Karl Urban was in San Diego yesterday to promote his new Fox series Almost Human, where he also revealed that a sequel to Dredd 3D may happen. The actor said that he has met with Dredd 3D writer-producer Alex Garland about a potential follow-up that he hopes will happen.
"It's certainly my hope that we get to make more. Clearly it has found an audience. The home video sales for Dredd 3D just went through the roof. I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week."
Despite receiving rave reviews from critics, Dredd 3D only took in $13 million at the domestic box office and $36 million worldwide, from a $45 million budget. However, the actor compared his action-thriller to another sci-fi classic which initially underperformed at the box office, Blade Runner, while urging fans of the movie to get involved.
"It's amazing how these things occurred. Not to compare it directly to Blade Runner, but when Blade Runner came out it was a film that didn't necessarily do what you thought that it should have done at the box office. I feel the same way about Dredd. The reviews were overwhelmingly fantastic, but for whatever reason it didn't do the box office numbers that it should have. I think the more people that campaign for it, the more people that email, Twitter and write into Lionsgate and say 'We want to see more of this,' then the more likelihood is that we'll get to see that. We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens."