“As far as I’m concerned? Yeah it is,” he explained. “My hope is, and I actually think this will happen – somebody else will do it. Not to be all coy and silly about it, but I think our film was better than the first one, right? Just to be blunt. And the job of the next people is to make their film better than ours. And then if they do that, then finally, maybe this character will break out in the way that it deserves to. But we’ll see.”
Fans of the first movie have been vocal in their support of a sequel, even circulating a petition to make Dredd 2 happen, and Garland revealed that he has mixed emotions about their efforts.
“It makes me feel sad really. I feel grateful to the people who’ve attempted to get a sequel off the ground. And sorry that actually what happened was we let them down. Because the reality is that a film needs to acquit itself. It shouldn’t need a petition. And the truth is if it gets to the point where it needs a petition, it’s in big trouble anyway. That’s the cold hard reality of it. I feel a sense of residual guilt. It’s quite strong actually; it’s not that residual. Dredd was a very, very hard movie to work on, for all sorts of different reasons, and the reward would have been at the end of it that it all worked out. But it didn’t all work out. That’s the reality.” As for how Dredd 2 and then 3 would have looked, Garland says the films would have grown in size.
“The first film we made it for about $35m, although quite a lot of that was to do with shooting it in 3D. Or a chunk of it. And we managed to make that film for that budget by locking it in a building essentially, sort of Die Hard-style. In the second film it was going to go out into the desert, which would be The Cursed Earth – people who know the comic book would know immediately what that means. And maybe throw some money at some key sequences. That’s how you do it I guess. I think we could have made it for another $30m, $35m type thing. We could have made it for $30m if we shot it in 2D. $35m maybe 3D I guess. Of that order. But the third one that would have been more expensive, because it would have been going back to the city and maybe bringing in some Dark Judges or something like that.”
I wouldn't give up all hope just yet, there's still a chance of Urban's Dredd returning in the form of a short movie or an HBO television show.
"The long-gestating Escape From New York remake has been snapped up by Fox after a bidding war. Deadline reports that original Escape From New York director John Carpenter will serve as executive producer, and "exert creative influence over the project", whatever that may mean. Like most sci-fi films these days, the goal behind the remake is to launch a new franchise.
The site also quashes the earlier casting rumours that Charlie Hunnam, Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are being considered for the role of protagonist Snake Plissken, considering the rights deal only just got sealed and there is no script."
There's only one Snake, and it's Kurt Russell. I can't imagine anyone else being able to play the role and it not looking like a lame imitation of Russell's performance.
We personally believe an older Snake Plissken (starring Kurt Russell) would work very well, it could play like Clint Eastwood's character from Gran Torino. Below is an older picture created by our very talented Mike Frenchy showing what an aged Russell Plissken would look like.
SPY trailer starring Jason Statham
There will be a book about the making of the next Terminator film, here is the official product description from Amazon;
“Go behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated movies of 2015 with The Art and Making of Terminator Genisys. Capturing the complete creative journey behind the making of the film, the book will also look at the daunting challenges that the team faced in creating a new installment in one of the best-loved sci-fi sagas in cinema history. The Art and Making of Terminator Genisys will make extensive use of concept art and unit photography from the production, balancing an in-depth and satisfying narrative with a striking visual account of the making of the film. The Art and Making of Terminator Genisys will also feature interviews with key cast and crew members plus a wealth of inserts and removable items, such as script pages, pieces of concept art, notes from the set, and other pieces of ephemera that further enhance the reading experience.”
The book is written by David S. Cohen and is set to be released on June 30, 2015.
Behind the scenes of 'War Pigs' starring Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke!