Olivia Thirlby On Dredd 2: "A Girl Can Dream"

The Tribeca Film Festival have posted a video to their official website of Dredd 3D star Olivia Thirlby talking excitedly about the prospect for a sequel.

Since its disappointing opening weekend, Dredd has inspired some passionate fan support as those who saw and loved the film hope to motivate the studio into a sequel. If there's a "best-of" poll on the Internet, Dredd fans will be there, skewing the data in favor of the Karl Urban-starring adaptation of 2000AD's most popular antihero. Thirlby, apparently, appreciates the effort and is on board for a sequel.

"[The petition] is very exciting; I hope it goes somewhere," Thirlby said. "I'm a big fan of Dredd, the movie, I would love to have a sequel be made....I have no idea whether it's a reality or not but a girl can dream."

Check out the video below.

Olivia Thirlby talks 'DREDD' sequel at TFF 2014 from GHOST+COW FILMS on Vimeo.


Dredd generated $35 million worldwide on a $50 million budget -- and while home video, streaming and other sales have been significant, the biggest challenge facing a prospective sequel seems to be the numerous studios involved with production and distribution overseas, all of whom would have to sign off on terms of a sequel.

Star Urban, the film's producers and directors have been very open about their desire to see a second Dredd film and have talked openly about their attempts to get it made. Thirlby, who played the second lead in the film, has rarely been called upon to comment.