Karl Urban was in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013, promoting the upcoming Riddick, but he also spent some time addressing fans’ questions about the likelihood of a follow-up to Dredd.
Dredd didn’t fare too well at the box office, which means Lionsgate is finding it hard to commit to a sequel. However, Urban is optimistic and feels that a follow-up is possible due to a significant fanbase interested in the film, judging by home video sales:
“The home video sales just went through the roof,” says Urban. “I think it sold 650,000 units in the first week.”
“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 that we’ll get to see that.”
“We certainly are doing everything we can to ensure that happens,” he concludes.
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