Earlier today, we got to see ten seconds of the upcoming Dredd film. And dammit people, that’s just not enough! The lawman of the future is coming, and considering how the film was shot on location in Cape Town (The perfect Mega City One hellhole!), we’re pretty damn excited so far for it.
So here’s more than ten seconds of footage. Here’s over 2 minutes of Karl Urban confirming that he is the law.
Talk softly and carry a big Lawgiver Mr Urban? Dredd looks pretty solid so far, and with a bulk of the action apparently influenced by the Indonesian action juggernaut that was The Raid, we’re more excited than we’re legally allowed to be.
That carries a ten year sentence in the Mega City One prisons, apparently. Dredd is out later this year, so prepare yourself, punks, for DA LAWAAH!
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets.
The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation.
A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan.
When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire.
With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
Last Updated: June 21, 2012