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New JUDGE DREDD Film Is Greenlit For Production By DNA FILMS!!!!!

Published at: Dec. 19, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... I fucking love 2000 AD. When it burst onto the comic scene, it was unlike anything I'd ever seen... and when Stallone was signed to play Judge Dredd... I was so fucking excited... And then the movie sucked sewer sludge and I wept... alot... cuz I felt so many people had seen this and just felt that the source material must be lame too... and it is not! 2000 AD is friggin greatness! And the production company behind SUNSHINE and 28 WEEKS LATER. We have no details as of yet (PLEASE JUDGE DEATH, PLEASE!) - but with the film set to go into production in 2009, you can bet we'll probably be hearing details shortly.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL PAGE! Rebellion and 2000 AD are proud to announce that Judge Dredd is coming to a cinema near you soon! Together with DNA Films, the movie production company behind such great sci-fi movies such as Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later, Judge Dredd will go into production in 2009. Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director said, ‘We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen.’ We’ll keep you up to date with breaking news as it happens!

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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I had chili for lunch.

    by Godovhellfire

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    SLY was a good DREDD...the film sucked!

    by ABking

    !!!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I AM...

    by Ravetin

    ..THE LAW!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    They blew it with the funny sidekick aspect

    by Alfie Boy

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Actually, the Sky-Clycle Chase was great.

    by cookylamoo

    I blame Armand Arsante who was as threatening as Woody Allen.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Only one man can play Dredd,,,

    by wookie1972

    John Wayne. I don't care if it's CGI, if they dig him up, John Wayne must be Dredd, or it's no go.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The first one did wonders for Rob Schneider's career...

    by santoanderson

    ... Must kill Danny Cannon.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    now *THIS* is a movie that begs to be

    by vaudeville villain

    rebooted. let's just keep dredd in his mask this time around, mmkay?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Frank Miller should write and direct

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    it'll be epic

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Stallone Judge Dredd is a guilty pleasure

    by KnightShift

    Yeah it could have been so much more, and it has its problems. But so help me, I can't help but watch it whenever it comes on television.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    You just know Dredd is gonna be played by...

    by Ravetin

    ...Vin. Judge Dredd was like a composite of everything that sucked about '90s actions films. I like how they pimp the other DNA films; Uunless this movie's another Boyle/Garland movie it'll blow as bad as the first.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Dredd will be.....

    by Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo

    Jason Statham. Or Ray Stevenson.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Michael Ironside....

    by santoanderson

    ... has a nice voice.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Finally, something worth rebooting

    by Citizin_insane

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Shia Labuffuffuh will play Dredd

    by KongMonkey

    and subsequently bury the franchise forever.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Oh for fuck's sake..............................................

    by crackerfarmboy

    Is this a reboot? Or a remake? What about a reimaging? Maybe a prequel? Or a midquel? Or perhaps it's a requel?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown!!!

    by MaxTheSilent

    You know it makes sense.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    KEEP THE FUCKING HELMET ON

    by quantize

    Sly just DID NOT GET IT

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Harry have they called you about playing Otto Sump?

    by quantize

    ...ok i know that was cruel..just a joke buddy

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    i only pray they don't go w/ the Diesel on this one...

    by vaudeville villain

    "stop thinking Mega-City One police, and start thinking Sony Playstation! blow shit up!'

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    man ,Otto Sump thats a hard diss, quantize

    by Ace of Knaves

    Knowles? ugliest man in the world, would we? ouch

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown? HELL YEAH

    by catlettuce4

    That is fucking perfect. Which means, sadly, it'll never happen.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    could not be happier

    by Ace of Knaves

    Love dredd. First encountered him in that first batman team up, have since collected most of the eagle color reprint series and a bunch of "dredd rules!" . I even liked the stallone movie when it came out (i was 11) and deeply cherished the sega game that accompanied it. I canno be more plesed that Dredd, The Shadow, and the Phantom are all getting second chances at cinematic glory.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Cool.

