We just celebrated the so-called “Day of Dredd 2014” last week, part of the ongoing efforts by fans to convince Hollywood that we need a sequel to the badass but underwatched 2012 Dredd flick. I rewatched the movie to mark the occasion and it’s still an absolute blast, pretty much everything you could ask from a Dredd movie working with a limited budget. But here we are, two years later, and a Dredd sequel is still just the stuff of rumors and fervent hopes. But now one of the film’s producers has revealed some unexpected good news: there’s more Dredd coming, and sooner than anybody expected.
Producer Adi Shankar has been involved with movies such as the Liam Neeson vs. wolves thriller The Grey and the aptly titled Lone Survivor, but Dredd was very much a passion project for him. He’s been one of the key players in trying to make a Dredd sequel happen ever since the original film underperformed at the box office. But it turns out he hasn’t been content to let the Hollywood machine keep him out of a sand box he enjoys playing in. Shankar has revealed to The Wrap that he’s spent the past two years working on a top-secret Dredd miniseries that’s due to premiere online beginning next month.