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Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« on: 18 September, 2016, 08:06:40 pm »


Splendid work on the cover by Jake Lynch, and inside with Arthur Wyatt, to bring Stewart Perkins' Harry Heston to life.

Realm of the Damned wraps in the gruesome fashion that you would expect.

There's a splendid chapter from the 40 years on update of TPO coming next February.

More Blunt which I confess I haven't read yet and then straight into the last of the current run of Lawless with immaculate line work from Phil Winslade and plenty of story to bring me back for more as soon as this can return, not till 2017 though.

Great issue.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #1 on: 18 September, 2016, 08:19:31 pm »
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I loved Phil's choo-choo as much as everyone else, but Jake's just sewn up my vote for Meg cover of the year with that fantastically technically accomplished and very, very droll image.

Obviously everyone gets what he's done, but I post this here for ease of comparison. Proof positive that everything's more fun with monkeys:





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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #2 on: 19 September, 2016, 12:48:48 pm »
Another good Meg. Although I came to terms with it in the end, I'm happy that was the final episode of Realm of the Damned. It strikes me as being better suited to Kerrang or something than the Meg (if Kerrang is still going).

The Thrill Power Overload update was enjoyable, but I'm curious about why David Bishop didn't write it.

Lawless was a pleasant surprise. For some reason I thought it had ended last month.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #3 on: 19 September, 2016, 01:37:15 pm »
Probably because it was a double episode. I had the same kind of feeling.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #4 on: 19 September, 2016, 01:53:20 pm »
Another good Meg. Although I came to terms with it in the end, I'm happy that was the final episode of Realm of the Damned. It strikes me as being better suited to Kerrang or something than the Meg (if Kerrang is still going).

The Thrill Power Overload update was enjoyable, but I'm curious about why David Bishop didn't write it.

Lawless was a pleasant surprise. For some reason I thought it had ended last month.

Matt offered me the chance to update TPO, but I didn't have the time necessary to do the job properly.
Very happy with the job Karl Stock is doing with the update, judging by this opening chapter.


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« Reply #5 on: 19 September, 2016, 02:08:47 pm »
Matt offered me the chance to update TPO, but I didn't have the time necessary to do the job properly.
Very happy with the job Karl Stock is doing with the update, judging by this opening chapter.

Thanks for clearing that up. It was because I enjoyed the original so much that I was surprised you weren't writing the update.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #6 on: 19 September, 2016, 02:29:30 pm »
Great Megazineage!

Dredd: Urban Gorilla: I think you'd better listen, man In case you did not know, this is a sure shot killer.

Some nice diplomatic choices in the TPO text, nicely done.

Can I be Blunt Anthony? he has the same face  :D

lawless:street. All that for a set up? is there any series that comes to an end and we don't have the whole story poised on a knife end? Mrs Mills' laddie has a lot to answer for!

Dreddlines ahoy! To the Butt'cave Steven and crank up The Beast  :P
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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« Reply #7 on: 19 September, 2016, 09:07:52 pm »
I'd love to hear a bit more of the attempts to get films made.

Details of the Shoreline Dredd films that never happened, the attempt to raise funds after that folded, the run up to the 2012 movie, and any other ones that got away.

Also how the Fiends of the Eastern Front trailer came about - uploaded in 2006, so that old at least - then disappears and gets repurposed a short while ago.

I'm not sure what the legal niceties of discussing these things are, but I imagine it could make a great chapter.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #8 on: 19 September, 2016, 09:24:10 pm »
the Shoreline Dredd films that never happened

They would have been great:  http://www.imdb.com/company/co0074988/



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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #9 on: 19 September, 2016, 10:11:16 pm »
the Shoreline Dredd films that never happened

They would have been great:  http://www.imdb.com/company/co0074988/

Judge Dredd: Dredd Reckoning, from the company that brought you Caged Lesbos A-Go-Go would of looked good on the poster!  :)

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« Reply #10 on: 19 September, 2016, 10:11:55 pm »
Yeah, that's why I want to read about it.

I seem to recall the budget being about $25m for the 2.

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #11 on: 19 September, 2016, 10:39:57 pm »
Yeah, that's why I want to read about it.

I seem to recall the budget being about $25m for the 2.


I wonder how far the talks got?
Far enough down the line to warrant it being reported I guess.
Would have be interesting to read about what scuppered the deal though.