    by digitalcos

    The first one coulda been great. They certainly nailed the costume and the look of the film. Stallone shoulda been awesome... then he took the helmet off.<p>Yeah, I know, you don't cast Stallone then hide his face the entire movie, but, c'mon.<p>I'm not even gonna start on Rob Schneider.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Get Stallone to reprise the role...

    by The Dum Guy

    Maybe, not.<br><br>A no-name would be fine, if they leave the helmet on.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    This time, do it right.

    by kabong

    Oh, why bother even to hope?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Stallone was perfect casting...

    by m_reporter

    ... but he had to take that goddamned helmet off!<p> I say give it to Aaron Eckhart, hes got the chin and hes actually a good actor.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Better be a reboot...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...The Stallone version sucked the cock of a crackhead who was already in the process of sucking another crackhead's cock.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    I generally don't like Stallone, but he does fit the part

    by br1947

    As other have said, he was good as Dredd, it was just the rest of the film that blew. It was way too campy/comedic. Can't really think of anyone to play him today. Most action actors today are rail thin, need someone with some bulk.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Stallone fits the part even more now

    by Power_Girl

    Because he has aged since. I bet the producers want to distance themselves though.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    The problem with the 1995 film...

    by MetalMickey

    ..is that the entire plot was fixed around Stallone removing Dredd's helmet. That said, the practical ABC Warrior robot was FUCKING AMAZING. Dredd sez Ray Stevenson for Joe!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Obvious Man Says No To Stallone...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    Yes to Mickey Rourke. Honestly. Stallone can't act at all. Rourke can.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    PLEASE NO ROB SCHNEIDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mullah Omar

    With this film, I cemented my hatred for Rob Schneider.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    VINNIE JONES FOR DREDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Playkins

    Please, oh please, oh please.......

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Wasnt...

    by Playkins

    Dredd SOPPOSED to be British? Or.... the equivalent? I thought Megacity 1 was future London?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    The ABC warrior robot WAS amazing...

    by King Conan

    the whole look of the film was perfect. The suit, the helmet, the bike, the lawgiver. The SCRIPT sucked unfortunately. Once it was on cable and I watched the first half hour with the tv on mute and it was so incredible looking. I remember in the theatre when Dredd first told the criminals in that building.."Throw down your weapons and prepare to be judged!!" ...my mouth hit the floor and I thought it was gonna be a sick movie. Too bad it was all downhill after that scene.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Stallone owned the part, the movie blew though.

    by Mike_D

    he should play dredd again.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE...

    by HBO

    Judge Dredd was awesome, I AM THE LAW... The fuck is wrong with you Harry. This post brought to you by HBO.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Everyone is also forgetting...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    the luscious, sexitudinous Diane Lane, who starred in the '95 film as well...and doesn't look a day older (or less sexy) today!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd was better than Superman Returns

    by DigitalDong

    Eat it bitches, you know its true.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Playkins

    by BILLY_MAYS_HERE_WITH_OXYCLEAN

    Dredd's American as Apple Pie. Mega-City 1 is in East Coast USA. God This is one of my favorite comic book characters, PLEASE BE GOOD

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I'm the god damn Judge Dredd

    by mithrandir16

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    am i the only one

    by brokenheadstuff

    who didn't hate the hell out of it?? i'm asking because i didnt read any of your comments and barely a few subject lines.. i could've but i'm sooooo layZ i know a little about the source matl, seen a few pages of the comic, played the genesis game.. but probably have most of the same complaints for the stallone movie as most of you -comedic sidekick; Slys Face; ... but really loved some of it too... Asante was cool /ABC robot/ evil german dude always forget his name/ Slys voice with helmet ON/ Angel cannibals/ diane lanes perfect ASS

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Stallone sucked, as usual...

    by BurnHollywood

    Motherfucker had 1 1/2 movies in him (meaning the Rocky series).<p> No shit...when he insisted on removing Dredd's helmet...did it surprise anyone? The Suck had to hit maximum, and stay there. What a prick.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Wheres all the sniveling about remakes?

