Opening this weekend is Dredd 3D. As most of you know, Dredd is an adaption of the 2000AD comics character Judge Dredd, and it stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. The film follows Dredd (Urban) and rookie Judge Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby) fighting through a tower that’s crawling with thugs in their attempt to bring down drug overlord Ma-ma (Headey). Unlike the Stallone version from the 90’s, this version of Dredd is gritty, ultra-violent, and really worth your time. For more on the film, here’s Matt’s review, a featurette, a TV spot, and all our previous coverage.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to speak with Urban before the premiere. We talked about how the last few months have been since we spoke at Comic-Con (watch that interview here), what does it mean to premiere at TIFF, has he thought about Dredd sequels, his involvement in the post production, what props he’s taken home from set, and more. In addition, we also talked about the Riddick sequel, the Star Trek video game, The Loft, what kind of projects is he looking to do in the future, and will he be going to the premiere of The Hobbit in New Zealand. Hit the jump to watch.
- How have the last few months been since Comic-Con
- What does it mean to be the opening midnight madness movie of TIFF
- How involved was he in the post production process
- The stigma of “reshoots”
- Has he thought about a possible sequel and what he’d like to see happen
- What props has he “borrowed” from set
- The rumored Star Trek sequel Comic-Con footage
- Talks about the Riddick sequel. Says he only shot a day on it
- Was he surprised he was able to do another sequel to Riddick
- The Star Trek video game
- Talks about Overdrive and The Loft
- What is he looking forward to doing in the future
- Will he go to the premiere of The Hobbit