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Karl Urban is working 'very, very hard' to bring 'Dredd 2' to life -- VIDEO

Karl Urban wants Dredd fans to know that he hasn’t given up on a sequel — and neither should you.

While attending Emerald City Comic Con, the actor — who starred as the comic book hero in the 2012 reboot — thanked supporters and gave this update: “On behalf of everyone involved with the film Dredd — from [original screenwriter/producer] Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself — we really, really appreciate it and we’re working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2.” READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'End of Watch' and 'House at the End of the Street' tie with $13 million, ahead of 'Trouble with the Curve'; 'Dredd 3D' bombs

The box office blues continued during this sad September weekend, when four new releases entered theaters, yet none surpassed $13 million.

In fact, September 2012 is proving to be one of the slowest months at the movies in a decade. As of this weekend, ticket sales have amounted to $357.3 million — 21 percent lower than the same point in the month last year, and the lowest September total since 2004, when month-to-date ticket sales equaled $356.3 million. (Keep in mind, 2004 didn’t have the benefit of 3-D ticket prices.) Nothing seems to be engaging audiences in a substantial way.

But that’s not to say the box office was totally dead this weekend.

Tied for first place was Open Road’s Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Pena crime drama End of Watch, which earned an estimated $13.0 million out of 2,730 theaters, yielding a mild per-theater average of $4,762. The gritty cop film, which has earned strong reviews overall, was independently financed for a reported budget somewhere between $7 million and $15 million (an Open Road spokesperson did not confirm the budget when reached via email), and then acquired by Open Road for $2 million.  READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'House at the End of the Street' wins Friday with $4.6 million, but 'End of Watch' hot on its tail

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We know Jennifer Lawrence lives in The House at the End of the Street, but where does that film call home?

The top spot of the box office, that’s where.

On a Friday that made it clear that no film will earn $15 million this weekend, The House at the End of the Street (or #HATES if you’re one of those young whippersnappers using the Twitter) proved most robust. House scared up $4.6 million and finished in first place, yet the critically savaged horror tale should follow the typical horror trajectory and prove frontloaded. It will likely finish the weekend with just about $12.5 million, enough for second or third place. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: Clint Eastwood may mean 'Trouble' for 'House,' 'Dredd,' and 'End of Watch'

It’s a busy frame at the movies this weekend — at least on the distribution side. Whether moviegoers will busily fill up seats is another story.

Four new wide releases are entering theaters — baseball flick Trouble with the Curve, horror entry House at the End of the Street, sci-fi thriller Dredd 3D, and cop drama End of Watch — and although all four look like they may debut with more than $10 million, none seems poised to truly break out. It’s looking like the battle for the top spot may come down to Katniss and Clint.

Here’s how I think the box office might shake out. READ FULL STORY

'Dredd 3D': Check out the Mondo poster for tomorrow's Fantastic Fest screening -- EXCLUSIVE

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Splundig vur thrigg, Earthlets!

If you recognize that reference to the Judge Dredd strip-spawning U.K. comic 2000ADand its alien editor “Tharg” — then you, like me, may have been waiting upwards of 35 years for a decent movie featuring Mega-City One’s top cop to arrive in cinemas (don’t get me started on the Sly Stone-starring 1995 fiasco).

Judging by the current Rotten Tomatoes rating for Dredd 3D — and my colleague Darren Franich’s enthusiastic review of the film in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly — that wait will end this Friday when the Karl Urban-toplined actioner hits screens across the country. However, lucky attendees of this year’s Fantastic Fest shindig in Austin, Tex., will be seeing the film tomorrow at a screening attended by Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and screenwriter Alex Garland. To mark the occasion, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique arm Mondo has commissioned a special poster by the artist Jock that will be available to purchase at Fantastic Fest (any unpurchased posters will be sold online.)

You can inspect said artifact above and, in larger form, below (along with the Dredd 3D trailer). I think you’ll agree it’s pretty zarjaz. READ FULL STORY

'Dredd' trailer: Reboot looks better than the Stallone version, anyhow

If you’re an American, then the whole notion of the upcoming dystopian thriller Dredd will probably confuse you. “Why on earth,” you ask plaintively, “would anyone want to remake Sylvester Stallone’s movie Judge Dredd, a film that is so bad, it makes Demolition Man look like Cobra?”

Ah, but if you’re British, you know that Judge Dredd is one of the great long-running characters in comic book history — a mysterious, fierce lawman in a dystopian future where policemen get to play judge, jury, and executioner. Dredd promises to stay truer to the comic book, and the ultraviolent plotline looks catchy: Dredd and a rookie cop have to fight their way through 200 floors of criminality to take down a drug lord played by Lena Headey, a.k.a. Cersei Motherf—ing Lannister. So basically think The Raid: Redemption, but with more growling. Check out the trailer: READ FULL STORY

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