    by JackRabbitSlim

    And Diane Lane didnt show her bodacious ta-tas in the 1996 version - there's definite room for improvement.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Oh, and another thing...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Could you fucking Gen-Ys stop getting your panties wet over garbage that made us Gen-Xs go apeshit and treating it like it meant something other than the the profit-sucking Nineties disaster area it truly was? Stallone's DREDD slurped my granny's panties...and she was dead twenty or so years by that time. Move on.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    The remake needs Diane Lane's DSLs again

    by Groothewarrior

    gotta have tits with the explosions too ya know

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    2000 AD

    by NivekJ

    When you get the chance, Google "2000AD," Wikipedia it, whatever. When I discovered 2000AD, the synopses of those stories were more entertaining than most comics I read at the time. Read more about it; you owe it to yourself as a geek. Ooh, that, and TVTropes. The Web is addictive.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    John Hamm....

    by antifyre3000

    ...he can do Cap America AND Dredd, can't he???

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Not a reimagining. Hopefully just doing it right..

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...This time. First one was a giant piece of shit and the source material is too good to waste.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST

    I AM DA LAW!

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Someone needed to say that. I would also like to see a Judge Death but my favorite Judge Dredd story is the Cursed Earth. I would love to see that on the big screen. So, if you guys do it, please put Jimmy Carter's face on Mount Rushmore, that would make my day.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST

    VINNIE JONES, SECONDED

    by DOGSOUP

    Keep Portland Weird

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Let Stallone direct. He would be PERFECT.

    by Mr. Waturi

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd and Congo

    by antonphd

    My two big guilty pleasures that summer. Too bad they couldn't just use Stallone again. He's better now for the part than he was then. As for Mickey Rourke... Judge Death? Hehe. Looks the part already. But if they go with Statham and do it right... if he keeps the helmet on... then I'll be happy.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    WTF did I just say???

    by antonphd

    Jason Statham??? I need to sleep. I don't know where that came from. He can do the acting and action but his voice does not work. Can not work.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    "When I discovered 2000AD..."

    by Ravetin

    "...the synopses of those stories were more entertaining than most comics I read at the time." <p> you're not fucking kidding, I like this: Weakened by the effects of Block Mania, Mega-City One is attacked and invaded by the forces of East-Meg One. Almost half the city (400 million people) are killed in nuclear strikes. Many more die from radiation sickness, starvation and cold. The Mega-City Judges are unable to strike back as the Sov city is protected by a dimensional force field. Instead, the Judges fight a guerilla war, eventually culminating in the destruction of East-Meg One when Dredd captures a Sov missile bunker. </p> <p> And this: Judge Death, an alien superfiend from another dimension, arrives in Mega-City One. Believing all life is a crime, he embarks on a killing spree before being caught and imprisoned. </p> <p> Fuck me: "Sabbat the Necromagus re-animates the corpses of the dead and uses them to attack the world's Mega-Cities, leading to the deaths of billions." Jesus Christ I need to get back into comics. </p>

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Sly was good. It was the screenplay that was cack.

    by Mr Nicholas

    This should be better.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen would be excellent...

    by Kal Reeve

    as Judge Dredd.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd......

    by Bill da Butcher

    Gerard Butler.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Or......

    by Bill da Butcher

    Give it to a complete unknown and use the budget wisely.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Did someone say Clancy Brown?

    by DC Films

    That's a name we don't hear often enough - one of the most underated actors around. Whatever he appears in, he makes it much better (like Sean Connery). The man has real gravity.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:19 a.m. CST

    They should stick to the comics' style, even if---

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ---it has to be over-the-top and therefore seems campy (which the comics are). Keep the ridiculous costumes THE SAME!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST

    JUDGE DEATH Is One of the Greatest Comic Villains...

