Getting yanked around by bad reporting...http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=47875
Pete Travis NOT Off Dredd After All?
Well, at least not according to Alex Garland and, er, Pete Travis. The La Times have updated their original story with a statement from the duo that cites an "unorthodox collaboration" for the confusion..
Fans feared the worst when word from The LA Times suggested that director Pete Travis had been asked to step away from the already finished shooting Dredd and locked out of the editing process. But now the site has update their story and if we go by Garland and Travis they seem to have gotten the wrong end of the truncheon..
Travis and Garland released a joint statement that read, "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."
They could just be downplaying this of course but for now we should take their word. I find when wires have been crossed like this the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I wouldn't be surprised if Travis is still on board in some capacity but there were arguments about the way the final film should come across and he probably had final word on the edit taken away. Of course that's just my guess! One way or the other it has to be seen as a relief that things are still moving forward.