Andi Shankar, producer of Dredreaffirmed its faith in the Judge Drdd franchise and believes that streaming could mean a future for the cinematic comic book property in 2012.
Speaking to the ComicBook Nation podcast to promote his new Netflix original series guardians of justiceShankar was asked about Dredis the future and if it’s something he’s working on.
“Look, I don’t own or control the rights to Dred. So if you ask about me and the next project I’m doing? I don’t control the rights there.
While he has no say in the franchise’s future, he thinks the studios’ recent craze for streaming services could revive the property from its decade-long cinematic slumber.
“On a macro level: As much as streaming has been like the Wild West for a long time… It’s becoming more formalized and more streamlined today… There’s also just more content out there, and more opportunities to do things because there is no longer any need for content. And that just created a new paradigm.
When pushed further, he was convinced that this paradigm could lead to Dredd’s return: “Yeah. The answer is: absolutely.
The golden age of streaming is upon us, with Disney Plus, Netflix, Apple TV Plus and many more all spending blockbuster movie budgets on their streaming originals, and constantly scouting for new properties to adapt. .
DredThe box office failures dented any chance of a sequel, but the cult following for Karl Urban’s film gave studios food for thought. Urban has expressed interest in reprising the role, as has his co-star Olivia Thirlby as recently as 2021.