    by alucardvsdracula

    Why he hasn't been brought to the screen by now is a mystery, a riddle, a puzzle, a christmas box with a feted turd waiting inside dripped out of Stallones saggy old asshole. Anyway DEATH vs DREAD BRING THIS FUCKER ON.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST

    That's awesome.

    by veebeeyes

    Iloved the first movie and always wanted to see more Judge Dredd movies. Any word on whether or not Rob Schneider will be back?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    BALE for DREDD!!!

    by Droid

    "II AAAAMMMM TTTHHHHEEEEE LLAAAAWWWW"

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    FINALLY, getting the right property to REMAKE!!!

    by onezeroone

    That's what you should be remaking, botched adaptations that deserve a better treatment in stead of cult classics that just can't be topped.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man was a guilty pleasure.

    by Amy Chasing

    Judge Dread was just craaaaaaap! <P> Ron Pearlman could do Dread.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Would they be daring enough

    by theyreflockingthisway

    to not show Dredd's face? Correct me if I'm wrong (I've never read 2000AD) but isn't it true that in the comic he has never been seen without his helmet on? <br><br> I'd think that would be quite interesting if they did that in the film. But then what actor would sign up for that? I hope there's someone out there willing to hide their face for the entire film (or they could just hire an unknown). <br><br>

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    MARK STRONG for DREDD

    by Droid

    He needs a starring role ASAP. No longer should he be relegated to making the likes of Leo look good.<p>Say it with me...<p>MARK STRONG for DREDD!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Titus Pullo!

    by David Cloverfield

    If not him, Clancy Brown! If not him, Rouke! That's all I have to say.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    The helmet

    by evil twin

    Will come off and the film will be shite.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    keep vinnie jones away

    by TinSpider

    That guy is shit and plays vinnie jones in everything he's in.<br> Clancy Brown.. now that's a good choice. He's around the right height and has the right face. JUST KEEP THE FUCKING HELMET ON AND NONE OF THIS BROTHERLY LOVE SHIT! <br> Oh, and not just Judge Death, but Fear, Mortis and Fire too.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by IForgotAbout19

    Something new to complain about! I cain't hurdly wait!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    SLY was a good DREDD?!!!

    by spider_neil

    ha ha ha ha ha!!! oh wait, you're serious!! ha ha ha ha ha!!! 'I AM...DA LAW!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    What derailed the movie was the subplot..

    by emeraldboy

    about aramand assante being Judge Dreads brother. Great looking movie. Rob Schneider is annoying.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Ron Pearlman has never been shy of hiding his face...

    by ManEatingFish

    ... and he definately has a chin that can carry the role of Dredd. Or another famous chin - Bruce Campbell

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5 a.m. CST

    This is how it should be.....

    by Gabba-UK

    .....but of course won't be. The story should be a three film series based on the Democracy story-arc with the second film concentrating on Necropolis. Chopper should feature prominently in all three film and used as a story telling device to keep Dread on the course of what he believes to be right. The first person on the crew of the film to mention a sidekick other than PSI-Judge Anderson or Hershey must be hung and their body displayed on set as a warning to those who are stupid. Ron Pearlman as Dread as he is professional and smart enough to know that keeping the helmet on is needed. John Hurt should be the voice of a fully realised Rob Bottin created Death. Ludivine Sagnier or a blond haired Eva Green as Anderson with Carrie-Ann Moss as Hershey. Keep the Angel Family as far from the thing as is possible. The most important thing is this. The Director MUST be a non-American. British preferably but someone who understands irony and pathos and dark humour. Not saying there isn't any American directors who don't but the only ones I'd trust to direct this flick wouldn't be interested in it and not want to change it. But as we all know this isn't going to happen...... unless Christopher Nolan wants to do it that is.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    And yes...

    by Gabba-UK

    I know Nolan is an Aussie...

