History often repeats itself, especially in Hollywood. Back in the late seventies, Star Trek: The Motion Picture actually became the most expensive movie of its time, costing a whopping $46 million. The film did well, but with Star Trek II, Paramount cut a lot of corners and delivered the cheapest film in the franchise. Not only did it come in at the rock bottom price of $11.2 million, it also made a ton of dough at the box office, and is still the best movie in the series
So the reboot of Judge Dredd, simply titled Dredd, didn’t do that great at the box office last year. It certainly went over well with fans, it didn’t wuss out on the violence for a softer rating, and there’s probably enough geek good will and world-wide box office to warrant a sequel. In fact, the geeks are trying to get a sequel going through the power of petition.