In a violent future, lawmen called Judges have the right to arrest and sentence criminals on the spot. When one Judge gets trapped in a massive tower block, he has to fight his way to the top – doling out justice one bullet at a time.
Some 17 years ago, Sylvester Stallone
took to the screen as famed 2000 AD
character Judge Dredd. It was crap. In 2012, we’re preparing for an all new vision of the character, and this time it stands half a chance of being good.Dredd 3D
(of course), comes to screens from director Pete Travis
, who is best known for 2008s Vantage Point
. And he also worked on TV series Cold Feet,
just so you know. The film stars Kiwi actor Karl Urban
in the lead role, who will steadfastly wear the famed helmet of the character, meaning you should expect some excellent chin acting.
The story takes place in the sprawling Mega City One where a new drug called Slo-Mo is taking over the already ravaged streets. One side effect of the drug slows down time, resulting in balletic death when Dredd happens to come knocking during while you’re high. In the wake of a successful screening at Comic-con, the filmmakers released a clip from the film, showing just how violent things are set to get. The answer is very and our expressions were gleeful.Dredd
shot in native 3D in South Africa last year, and the visuals look very impressive indeed. Director Travis
was actually excluded from the editing process in favour of writer Alex Garland
, 28 Days Later
) but everything seems remarkably amicable, at least in public.Dredd 3D
also stars Lena Headey
, Olivia Thirlby
and Domhnall Gleeson
and if it lives up to the hype out of Comic-Con it should be one to look out for in September.