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    My Left Foot for Dredd

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Bring me...

    by Turtle_Z

    ... the Apocalypse War. If they made this I'd piss my pants right there in the theatre :)

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Sly would have made a good Dredd..

    by Stalkeye

    ..if only he had kept his helmet on throughout the Movie.Egotistical bastard.Oh, and the story sucked donkey dick not to mention the soundtrack, what no Anthrax?(If I recall,the band was huge fans of the Dredd comics to the point of having his face on one of their album covers.)<p>Yeah this one is worth a remake, moreso than Hulk or Punisher.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:21 a.m. CST

    by ScotiaNova

    Gabba-UK You know Nolan is an Aussie?, since when? (was he an Aussie I mean not when you "knew").

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell for Dredd..!

    by workshed

    Someone had to say it. Might as well be me. Let's face the facts - that chin would go great with that helmet.! Was kinda hoping Aronowsky would let him be Robocop too. Ah well, we can but dream.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Blimey...

    by Gabba-UK

    Shows up my ignorance don't it?!!! I'm trying remember now how I'd heard we was from Oz. Well, I'd never claim I was above admitting I was wrong.... Now if we could only get Rothman and Fox to say that we'd be happier geeks.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Sly's Dredd wasn't that bad.

    by disfigurehead

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Angel Gang

    by Captain RawBeard

    The new Judge Dredd film should be a re-boot like Batman Begins. Would be cool if they started it with Dredd fresh from Academy. <br> <br> The story should focus on the Angel gang running riot in the city and with Mean Machine are pretty much unstoppable until Dredd steps it up sealing his rep as the most feared Judge in Mega City One. Scatter film with hints of Judge Death.<br> <br> Personally I would like to see a Rogue Trooper film. And a film about Chopper with a Judge Dredd cameo.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Dredd black?

    by ScotiaNova

    Original arist (not the creator) Mike McMahon has said that he originally drew Dredd as being black (hence the distinctive jawline) and as the strip was in black and white his ethnicity went away. So . . . why not go black?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Workshed someone did have to say it. And I did!!!

    by ManEatingFish

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:41 a.m. CST

    I knew it

    by Cobb05

    Hollywood is now remaking movies that flopped. So get ready for Howard the Duck and Ishtar to be remade.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    "Crime isss commited by the living...therefore life isss a crime

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Love Judge Death!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Mega city one was always new york

    by mynamesdan

    there was a wasteland between there and texas- where the judges all wear cowboy-helmets. i say give it to blur studios. sly can still voice it but clint eastwood was always the original dredd/ no matter what the 2000AD bots said ten years ago. look at him. he's dirty harry. it was only a contractual obligation movie first time around. from the same contract that brought you demolition man, daylight and cliff hanger (i think it was a five picture deal- can anyone illuminate/ correct me on this?) anyhow- sly was on a pay-or-play so the time was never invested in the character. they robbed us all and themselves with the first Judge dredd movie- it could have spawned a franchise like Blade or now the terminator- but they really messed it up. mean machine looked good though.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Sly showed respect

    by ScotiaNova

    I think it's fair to say that Sly tried to push Dredd closer to the source material (he pushed for the comic covers over the opening titles (at least that's what they said at the time)).

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST

    JUDGE CHILD STORY WOULD BE GREATNESS

    by npjs55

    The movie was dreadful, Stallone was wrong, too jokey, helmet should have stayed on. Judge death has to be in it.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    You know what I love about the original?

    by Gilkuliehe

    That MARCH by Alan Silvestri. Man that fucker can write catchy.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Sam Elliot for dredd!

    by npjs55

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Oh and re: Mark Strong.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Fuckin' A that guy deserves a starring role. He was tits in Stardust, super suave in Body of Lies and classy as fuck in Rocknrolla. The guy is starting to grow on me. I don't think he's a good idea for Dredd though...

