Alex Garland confirms he’s done with Dredd

Karl Urban as Dredd
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Alex Garland describes his time on the Dredd movie as “a pretty crude experience, for a bunch of reasons”.

It was a hugely ambitious comic book movie on a tight budget, and one we covered in a podcast episode here. But 2012’s Dredd has earned enduring acclaim from fans, that’s gone some way to compensating for its disappointing box office returns.

The film was penned by Alex Garland, and directed by Pete Travis. That said, Garland was said by star Karl Urban to have effectively ended up directing the movie, although it should be noted that Travis hasn’t commented on this rumours.

That nothwithstanding, there continues to be fan enthusiasm for a Dredd 2, whilst publisher Rebellion is now pursuing a Dredd TV show project. But Garland has now ruled himself out of any further involvement.

He broke the news at New York Comic Con, confirming to ScreenGeek that “it was a pretty crude experience, for a bunch of reasons. At the end of it, I didn’t want to go back. I love Dredd, by which I mean I love the character, but I”m not in any hurry to do that again”.

The creatives behind the new TV show haven’t been confirmed, but it’s fair to say that Garland is not one of them.


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