The producers of the proposed television series Judge Dredd: Mega-City One have confirmed they are in talks with New Zealand’s Karl Urban. The series would be a sequel to the 2012 science-fiction action flick DREDD in which Urban starred as the street judge who has to bring order to a 200-storey high-rise that is the hub for dealing the illegal drug Slo-Mo.
Fans have agitated for a sequel over the past five years and Urban himself has often talked favourably about resuming the role, in interview and on Twitter. The film, which is unrelated to the 1995 Sylvester Stallone picture JUDGE DREDD, was something of a flop when it was screened in cinemas. It came into its own as a DVD/Blu-ray and debuted at number one in the week of its release.
Urban has considerable fantasy/sci-fi cred having appeared in the Lord of the Rings franchise, the Riddick franchise, the TV series Almost Human and most notably as Bones McCoy in the JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek franchise. He will appear on the big screen, later in the year, playing the villainous Skurge in THOR:RAGNAROK.
If Judge Dredd:Mega-City One does go into production,the series will debut in 2019.