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Best day when 2000ad got delivered in early 80's!

    by npjs55

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    2000AD

    by PrincessLeias_Poohole

    Is the greatest British comic of all time.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    AS long as we're adapting 80s comics...

    by wookie1972

    John Hamm would make a perfect Reuben Flagg (yeah, I know American Flagg! ripped off Dredd left and write, but it was still really cool). Bruce Campbell would also be good, but he's probably too old by now. 20 years ago, he would have been spot on.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    The jigsaw man can have a cameo!

    by npjs55

    That was a great story.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    ABC Warriors

    by PrincessLeias_Poohole

    I would love to see an ABC warrior film, or Rouge Trouper would be cool to.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    scott patterson or tom jane maybe?..

    by RockLobster800

    I thought this was due a rebootabout time too-now that we get good directors doing comics adaptations hopefully it will land in the hands of someone who actually understands the material (at the satirical intentions behind most of it)and will finally get the screen treatment it deserves (imagine if Paul Verhoeven got his hands on it....ooooh baby). And yeah, Judge Death and ALL the Dark Judges should be the villains-the necopolis storyline has cinematic written all over it...and Dredds moral ambiguity as a facist cop is compelling enough on its own if handled properly. Dredd would be better suited to a tv series actually, but it would need to be on HBO with all the violence and controversial storylines you could get out of it....let the casting speculation begin! I would bet some one like Scott Patterson would be good for it, but he only really has the look...I dunno about the voice. Tom Jane maybe if we can bury the punisher memories...orrrr adam baldwin. Anyone else?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    damn-ran the first two sentences together

    by RockLobster800

    sorry everybody!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    re: ABC Warriors

    by ScotiaNova

    The Dredd production was so inept that they hired a 2000ad artist for production work and he "designed" the big Pawn Shop robot which the producers proudly showed to the 2000ad fowk and then had to pay to license the ABC Warriors . . .

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    The Dude From ROME Would Be A Good Judge Dredd

    by LaserPants

    I haven't seen the new Punisher yet, but that guy who played him looks the part; much more than Sly who is all of 3 feet tall and borderline retarded.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    FOR A 90S MOVIE DREDD WASN'T SO BAD

    by BringingSexyBack

    The only annoying things were Rob Schneider and Armand Assante. The rest was fine. If you gotta rape something from my childhood, just rape those two parts!!! <P> P.S.: Sunshine was one damned fine movie. Should've done Dark Knight box office. Although the villain is kinda like the batvoice - definitely a mistake but didn't ruin the whole thing.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this time around it wont SUCK!

    by Arcangel2020

    I am with you Harry! 2000 AD was a terrific series of Comics that I read when I was young kid in the Military stationed in Germany and working long, boring 12 hour shifts in communications and helping to keep the world safe from the "Evil Empire" 2000 AD and Judge Dredd along witht the ABC Warriors had terrific stories and were a blast to read. I too had high hopes for the 1995 movie that came out only to be sorely and terribly disappointed by the crap it truely was!! I hope that this time around? A lot more care and thought will go into the planning, pre-and-post production, special effects, storyline AND above all else..the casting of this new film!! I want to see a gritty sci-fi film taken from the pages of AD 2000 and made into something the old fans can appreciate and get the people who have never read or heard of 2000 AD & Judge Dredd excited and happy to see.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Sly DID NOT FUCKING GET IT...

    by quantize

    If you read 2000AD you understand the helmet is an essential part of the character..the dude sent his mother to jail in early issues for chrissakes! Trying to humanize Dredd by showing his face basically goes against everything in the comics and the humor of zero tolerance policing in a fucked up future. BTW 2000AD is THE fucking coolest comic on the planet...always has been..always will be.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    ..btw it wasnt his real mother

    by quantize

    i know THAT

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    GERARD BUTLER AS KING LEONIDAS AS JUDGE DREDD

    by BringingSexyBack

    He's fine in roles with a mask on. See Phantom for a preview.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Slaine movie

    by Gelatinousman

    or even better Marshall Law.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy is Judge Dredd!!!

    by tonagan

    This will be his year!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Like a Batman flick, this can SUCK or be GREAT!!!

