Judge Dredd: Mega City One TV Show Page 3

  • BinaryBob101 11 May 2017 14:16:01 26,611 posts
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    Any mention of Alex Garland being involved?

    Would be a shame if the major creative force on the film was absent from the TV show.
  • Derblington 11 May 2017 14:18:28 31,229 posts
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    My big issue with 2000AD books are that they all look so dated. To my knowledge, none of it's really been rebooted or retconned, they just kind of keep kicking out stories with really tacky looking characters.

    I'd happily jump into a new Dredd book (and I'm actually going to pick up Urban Warfare, the Dredd movie sequel, tonight) but I don't want to read back through years of stuff to understand a lot of it.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 14:29:45 8,787 posts
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    Dredd has been one continuous timeline running year-for-year in real time since 1979. Most of the other long standing ongoing characters do too.

    The movieworld Dredd is the only proper reboot I can think of.

    They did sort-of reboot Durham Red by shooting her about a ten thousand years into the future from Strontium Dog where she was a side character to her own series which probably counts too.
  • beastmaster 11 May 2017 15:00:39 18,915 posts
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    I'd be fine if they recast. Urban would be great but if they couldn't get him then so be it.

    I think it's pretty rare that a TV show has the same person who played the character in the film so up. Apart from Agents of SHIELD which has the odd brief cameo.
  • minky-kong 11 May 2017 15:03:48 14,099 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    I think it's pretty rare that a TV show has the same person who played the character in the film so up. Apart from Agents of SHIELD which has the odd brief cameo.
    Don't forget the Clueless TV series got almost everyone from the film except Alicia Silverstone to reprise their roles.

    She's definitely be available for the role now though.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 11 May 2017 15:17:14 17,472 posts
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    I could get behind Alicia Silverstone as Dredd. "I'm like totally the Law"
  • anephric 11 May 2017 15:45:37 3,029 posts
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    Didn't Strontium Dog proper get rebooted to bring Johnny Alpha back from the dead?
  • challenge_hanukkah 11 May 2017 15:51:31 9,255 posts
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    I think they just kept writing stories set before he died.

    I think that was the case the with crossover Judge Dredd story Judgement Day.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 16:03:10 8,787 posts
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    Yeah that was cheating a bit

    but then I think I prefer 2000ad constant progress approach to the way Marvel and DC became obsessed with rebooting and/or starting parallel series the last 15-20 years. Dredd might have plenty of backstory to catch up on if thats your thing but at least you know that reading 2000ad = reading the one true canon Dreddworld so you don't need to be constantly checking which continuity any particular title or character belongs to
  • Derblington 11 May 2017 16:06:28 31,229 posts
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    I don't really like either approach that much, tbh. I'd like contained arcs between 6-12 issues. I don't want years worth of ups and downs to follow.
  • anephric 11 May 2017 16:33:32 3,029 posts
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    Early Dredd was pretty much self-contained stories though. Other than the general backdrop, you didn't need to know much and Dredd didn't really develop much as a character.

    I think Democracy was the first big arc to have him develop at all beyond I am the Law etc.
  • Gibroon 11 May 2017 16:43:24 2,092 posts
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    I think the reason the recent Dread worked well was that it was a "day in the life of" story. Sure he had a new recruit to access but there was no real origin story which was very like the original comic.

    I'm sure over a series you could have a larger arch story for a series finale.

    Edited by Gibroon at 16:44:29 11-05-2017
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 16:44:19 8,787 posts
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    For someone with so much backstory he's still quite a hollow avatar, there are probably very few Dredd arcs that require much prior knowledge beyond a sense of who and what he is
  • Derblington 11 May 2017 16:52:42 31,229 posts
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    That's kinda why you needed Anderson in the film. Dredd doesn't really change - he's the law.
    That's also why they've already stated the show is about a team of Judges.

    Edited by Derblington at 16:53:07 11-05-2017
  • senso-ji 11 May 2017 16:54:56 8,993 posts
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    Finding the right tone to make this successful will be key. Dredd has gone through various different styles over the years, from the satirical portrayal of Tory Britain, to hard sci-fi, to buddy cop adventure. Plus there were strips that were pure humour and some that were essentially horror.

    Dredd's history is not like Batman's, who's changed very little since the 70s, and Superman, who isn't too different from his 1930's incarnation. But if the makers of the show are fans, then they should know what will work as a tv series and what won't.
  • beastmaster 11 May 2017 17:02:19 18,915 posts
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    They are going for the tone of the last film but want to introduce some of the more out there aspects. That all sounds good.

    Hope it's not an origins story though. Just have him patrolling the streets.
  • anephric 11 May 2017 17:02:49 3,029 posts
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    Exactly. Which is why they'll know you need Walter the Robot in the mix.
  • anephric 11 May 2017 17:05:37 3,029 posts
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    It genuinely hurts me the amount of potential there is in the 2000AD back catalogue. How fucking awesome would ABC Warriors be?

    And Zenith. You could do Zenith dead easy. Stuff like Heroes has poisoned that well a bit, but still.
  • challenge_hanukkah 11 May 2017 17:07:09 9,255 posts
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    Did that Button Man film ever materialise?
  • ChiefGB 11 May 2017 17:46:52 9,907 posts
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    "Have you seen the button man?"
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 17:56:55 8,787 posts
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    There's a couple of videos on the 2000ad YouTube channel about the announcement saying they want a grounded world that captures the spirit of MC-1 like the Karl Urban movie while introducing more of the character and colour of the comics.

    I'm guessing more likely Fatties and Chopper than Walter or Tweak
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 17:57:37 8,787 posts
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    Nikolai Dante would make a really cool movie or tv show done right
  • ChiefGB 11 May 2017 18:10:18 9,907 posts
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    Much of 2000ADs richness came from it being an exaggeration though really. It was pushing extremes somewhat vs the comics around it at its height. It was funnier through being somewhat satirical (kind of like robocop the movie really) but was also clearly futuristic, and not afraid to go dark and/or dirty. If they just film it out in the desert for example (which the externals of the dredd movie looked) it will get bland pretty quickly.
    Basically if they go cheap it will show and hurt the show quite badly, however I can maybe see that they can't exactly make it compete with a movie sfx budget.
  • anephric 11 May 2017 18:15:08 3,029 posts
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    Poor Tweak.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 18:29:54 8,787 posts
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    Robocop was a better Dredd movie than Stallone in a lot of ways. Definitely captures the satirical edge that neither official movies did.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 May 2017 19:17:34 8,787 posts
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    Hearing how Rebellion has been rescuing British comic archives from IP owners who don't care about them makes me want to rush out and buy all their games in solidarity
  • Blurp 11 May 2017 20:13:10 1,434 posts
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    I have high hopes for this. I want the exact same cast as the recent film, follow the look and tone too. It's a perfect fit for a TV series because the film could have been a long pilot - JD gets stuck in the megatower thingy and has to work his way to the top to defeat the bad guy. Episode one.
  • YenRug 11 May 2017 20:44:17 4,553 posts
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    Short video interview with Rebellion CEO (unshaven, long hair and wearing a T-shirt) discussing the announcement, essentially they're going the Marvel Studios route and are going to be in control of the production.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-oxfordshire-39877455/dredd-tv-show-telling-good-story-is-key
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