Judge Dredd reveals more details
The company selling the new Judge Dredd have revealed a few more details for the new version of the character on screen, and while there aren't any huge revelations it seems the standard formula for superheroes on screen, which Christopher Nolan proved, is being followed.
Dark, visceral, and more like the comic book version from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
That's great news for Judge Dredd fans, and while Karl Urban doesn't have the chin to be the exact double, that guy can really carry the attitude for the role, there's no doubt about that.
IM Global who are selling Judge Dredd, sorry Dredd, at the Toronto International Film Festival and had a little press release to tease us for the film, although there's nothing being revealed about the plot, we are getting a sense of the tone of the film, and it's darker, et al:
”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 Pete 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 release comes through IGN and Blastr and does promise the Dredd that people want to see, although why the dropping of the Judge part is beyond me, Judge Dredd is the instantly recognisable name for the character so why not stick with it? Why, because it might get confused with the previous Judge Dredd? Well everyone's going to realise this is a different version and surely tying into that iconic name would mean more?
Something else I didn't figure at the time was who Oliva Thirlby was playing, Judge Cassandra Anderson, a Judge with telepathy and the ability to sense danger as well as foresee events in the near future.
It's sounding okay so far, but still nothing Earth shattering. I want to find out some information on Alex Garland's script.