Although Dredd fans have begged for a sequel to the 2012 film, nothing has ever come of those requests, but that could change.

Now, the Bring Back Dredd petition has more momentum, thanks to support from 2000 AD, the publisher behind the popular Judge Dredd comic. The publisher joins superfans Frank Palmer and Brian Ritchie, asking streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu to think about adding an original Dredd show to their lineup.

"With the success of series such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and The Man in the High Castle, the clamour of the growing fanbase for more from the incredible world of the 2012 Dredd movie cannot be ignored — we call on TV and movie producers to step up to the plate and give us more, either through a pay-to-view TV series or a new movie!" writes the campaign's organizers on their website.

A theatrical movie sequel is probably out of the question, especially considering that the original film didn't even break even on its production: it cost $50 million to make, but only took in around $35 million. Reviews for the movie, though, were fairly positive, with the film scoring a 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"It's a good deal wittier than expected from a movie that consists mostly of people getting shot in the face," wrote Sean Burns for Philadelphia Weekly. "(I was quite fond of the automated corpse-disposal units mopping up a mess while assuring folks that the food-court will re-open in six to eight minutes)."

In spite of its lackluster box office performance, though, Dredd became somewhat of a cult film, with fans demanding a sequel and supporting the Bring Back Dredd movement.

However, streaming services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix like to take risks, so it's a smart move to request that one of those companies consider bringing Dredd back, at least to the small screen. Now, with the support of the Judge Dredd publisher, that movement could gain traction.

The Dredd film was a science fiction action film, with Urban playing the title role. Its basis was the comic by 2000 AD about a law enforcer who has the power to become judge, jury and executioner in a post-apocalyptic world.

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