Don't forget that the first Austin Powers film was a failure at the box office. It was the success in the home video/dvd market that eventually led to the sequels.
Again Shawshank Redemption wasn't a big office hit but found it's audience with the home market and subsequently became a hit.
Now say Dredd is £20 million short of guaranteeing a sequel, all
it would take is a million copies of the dvd sold worldwide at release.
Yes I'm being optomistic!!!
I think we've more hope of tv series than another film.
Ack! Did you really put Austin Powers and Judge Dredd in the same post?
I haven't seen the most recent box office returns for the movie but lst I saw the movie was something like $45M short of the $50M US gross required for a sequel.
I'm not so sure aobut the TV series news...I think that could easily go the way of that terrible RoboCop series.
"Though obviously let's hope the standard of sequels doesn't dip quite as sharply with 'Dredd'...."
The treatments I heard were fairly promising for the other two movies. The second was going to the early history of Dredd, and the third was reported to center around a Dark Judges story line.