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Dredd 2: The Musical Tunefully Demands Karl Urban Put That Helmet Back On

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“I started out as Eomer, and next I played McCoy. But once I put that helmet on, it sparked my greatest joy.”

So begins the most epic appeal for a sequel to ever exist. Just imagine it: Dredd 2: The Musical. Created by the massive talents at Legolambs, this cry for more Judge Dredd is absolutely amazing, from the booming music to the speaker-rattling vocals of Jon and Al Kaplan. If petitions and emails and social media swarms can’t get DNA Films and company to make this follow up a reality, this musical is more than able to take the task on.

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Almost Human All The Way Cancelled By Fox

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Fox, that no good son of a bitch network, has gone and done what we all knew was coming, but hoped in our mechanical heart of hearts that it wasn’t. They officially pulled the plug on Almost Human, making the futuristic actioner the latest in a long line of fan-favorite series that Fox has treated like dirt before putting it in a grave. This final insult’s only silver lining is that we get to avoid talking about that channel for a while, at least until we get word that they’re cancelling Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey before the last two episodes air.

Whatever happened to just sticking a show on a Friday night when it wasn’t a ratings bonanza, letting a higher-profile series pick up the slack? That’s what they did with Fringe, a series that actually found new life and became a hit on the less TV-friendly night. Considering both shows have J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams at their center, one might have thought a softer decision would have been made about Almost Human‘s fate. I guess adding Karl Urban to the mix wasn’t ever going to fare well, as a potential sequel to his version of Dredd is the subject of a widespread fan campaign that hasn’t yet worked out. I expect a similar tactic will be used to get Almost Human back on the air. People just need to make sure they start watching things when they’re actually playing.

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Dredd 2: Karl Urban Says They’re Working Hard On Making It Happen

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Far be it for me to begin a 2000 A.D.-related story crassly, but I thought the only time I’d hear the words “Dredd 2” and “hard” in a sentence would be in my fan fiction stories, which I only write while wearing a helmet. And yet here Karl Urban is, telling the world that people are working very, very hard to bring a Dredd sequel to fans. If anybody knows what happens to people who lie about such insanely important things, it should be a Judge, right?

Let’s all take a moment to reflect on how awesome it is that not only is Karl Urban giving Dredd fans a shout-out through 2000 A.D.‘s YouTube page, but he’s also telling people eyes-to-eyes that he, screenwriter Alex Garland (also of 28 Days Later fame), and DNA films are trying to get this film made. So no, he isn’t just telling a convention crowd that he’d love to see a sequel made, and he’s not just saying he hopes the fan support will be enough. He’s saying they’re working hard on it.

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Dredd 2 Conversations Are Happening, According To Karl Urban

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dreddActors like Harrison Ford have for decades been answering questions about reprising their most famous roles, but Karl Urban is just getting into the thick of it when it comes to fans jumping down his throat about the possibility of a sequel to Pete Travis’ Dredd, which bombed in the theaters but was a smash hit in home release. And while each of Urban’s comments in the past have been positive in nature (though never in actual confirmations), he offered the faintest glimmer of a reflection of hope recently, confirming that “conversations” are happening between Travis, gung-ho screenwriter Alex Garland, and Lionsgate execs. Woo hoo!

Now, to be fair, it’s entirely plausible that those conversations are filled with comments like, “Sorry, Pete and Alex, but we definitely think the idea of a sequel stinks worse than Mega-City One’s sewers.” But it could easily be going the other way, with Garland and Travis tying Lionsgate’s suits up to a merry-go-round and spinning it until they agree to make another film. At some point in the future, I fully expect this road to Dredd 2 to be the subject of a fan-made documentary.

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Almost Human’s Karl Urban And Michael Ealy Talk Technology And Humanity

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After a successful screen career that’s let him play several iconic characters — Eomer in the Lord of the Rings movies, Leonard “Bones” McCoy in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films, and Judge Dredd in last year’s excellent but underseen Dredd — Karl Urban is making the leap to television. Unsurprisingly, it’s to another project from J.J. Abrams: the futuristic cop drama Almost Human, which was created by Fringe’s J.H. Wyman. We ran across a couple of great short interviews with Urban and Michael Ealy, who plays the robotic partner to Urban’s human cop John Kennex. We ran across a couple of short Comic-Con interviews with the pair (via BuddyTV) where they delve into the challenges and appeal of their characters in Almost Human.