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Friday 30 January 2015

No sequel planned for flop Dredd

Karl Urban starred in box office flop Dredd
Karl Urban starred in box office flop Dredd

Dredd producer Adi Shankar has said there will be no sequel because the film "totally bombed".

Shankar, who admitted the film had been a box office flop, broke the news to Dredd fans in a live online interview.

He was talking part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) with fans when several of them asked if they could expect a follow-up to the film which starred Karl Urban.

But Shankar quashed any hopes by being brutally honest about a sequel's prospects and why it didn't look likely.

He said: "It's because the movie totally bombed and R-rated movies are a tough sell to begin with.

"If Dredd becomes a cult hit it will be awesome. Last September was a terrible month: Dredd bombed and then Looper became a massive hit a week later!"

The Killing Them Softly producer did have an exclusive for Reddit though - that he is working on a short instead.

He said: "I am working on a Dredd short in the vein of #DirtyLaundry ... you're actually the first person to know about this."

#DirtyLaundry was a short created by Thomas Jane and backed by Shankar that was based on the Punisher franchise.

Dredd was released in September 2012 but had disappointing box office figures.

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