Maybe some exec insisting, does that Dredd guy really need to keep his helmet on?  :o

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #12 on: 19 September, 2016, 10:41:32 pm »
from the company that brought you Caged Lesbos A-Go-Go

They only distributed Caged Lesbos, MORON!

In the year they were supposed to shoot Dredd: Reckoning, Shoreline put out a straight to video short featuring Keith Duffy from Boyzone, a Christian sci-fi film starring Judd Nelson (59% on Rotten Tomatoes), and a Harvey Keitel thriller about pagers (17% on Rotten Tomatoes).

Despite/because of all that, like Steve, I am very interested in reading all about that project*.



* http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1695149.stm

http://variety.com/2001/film/news/shoreline-2000-ad-lock-dredd-deal-for-two-pics-1117854666/

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #13 on: 19 September, 2016, 10:55:57 pm »


They only distributed Caged Lesbos, MORON!

In the year they were supposed to shoot Dredd: Reckoning, Shoreline put out a straight to video short featuring Keith Duffy from Boyzone

Caged Lesbos is arguably the funniest one on that list so I feel absolved.

I think I would of prefered a Boyzone movie to the eventual Spice Girls movie we got, especially if it featured forced disembowelment and tonsil removement!!!! 😀

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Re: Meg 376 - Urban Gorilla
« Reply #14 on: 19 September, 2016, 11:02:35 pm »
I'd love to hear a bit more of the attempts to get films made.

Details of the Shoreline Dredd films that never happened, the attempt to raise funds after that folded, the run up to the 2012 movie, and any other ones that got away.


After the Shoreline deal went south in 2004 another Producer named Silvio Astarita picked Dredd up in a new deal -

CBR News recently talked with Silvio Astarita, one of the producers of a new Judge Dredd film currently in pre-production with I Am The Law Productions and Framework in association with Rebellion/2000 AD.

In May of last year, Shoreline Entertainment in association with Rebellion/2000 AD announced pre-production had begun on two Dredd films, “Judge Dredd: Dredd Reckoning” and “Judge Dredd: Possession.” “Dredd Reckoning” was to be the first film in the series and would pit Mega-City’s top cop against corruption in the justice department, and “Possession” would feature Judge Dredd against his arch-nemesis Judge Death. These films were supposed to be shot back to back.

Now that the “Judge Dredd” film is being developed by I Am The Law, these scripts have been abandoned. The current plan is to work on one movie at a time. “We have a new writer on board so we will have a new story line,” Astarita told CBR. I Am The Law is currently not revealing the identity of the new writer.

The new Judge Dredd film is still in its early stages of development. Some studios have expressed interest in the film, but the screenplay must be completed before any deals begin.

I Am The Law knows who they want to direct the film. “We do have someone in mind right now, but again to soon to reveal the name.” Astarita said

Now that comic book movies are hip again, Astarita said some actors have expressed a desire to play Mega-City’s legendary lawman, but the title role would not be cast till a final screenplay is completed and approved. I Am the Law will consider a variety of actors for Dredd. ” I do not believe we need a big name actor for the main role but that doesn’t mean we will not get one,” Astarita explained.

Unlike the previous “Judge Dredd” film, 2000 A.D., the publishers of the “Judge Dredd” comic, are directly involved with the current production. Astarita said this would help I Am The Law create a film that remains faithful to the comics but still appeal to a broad audience. He also said that many of the supporting characters from the comic book would appear in the film.

The tone of the “Judge Dredd” comics has always been sci-fi action mixed with heavy doses of black humor and satire. I Am the Law hopes to capture this for their film. “The film will be dark, more like ‘The Crow’ with the look of ‘Blade Runner,’ but dark comedy must have a role in Dredd’s world,” Astarita told CBR.

Judge Dredd is not a typical comic book hero. He can be cold, uncaring, and merciless. Dredd’s only loyalty is to the laws of Mega-City One, which he enforces with zeal. Astarita believes despite this Judge Dredd and his adventures will still resonate with filmgoers. He explained, “Which ever way you cut it everyone likes a Hero. I don’t know too many people who did not like Dirty Harry, this is no different. Dredd is in many ways a hero that we love to hate. A tough father figure that has an even tougher code of behavior.”





http://www.cbr.com/raising-the-dredd-silvio-astarita-talks-new-judge-dredd-film/