Judge Dredd Director Alex Garland On Whether He’d Work On A Sequel

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Sorry, Judge Dredd fans. It looks like Dredd writer and director Alex Garland isn't interested in working on a sequel to the movie.

Screen Geek spoke in an interview with Garland at the New York Comic Con earlier this month to talk about the filmmaker's upcoming FX series Devs. during the discussion with the director, Garland was asked whether he would be willing to return to the world he built in Dredd if he were offered the chance to direct a sequel to the film or at least a potential television spinoff.

Garland was pretty forthright with his answer, telling the entertainment news outlet that he doesn't really want to do any of the projects mentioned.


"No. 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 filmmaker responded.

This may sound disappointing to Judge Dredd fans. Garland's Dredd may have been extremely violent, however, it was intelligent, and well-acted –something that fans were looking for but couldn't quite get with the 1995 movie that had Sylvester Stallone as the lead.

Still, we understand why Garland wouldn' want to return to do a Dredd sequel that. Though the movie was critically-acclaimed, it had a pretty stressful production period where Garland had to step in and take over as director during the early stages of filming. Guess we'll just have to look for another director to take on a Dredd sequel.

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