Sooo... after quite a wait*, and the release of DREDD looming in September, we're finally starting to get some real promotion out of Lion's gate. First up is Karl Urban in all his Judge Dredd glory.
*holy tap dancing Christ, I created this thread nearly a year ago, that was the last time there was real Dredd news to report!
Next we have the OFFICIAL movie poster, which just looks smashing, if I do say so.
(check out that R rating. Yessssssssssss)
And finally, recently John Wagner (creator, and lead comic writer, of Judge Dredd) got to watch a very nearly finished cut of the film. He had this to say.
“I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I’ve had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them – a little quibble at the beginning – have been addressed. And what a lot they’ve added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I’ve not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done – true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you’ll let me know what you think when you’ve seen it, but this has my recommendation.”
Apparently his 'little quibble' is how boring looking these trucks look in this officially released still frame.
So if the creator of Dredd (and one of my favorite comic writers btw) says this film captures the spirit of the original, I'm sold!
No trailer yet, but with the promotional machine finally turning, it can't be far away.
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