Judge Dredd fans still have a bit of a wait until they pay a visit to Mega-City One.
IM Global and publisher Rebellion announced last month that the iconic British comics character is heading to live-action television in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One, fueled in part by the cult-like devotion displayed by fans of Dredd, the 2012 film starring Karl Urban. However, those devotees will have to be patient, as the TV drama is still a couple of years away.
“Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier," producer Jason Kingsley explained to SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar). "Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard. My best guess is that it’s at least two years away. But we’re so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly.”
While diehards will undoubtedly be disappointed that Mega-City One won't debut on TV in 2018, it's a positive sign that producers aren't rushing into the adaptation.
Kingsley also teased the tone and scope of the series, saying, "Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the lighthearted. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.”
While nothing is official as of yet, Urban previously signaled his interest in reprising his role as Judge Dredd on television, something one of Mega-City One's producers admitted would be "absolutely brilliant."
(via Screen Rant)