JUDGE DREDD Co-Creator John Wagner Reveals That Fox Passed On A JUDGE DEATH Film

JUDGE DREDD Co-Creator John Wagner Reveals That Fox Passed On A JUDGE DEATH Film

Fans of 2012's Dredd starring Karl Urban have been clamouring for a sequel, and as it turns out, an unspecified film featuring Judge Death was written for (and passed on by) 20th Century Fox...

Fans of Judge Dredd have been rabid for a sequel to the 2012 reboot film, Dredd, starring Karl Urban as the title character. Urban himself has campaigned for a long time for a sequel, despite the marketing failures, but stated this past June that "Unfortunately a sequel is no closer to happening , options have been discussed but there is no sequel in 'development'."

This past weekend at 2000 AD’s 2000th Issue Celebration, Screen Geek caught up with Dredd co-creator John Wagner, who revealed that he believes that there will be a sequel to the film, but that he just doesn't know when or in what way it will be presented. "Well, there will be a sequel, I just don’t know when or who’ll do it but it’ll happen. It would work very well as a television show – it just depends on how it’s done. It could work very as a film. I mean – everyone wants to see Judge Death, don’t they?"

Speaking of that character, Wagner also revealed that writer Alex Garland originally penned a script featuring the leader of the Dark Judges, but Fox passed on it. "I wouldn’t mind seeing [Judge Death]. That was actually the first script that Alex Garland did was a Judge Death script but Fox, who they were dealing with at the time, turned it down. They wanted more nuts and bolts before they went into the [metaphysical]."

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