Last week it was announced that IM Global and Rebellion are bringing Judge Dredd to the small screen with a new live-action series entitled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One.
No sooner was the announcement made than the call began for Karl Urban to reprise his role from 2012’s cult feature Dredd, with the actor having previously indicated that he’d be open to the idea of appearing as the lawman in a TV series. Well, speaking to the The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast, the series’ producer Brian Jenkins has revealed that there is a possibility that Urban could don the helmet once again should it fit in with his schedule:
“We have had many conversations prior to this, about all sorts of things,” said Jenkins. “He’s also very busy, a full-time professional actor. So we’re going to have some long and complicated conversations I would imagine, and we’ll see where we go. It’s too early to tell yet, but if we can use him and he’s available to us, then I think that would be absolutely brilliant. There’s always a possibility he will be busy, or that his schedule for other movies won’t allow. Basically, we don’t know at this stage.”
Do you want to see Urban back as Dredd for Mega-City One? Should he prove unavailable, who else could you see in the role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
Judge Dredd: Mega-City One “is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. It will be an ensemble drama about a team of Judges — futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd century throws at them.”