If there was one film this year that I am completely undecided on, it has to be Peter Travis’ Judge Dredd R-rated reboot, Dredd. On the one hand, IT’S JUDGE F#$@ING DREDD, is being written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and it has a whole lot of people in it whom I really like. People like Karl Urban, Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby. Also it was shot down here in Cape Town, which is instant brownie points, I believe.
On the other hand though, I still have to attend bi-weekly therapy sessions to get over the travesty that was the 1995 Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd film. You cut me deep, Sly. You cut me real deep.
Until a trailer drops though, and we get a proper look at the film, I guess I’ll just have stay stuck in geek limbo. But at least we have a couple new images to tide us over until then.
“Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) 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.
Last Updated: May 10, 2012