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Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’

Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’

Before Alex Garland became one of the best science-fiction directors working today (see “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation”), he was best known as the screenwriter of such films as “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine,” “Never Let Me Go,” and “Dredd.” The latter was released in 2012 with Karl Urban in the leading role. While “Dredd” was released with Pete Travis credited as director, it’s common knowledge in the industry that it was Garland who saved the movie after Travis lost control of the project in post-production.

Karl Urban confirmed as much in March 2018 when he told JoBlo, “A huge part of the success of ‘Dredd’ is in fact due to Alex Garland and what a lot of people don’t realize is that Alex Garland actually directed that movie.”

Dredd” was not a box office hit at the time of release but has become a beloved cult favorite action movie in the years since.

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