Judge Dredd returns to the silver screen
'Futuristic neo-noir' action flick promised
Those of you still recovering from Sylvester Stallone's 1995 interpretation of Judge Dredd will have to wait until 2012 to see if Karl Urban can make a better hash of bringing the classic 2000 AD character to the silver screen.
Shooting on IM Global's $45m Dredd is set to kick off in South Africa later this year, and the company has just announced that Urban will be joined by Olivia Thirlby, who'll play "telepathic rookie cop" Cassandra Anderson.
IM Global teases: "Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot - if necessary.
"The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip."
The word on the street is that this time around, Judge Dredd's helmet will remain firmly on his head, as is only right and proper. ®
I know it's sad...
...but I actually quite LIKED the Judge Dredd movie. Thought it was OK, not brilliant, but a bit of fun.
Stallone was no better or worse than he normally was, and as films go, could have been a lot worse. Love the automated food vending machine:" Eat recycled food; It's good for the environment, and it's OK for you!"
Bring on Halo Jones!
Maybe they can finish that story?
You'll have to be subtler to get the 2000AD fans properly flaming.
Grud on a greenie. Too much wrong in one sentence.
"lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth"
No it isn't, and no it's not. And they use the phrase 'Street Judge' too. Oh grief.
It's not the only Mega-City, and the 'Cursed Earth' is the US wasteland, not the whole planet. Ballsed up from the first press release.
It's a lot better than people think
There was a fuss at first as they had tried to bring too many things in to the story, and there were changes to the setting, but as a whole the story did stick to the basic concepts and Stalone fitted the role quite well (with all those short extras around him to make him look taller).
Those who knock the movie have either never seen it, or watched it when it very first came out and had all the negative hype.