It’s been a month since we last spoke about “Judge Dredd: Mega-City One”, the in-production TV adaptation of 2000 AD’s badass comic book character. The last we heard, the producers wanted Karl Urban to reprise his role from the 2012 film Dredd, which we’re all for. After all, the man is not only a huge fan of the comic series but he worked perfectly in that film.
In the most recent issue of SFX Magazine (courtesy Games Radar), Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley spoke about the upcoming adaptation, saying, “The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted.” Furthermore, he adds, “Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. It’s a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.”
As for how long we’ll have to wait to see the show, Kingsley advises that we shouldn’t hold our breath. “My best guess if 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,” he explains. “Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard,” he adds.