On September 21st, 2012, we will see the return of Judge Dredd, in 3D of course. I’ve never seen the Sylvestor Stallone movie, but from what I’ve heard it’s pretty horrible. I mean, it had Rob Schneider as his side-kick, that automatically makes it a C-Rated movie. Unless the movie starred Adam Sandler, then there’s a little wiggle room; but I digress. This new Dredd movie looks pretty freaking amazing. SUPER violent, shot wonderfully, and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek, Chronicles of Riddick); who really is just a brilliant actor in everything he’s in. Alongside him is the great Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, Sarah Connor Chronicles) as the evil drug peddler ‘Ma-Ma.’
Below are some new pictures from the film, focusing on Urban and his chin.
Here’s a synopsis of the movie.
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 3D is directed by Pete Travis and will be coming at you September 21st, 2014.
Thanks to CBM for the images!
You should really give the original Judge Dredd a try – it’s a ridiculous action-comedy with so many memorable lines! With lots of action and gore it’s a pretty good flick, but Stallone’s over-the-top delivery make me laugh every time he opens his mouth.
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I really DO need to watch it. I will before I see the new one. I’m a huge Stallone fan anyway, I’m not really sure how this one ever slipped through the cracks. Thanks Chad!