Ever since Dredd became a cult classic, there’s been renewed interest from faithful comic book fans to see more of the post-apocalyptic world presented by the iconic 2000 A.D. franchise. From the sound of things, it looks like Judge Dredd: Mega-City One will be mixing the darker tone of the second film adaptation with more of the fantasy elements present in the comics.
Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley recently mentioned in a discussion with SFX Magazine that the show is going to encompass a wider range of tones than either Judge Dredd movie:
“Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.”
Kingsley also stated that he thinks TV is a better fit for Judge Dredd than the big screen, mostly for narrative reasons:
“Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard.”
The question of whether or not Karl Urban would return to play the title character came up, although there wasn’t a clear answer about that. Kingsley mentioned that they know each other well, so fingers crossed.
Judge Dredd: Mega-City One is still expected to be about two years away (possibly a bit less if production moves quickly enough), and it’s yet to be confirmed what network the show will air on.
Source: SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar)