we’ll be getting a version of Dredd fairly soon, although it’s not the cinematic sequel that some of us have been clamoring for.
Instead, we’re getting a seven part miniseries from producer Adi Shankar that will be released next month for free. There’s no word on if Karl Urban or Olivia Thirlby will be participating (though Thomas Jane came back for Dirty Laundry so I suppose it’s a possibility) but I guess we’ll all find out soon enough. Hit the jump for more on the Dredd miniseries.
Shankar has been working on this project in secret for almost two years. Per The Wrap:
Since Shankar’s unofficial “Dredd” project was done off-the-grid, it’s technically a part of his popular Bootleg Universe, which includes the short “Punisher: Dirty Laundry” starring Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman, as well as “Venom: Truth in Journalism,” which starred Ryan Kwanten as Spider-Man villain Eddie Brock.
I’m definitely excited to see how this pans out. In the meantime, check out Dirty Laundry and Shankar’s statement thanking the Dredd fans for their support.