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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1125 on: 28 June, 2020, 05:51:40 AM »
ABCwarbot has a history of nay-saying about this project, and I think he's just trolling us. Don't feed the trolls.


No I haven't.   I was quite positive about it at first and still think it's a great idea for a tv series.  Just disappointed there hasn't been much movement on it and now Covid will unfortunately affect things.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1126 on: 28 June, 2020, 05:53:53 AM »
Well looks like Covid will be a final nail in the coffin.   I can't see it happening for a long time...if at all.
If it happens, it won’t be for a long time, but that is entirely usual. If people read a few books on movie and TV series production, I suspect they would be quite surprised how long it takes properties to reach the screen — and reason it’s a small miracle pretty much anything appears at all.


That's true of course and obviously many other tv shows will be affected now.
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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1127 on: 28 June, 2020, 05:59:46 AM »
Well looks like Covid will be a final nail in the coffin.   I can't see it happening for a long time...if at all.

They're actually one of the few productions who have spoken up about having a plan for that (and it sounds like a similar approach to The Mandalorian which looked very convincing) -

"Rebellion Studios, the film division of UK-based multimedia company Rebellion — which produces comic books, video games, film, and visual effects services — is currently in the process of producing film content with the help of its video game engine. It can create virtual environments that require minimal on-set demand from production teams. Camera work and lighting are performed remotely, actors are motion-captured in and out of scenes, and there’s significant reduction in the amount of work needed in the post-production process, because computer-generated images are being created along with the live-action performances."

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/23/how-hollywood-movie-making-becomes-virtual-after-coronavirus.html



That's interesting.  Well hopefully they could do that and I wonder if that could save a lot in costs too?



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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1128 on: 28 July, 2020, 09:24:07 PM »

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1129 on: 28 July, 2020, 09:43:34 PM »
Woo, and indeed Hoo!

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1130 on: 28 July, 2020, 10:32:00 PM »
That's great news. Any sort of progress is fantastic!

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1131 on: 29 July, 2020, 12:32:43 AM »
Did the source video get mentioned on this forum?  It did the rounds of a certain social network about a week ago...

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1132 on: 29 July, 2020, 08:52:15 AM »
Seems the show hasn't moved forward in months even without the pandemic.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1133 on: 29 July, 2020, 09:14:32 AM »
Seems the show hasn't moved forward in months even without the pandemic.

Does it?  What's your inside info?

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1134 on: 29 July, 2020, 10:04:20 AM »
There is some very odd behaviour in this thread.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1135 on: 29 July, 2020, 10:43:27 AM »
From the article, and all this talk of computer generated sets, and having seen a few bits and pieces of The Mandalorian, does this make it cheaper and more cost effective to make a show? Does that make it more likely that they could budget a pilot for selling to a Netflix, Amazon etc.?


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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1136 on: 29 July, 2020, 11:16:06 AM »
People really need to read some books about the gestation of popular TV shows and movies. Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes is a good starting point, and available cheaply on the second hand market. Frankly, it’s amazing many things ever get made.

Something like Dredd is an ambitious show but without obvious inane worldwide appeal. For most people, it’s a show about a character that had one terrible movie, and a second that was a commercial bomb (albeit, if anyone cares to look, a critically acclaimed commercial bomb). So that makes funding tricky in the first place. But the Kingsleys are not bullshitters. If they say things are progressing, why doubt that? That they’re progressing very slowly isn’t remotely unusual, and especially not given the property.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1137 on: 29 July, 2020, 11:34:19 AM »
From the article, and all this talk of computer generated sets, and having seen a few bits and pieces of The Mandalorian, does this make it cheaper and more cost effective to make a show? Does that make it more likely that they could budget a pilot for selling to a Netflix, Amazon etc.?
That would certainly be a great way of making the show, but according to rumour The Mandalorian was about $15 million per episode! They used Unreal Engine I think for the virtual sets so maybe Rebellion's video game knowledge would be helpful here.

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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1138 on: 29 July, 2020, 12:05:51 PM »
From the article, and all this talk of computer generated sets, and having seen a few bits and pieces of The Mandalorian, does this make it cheaper and more cost effective to make a show? Does that make it more likely that they could budget a pilot for selling to a Netflix, Amazon etc.?
That would certainly be a great way of making the show, but according to rumour The Mandalorian was about $15 million per episode! They used Unreal Engine I think for the virtual sets so maybe Rebellion's video game knowledge would be helpful here.

Cheers for reply. I'm a luddite when it comes to technology.

I'm excited for the show, and hopefully we get it somewhere down the line. Happy to wait till it becomes possible to line up the production, scripting, actors etc.


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Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« Reply #1139 on: 29 July, 2020, 03:37:41 PM »
Seems the show hasn't moved forward in months even without the pandemic.

Does it?  What's your inside info?
I don't have any inside info that's why I said seems, not a definitive statement.