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22/10/2002

Comic-based film company announce share offer

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2000 AD Films plc, a derivative of the popular British comic of the same name, have announced a share offer via the 2000 AD website, www.2000adonline.com.
2000 AD Films have been set up to develop and produce live action films based on a selection of the magazine's legendary characters and stories.
2000 AD's most famous character, 'Judge Dredd' (pictured), is the only strip so far from the magazine to have ever made it to the big screen - in the 1995 movie starring Sylvester Stallone - though the British sci-fi film 'Hardware' was based on a story from 2000 AD, and references to 2000 AD have been made in many other films.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, the home of 2000 AD magazine, said: "2000 AD has been responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring sci-fi storytelling and stunning graphic art that has been seen in the last quarter century, so it is surprising that in all that time there has only been one official feature-length adaptation of a 2000 AD character. 2000 AD Films plc gives us a chance to balance out that equation by realising the dreams of many a fan of the comic, including myself, and putting some of these great characters on the big screen, where they deserve to be. It also allows us to make sure that any 2000 AD adaptation will be faithful to the story it is drawn from, which has always been an important factor".
Though 2000 AD Films are currently keeping their cards close to their chests on which of the many 2000 AD properties they will be producing, it is expected that the first major projects from the new company will be announced soon.
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