Judgement is almost here. Dredd finally opens this month, bringing with it hell and some Raid-Worthy action. Besides a trailer here and there, not much has been seen of the lawman of the future, but it looks like the Mega City One marketing department has finally woken up, and served us with a new clip of ol’ stoney face.
The latest clip shows Judges Dredd and Anderson, in a quiet moment before they enter the Peach Trees block, and all hell breaks loose. Urban sounds like Eastwood, only rougher, juxtaposed next to the sincerity of Olivia Thirlby’s psychic Judge Anderson.
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.
Dredd hits our shores September 28.
Last Updated: September 4, 2012