Karl Urban said back in May that, “if people want to see another [Dredd] installment then they should be vocal about that because it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects.” Now 2000 AD, the publisher behind “Judge Dredd,” is hoping the actor is right because they’ve launched a petition to ultimately send to Lionsgate.
The enthusiasm is commendable, and those who feel strongly should absolutely do it (while knowing it signs you up for 2000 AD’s email list), but the cold water here is that Lionsgate is going to listen to dollar signs over signatures.
On that front, Dredd was a disappointment at the box office with a reported budget of $45M before marketing and a total haul of $36.5M buoyed mostly by international markets. The movie has done really well on home video, racking up more than $10M on DVD alone this year, and those are the figures the studio cares about. By all means sign a petition to have your voice heard, but attach a .jpg of your Blu-ray receipt if you want it to really matter.