DREDD Director Pete Travis On The Chances Of A Sequel; Shares His Thoughts On CBMs

DREDD Director Pete Travis On The Chances Of A Sequel; Shares His Thoughts On CBMs

Dredd 3D director Pete Travis comments on the possibility of a sequel, saying that even if it happens, he probably won't helm it. He then shares his thoughts on comic book movies and reveals that he has been sent a script for another CBM that he "quite likes".

Speaking with MovieWeb while promoting the Blu-Ray release of Dredd 3D, director Pete Travis comments on the possibility of a follow-up. Despite critical acclaim plans for a trilogy, the 2000 AD adaptation failed to even make back its $50 million budget, seemingly putting to rest any plans for a sequel. However, Travis believes that a sequel will happen. And even if it does, he reveals that he likely won't return to take the helm. "I don't think so. I really hope there is a second one. I just feel very lucky to have been involved in the first one. It has been a great experience for me. I read Alex Garland's script two years ago, and I feel in love with it then. I have enjoyed the whole process of working on that with him, and bringing it to the screen. It was extraordinary. I hope they get the chance to make another one. I think Dredd is an extraordinary character. I think Karl Urban captured him so perfectly. I think there is a real beautiful future there."

He then discusses screenwriter Alex Garland's idea for a trilogy, and shares his thoughts on sequels in general. "I think Alex Garland has a trilogy in his mind. I think there is a whole exciting journey in front of Dredd if Alex and Karl Urban get to take him on that journey. The future is really exciting for him. Especially in terms of going with some of the other characters from the comic book. Finding out more about where Dredd comes from. I also think its exciting, the possibilities. The first film does go all out as a visual feast. Whoever gets a chance to do the others willl take that, and make it even more exciting. I can't wait to see it. I don't really know how the sequel thing works, really. I hope they get another chance to make a second film. I think Karl Urban...He is Dredd. It would be really exciting for them to make another, and go further with that character. I sincerely hope so..."

Despite this, Travis isn't done with the comic book movie genre yet. In fact, he then reveals that he has been given a CBM script that he likes, and hopes that it will be made this year. "I wasn't looking for a comic book movie when I found Dredd. Like I say, it was all about the script. There is another comic book script that I have been sent, that I quite like. I hope it might get made this year. I think comic books and graphic novels are exciting. I think there are tons of ways to make them more real. It's an area I am really excited about." Of course, he can't say what movie it is just yet. "No, not at the moment. It is in the early stage." Finally, Travis is asked about the possibility of being up for the Star Wars: Episode VII director's gig, since many helmers have passed on the opportunity. "I wouldn't count out anything in this business, really. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Who wouldn't be interested in that? I loved it as a kid. I loved it while I was growing up. So, who knows?"

Would you like to see Pete Travis direct a Star Wars film or another comic book movie? You can check out Dredd 3D on Blu-Ray now.

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Jollem - 1/12/2013, 6:00 AM
bought this movie. it was friggin' awesome!
DrDoom - 1/12/2013, 6:04 AM
Everyone buy as many copies of this movie as you can. Dredd deserves a franchise.
Jolt17 - 1/12/2013, 6:06 AM
"I think Karl Urban...He is Dredd."

Indeed he is. If I didn't know Karl Urban, I'd just assume it was a real Joseph Dredd sent from an alternate dimension to star in the film.

That being said, what a shame we most likely won't see him again. Such a real, real shame.
Danbojohnj - 1/12/2013, 6:11 AM
A Travis Star Wars.......sure why not.
A Dredd sequel.....Bloody hope so.
marvel72 - 1/12/2013, 6:20 AM
dredd was a very good comic book movie,the reason it failed is because american audiences didn't go to see it.

shame really because i believe they were planning on introducing the dark judges for the sequel.
Niklander - 1/12/2013, 6:26 AM
Dredd was awesome a sequel is a must and like LEVITIKUZ make HELLBOY 3 allready
bagadoosh - 1/12/2013, 6:33 AM

Urban was perfect as Dredd
shamo - 1/12/2013, 6:37 AM
dreed was unimpressive but Urban was damn good. and visually, there were alot of clever shots as well so i wouldn't at all mind seeing him tackle another CBM.
thalidomide - 1/12/2013, 6:38 AM
Underrated film of 2012 IMO.
tracydavis001 - 1/12/2013, 6:48 AM
This movie was really good , Karl Urban was cast perfect as Dredd!!!
Jolt17 - 1/12/2013, 6:53 AM
Yeah, I don't really like some to most of the visual presentation as they pretty look cheap (and the CG bloods were clearly meant for 3D) - but hey, it is indeed not a big-budget movie, so what we saw should be pretty damn satisfying, I think. And once again, they managed to get a real Judge Dredd in the movie Karl Urban was truly brilliant in the role.
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 6:53 AM
Bland movie, sorry guys
BatOnTheBrain - 1/12/2013, 6:55 AM
I watched dredd on blu ray yesterday and i was blown away this movie pulled me in took me 4 a kick-ass ride from start 2 finish. This movie was a darkhorse and its the best cbm hope theres a new one with the same team to expand on wat they have created in this movie.
darkimage - 1/12/2013, 6:55 AM
Just saying, if this travesty gets a sequel and Green Lantern doesn't, I will just give up trying to understand studio logic.
superpooper - 1/12/2013, 6:55 AM
Most under-appreciated movie of 2012, for sure...possibly the most under-appreciated ever. The ratings were pretty spot on. I think everyone who reviewed it spoke highly over it. Damn shame because it was pretty damn good.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/12/2013, 7:04 AM
Sequel is needed.

Or should i say sequels.

I would love to see series of Dredd movies. 5 or 6 at least.
rng86 - 1/12/2013, 7:13 AM
This movie definitely needs a sequel. If it does happen, I'm afraid that it won't be as good as the first one director that made it happen doesn't return. That and the fact that since the reboot did poorly, they might go in a different direction with the sequel (possibly making it pg13 again or more kid friendly like the horrible Sylvester Stallone version from the 90s) -- dear god NO!
Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 1/12/2013, 7:15 AM
Please make another one.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/12/2013, 7:19 AM
1. Dredd vs Ma Ma
2. The Cursed Earth
3. The Robot wars
4. The Return of Rico or The Day the Law Died
5. Judge Death
6. Judge Death Lives
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/12/2013, 7:21 AM
What the sequel need is better advertising.
Scooby - 1/12/2013, 7:28 AM
Bring on the sequels!

JacksonVegaIII - 1/12/2013, 7:38 AM
My favourite CBM of the year hands down

Urbans great (wouldnt of minded a prosthetic chin tho)

The 3D actually added something to the film (something I never thought Id say)

C'mon people go out and buy the DVD/Blu ray and help Dredd amass the 'cult classic' status it deserves and thus help it on its way to atleast a couple of sequels. The Dredd universe is a fabulously weird and dark place, full of bizarre ideas and inhabitants.


Dredd is easily part of my top ten CBM/super power films ever made... possibly top 5

In no particular order
Sin City
V for Vendetta
Kick Ass
Watchmen (not perfect but has a handful of great scenes/images+music/lines)
X men First Class
Road to perdition
Hellboy 1/2
Batman Returns
Nolans trilogy (1TDK,2BB,3TDKR)
Matrix 1

As long as they stick with the stylised asthetic and mature nature of Dredd 3D a couple of sequels delving deeper into the Dredd/2000 AD universe/mythology would make for a riveting trilogy.

Enough of this middle of the road kiddy bullsh.it
JacksonVegaIII - 1/12/2013, 7:43 AM
darkimage - Upon reading your comment I actually laughed out loud...... Green Lantern? Really?
Anthrax - 1/12/2013, 7:46 AM
@darkimage wtf really?
INSTANTJUSTICE - 1/12/2013, 7:47 AM

darkimage : "Just saying, if this travesty gets a sequel and Green Lantern doesn't, I will just give up trying to understand studio logic."

Yeah, cos the world needs another over-expensive superhero film.

SpideyQuad - 1/12/2013, 7:48 AM
I saw Dredd Thursday night. My expectations were not high, but that only added to my overall enjoyment from this movie. I know about the character, but never bought the comics. I thought Urban nailed the character though again my knowledge is limited. For the record I enjoyed this 10 times more than the RAID.

Someone at the studio really dropped the ball on the marketing for this movie. It's a shame because I'm sure a lot of people will just look at how bad it did on its release and assume it's a bad movie. This couldn't be further from the truth.
SpideyQuad - 1/12/2013, 8:03 AM
jessepostal: don't be, this movie definitely wasn't for everyone

Darkimage: I understand your pain, but I don't agree. Green Lantern probably wasn't as bad as its rap, but it wasn't really good either. I wasn't offended, but I love I love CBM's

I hope they do make a sequel for GL and fix it shortcomings.

Dredd, suffered from something completely different. Virtually no marketing and probably a bad release date.
GUNSMITH - 1/12/2013, 8:09 AM

Boekelaar - 1/12/2013, 8:13 AM
Well I contributed to the box office, the movie was great. I think the biggest problem for it failing is that half the comments here are people saying they recently saw it, we're the fans so we should have all gone to see it. I even went to Green Lantern knowing it would be shit just to support CBMs.

I would love a sequel but I think this film is destined to be a cult favourite that people complain about for years due to the potential of a franchise and how it's amazing and didn't get its due.

But everyone should still buy the blu ray and DVD, we've gotta support quality films so that way more are made.
Boekelaar - 1/12/2013, 8:22 AM
Oh and the script he got was probably a Millarworld CBM script, the violence in Dredd probably got Millar interested in this director and who can blame him.
JR - 1/12/2013, 8:27 AM
Best CBM of 2012 hope it does good in bluray dvd sales!
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 8:32 AM
@spidey, I'm a big action fan, and an eighties kid so I usually love these movies. But this one wasn't very fun. It didn't offer anything new, some cool kills was about it.
siggisuperman - 1/12/2013, 8:33 AM
Karl Urban is Dredd. The movie was fantastic. Karl Urban would beat the shit out of tiny little stallone
Orangelight - 1/12/2013, 8:34 AM
Dredd ruled. I watched it 4 times.
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 8:40 AM
Tiny little Stallone??? Hahahahhahahahhaha
HavocPrime - 1/12/2013, 8:41 AM

Film was brilliant and deserved so much more in the box office.
jimpinto24 - 1/12/2013, 8:44 AM
Dredd deserves a sequel. It was a great comic book film. Karl Urban was born to play Dredd. Karl Urban was better than Stallone.
beane2099 - 1/12/2013, 9:08 AM
I loved this movie. Very underrated. I hope they make another one, but that seems doubtful. And that's a shame.
ImnotDaredevil - 1/12/2013, 9:11 AM
Yeah I'm down with more DREDD, really enjoyed it at the movies & just received my DVD copy this morning! Would love to see where they go with another if they get the go ahead?
dezdigi - 1/12/2013, 9:19 AM
I wonder what this new script is for? I'm hoping it's a DC project, something that could use a gritty edge to it. Any ideas?
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