Dredd Producer Officially Refutes Director Was Sacked
Pete Travis is still part of an “unorthodox collaboration” says statement
Following the LA Times report last Friday that director Pete Travis had departed from the movie version of Dredd – the big screen adaptation of 2000AD character Judge Dredd – at the post production stage, Travis and producer.scripter Alex Garland have issued an official statement to clarify the situation:
“During all stages of the filmmaking, Dredd has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties. From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit. We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year.”
Well, fair enough. The proof is in the pudding. The film could be great. But you still can’t help feeling that “unorthodox collaboration” is a bit of euphemism.