Tuesday, 30 September 2014


DREDD Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film. In Peach Trees, a 200-storey slum tower block, drug lord most commonly known as"Ma-Ma" sells a new drug produced by the workers she keeps in Peach Trees building. The drug being illegally selled is infused with Slo-Mo you see and understand this when three users get thrown down the building from the top floor. When Dredd and his new trainee get called to Peach Trees to find out what is going on They arrest a thug named Kay, whom Anderson's mind probe reveals to be the one who carried out the drug dealers' executions. Dredd decides to take him in for questioning. In response Ma-Ma's forces seize the tower's security control room and seal the building, so no-one can get in or out. The film Dredd was directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. The film Dredd is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra .Produced by British studio DNA Films and partnered with sales agency IM Global to sell the worldwide distribution rights. It's owner Reliance Big Pictures agree to co-finance the 3-D project with a $45 million production budget. Dredd began principal photography, using 3D cameras throughout, in November 2010. Filming took place on practical sets and locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Production Development of the film was announced on 20 December 2008, although writer Alex Garland had begun working on the script in 2006. Duncan Jones had previously been offered the role of director. In a 2010 interview, Jones said that his vision for the film was unconventional—describing it as weird, dark, and funny—and it did not mesh well with Garland's script. In September 2010, it was reported that the film would be titled Dredd. Pre-production commenced on 23 August 2010 at Cape Town Film Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. During the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International in July, Urban confirmed that he had been offered the role of Judge Dredd and on 18 August 2010 it was reported that Urban officially had the role. In September 2010, it was announced that Thirlby would play Dredd's telepathic rookie Cassandra Anderson. In the same month during the Toronto International Film Festival, the film attracted $30 million in worldwide pre-sales to distributors in 90% of theatrical markets. The sales included a $7 million deal with British distributor Entertainment Film Distributors. On 2 November 2010, Lions Gate Entertainment secured the North American distribution rights to Dredd. Headey joined the cast as drug-dealer Ma-Ma in January 2011. Judge Dredd creator John Wagner acted as a consultant on the film. In 2012 he confirmed that it was a new adaptation of the comic material and was not a remake of the 1995 adaptation Judge Dredd, which starred Sylvester Stallone. Post Production They allowed more space between the buildings to emphasize the larger buildings and allow for the presence of roads and cars. Outcrops and appendages were added to break up the buildings straight lines. Box Office Dredd earned $27.6 million from markets outside of America and $13.4 million from North America, for a total of $41 million. In the UK, Dredd made £1.05 million ($1.7 million) from having 415 cinemas during its opening weekend. This meant it was the weekend's number-one film, the first film restricted to audiences over 18 years of age. Very shortly the film placed number five, earning just over £769,000.Dredd was first of all mostly all shown in 3D in the UK, and 2D screenings were very limited as the distributor denied cinemas' requests for 2D prints. The decision to make the film only 3D was said to have limited the film's audience where 2D was their preferred format as 3D films are usually targeted to younger children/teenagers rather than over 18’s . Dredd earned a final total of $6.9 million in the UK. The reason why Dredd failed The reason why Dredd failed I think the main reason was that they mainly released in 3D. Especially because it was meant to be for an older audience, it is most common that younger children would rather see older films than over 18’s. This meant the audience had very little ability to be able to watch it in 2D. Another reason why Dredd failed

1 comment:

  1. Katie, you MUST write in paragraphs. The rules for paragraphs are as follows

    Start a new paragraph when

    Time - when ever the time changes
    Place - when ever the location of your writing changes
    Topic - when ever the topic of your writing alters (i.e. pre production, production, distribution)
    Person - if you alter bewteen first, second and third person.

    You provide lots of examples and evidence in this response BUT not until the last 7 lines do you even attempt to form an opinion or offer an argument about WHY the film might have failed at the box office (that was the question after all).

    Stick to the basic GCSE system of making a point connected to the question, providing evidence connected to the point and explaining how this links to the question.

    You need to go back and improve this response by following the system above.