Dredd EP Adi Shankar to Make Dark Judges Miniseries
Dredd, starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, was an awesome movie. It was a pretty brutal movie that, while not perfect, was a lot of fun and infinitely better than the previous attempt at making a movie out of Judge Dredd. While it did great with DVD sales, it didn’t do particularly well in theaters, pulling in just under its estimated budget of $45 million. This meant that a potential sequel was unlikely. But the dream is being kept alive, through fan support, Rebellion (publisher of the Dredd comics in 2000AD) being behind a sequel, and executive producer Adi Shankar bringing the series to his Bootleg Universe.
TheWrap is reporting that Shankar is going to be releasing a seven-part online miniseries based on the Dark Judges, undead Judges from a parallel universe who believe that the source of all crime is life, later this month. Shankar first mentioned the Dark Judges miniseries during an AMA in 2013. Back then, it was going to be a short film, but then was turned into a miniseries.
Shankar has been working on this project since 2012, and since he’s been doing it separately from the studio that holds the rights, the series will be part of his Bootleg Universe. This is the same universe that brought us Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Venom: Truth in Journalism, two well received fan shorts available on Shankar’s YouTube channel.
The Dark Judges miniseries will be launching later this month, and I cannot wait for it.