    by JDanielP

    I'm with Harry on this one. I, too, had such high hopes for the original and was let down. (Even so, I STILL have it on dvd.) If they actually do it right, they'll be rewarded with plenty of repeat business...and the results of expanding curiosity. Do it wrong...and it's back to the bargain bin at your local Wal-mart.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Good thing Dredd is being made by the brits

    by pipergates

    Cause the yanks sure screwed it up. Since its supposed to be set in future america, the actor could be an american, but i kind of prefer some big brit like Stevenson Or Vinnie Jones. Bring on the Angel Gang and Judge Death too!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Think of it like Batman in a Star Wars Universe...

    by JDanielP

    ...and maybe you'll have a hint of this property's potential. -Yes, it could be THAT huge. BELIEVE IT!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Judge Cal

    by Cagliostro

    They had a great story line taken right from 2000ad in the first film and they had to fuck it up by replacing Judge Cal with Armand Asante. I say it's ripe for a remake. Nowadays they could pull off a pretty decent CGI Judge Death as well.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Good News Everyone!

    by Sparhawk38

    This is good news...I am just sayin'

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    The '95 movie is a guilty pleasure for me...

    by Darkman

    ...and others, I'm sure. Don't deny it. <br><br> The cheesy/serious delivery of "I AM the law!". Armand Assante's Stallone impression. Silvestri's fantastic score. "Bitch!" - "Judge Bitch!". <br><br> I'm sure this new one will be more faithful, but I could never hate the 1995 movie.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Haha ScotiaNova

    by half vader

    That young artist was Chris Halls (when he did 2000ad stuff), better known to us now as Chris Cunningham (and if you don't know who that is -considering your regurgitation of that story I'm guessing you don't- you should be ashamed!). That ABC Warrior was fucking awesome. Your black Dredd story is cool. Never heard that one. But yeah like others have said, the essence of Dredd (Black or white) was always Eastwood, and he was always a fascist prick! <p> Cunningham also did Mean Machine (who he'd drawn for 2000ad) which no-one has even mentioned from the look of it (aside from a ref to the Angel gang). I think he worked on Dredd's helmet too but I'm a bit foggy on that one. <p> As for the whole payment thing, Cannon was a fan of Hammerstein and wanted to use him, so it's not like he wasn't aware. Maybe he just didn't tell the producers!... And yes "designed" is fair. The comic design could just have been a man-in-suit, but Cunningham made it look like an actual robot. I'm trying to remember but I think Cunningham had already done Alien 3 and Maybe Nightbreed by then? Hadn't started working with Kubrick yet though I don't think.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    JUDGE DREDD VS. JUDGE JUDY

    by BringingSexyBack

    "I am the law!!!" <P> "Young man, you wish you were the law."

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Do the Judge Fish story!

    by half vader

    Come on you gutless wonders!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Batman...

    by J.B.M.A.

    ...will give Dredd back the Lawmaster (sorry; Batpod) that he stole off him to such great effect for his own movie...

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:19 a.m. CST

    BR1947 - "too campy"?!

    by half vader

    You've never read the comic, have you?!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    You know how they'll get my money?

    by half vader

    If they put Walter the Wobot, fwend of Dwedd in there. <p> Fuck yes I'd pay to see that!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    It will never work

    by DannyOcean01

    Because they won't keep the helmet on.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Oh it definately needs alot of camp, just not that much

    by br1947

    probably would have been ok if they had killed all the Rob Schneider stuff. His character took it from goofy fun to just plain stupid

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    EDDIE MURPHY AS JUDGE DREDD.

    by alice 13

    and eddie murphy as the jury. and eddie murphy as the executioner. and eddie murphy as the plaintiff. and eddie murphy as the defendant. and eddie murphy as the prosecuting attorney. and eddie murphy as the public defender. and eddie murphy as the young hot sexy law student that eddie murphy the prosecuting attorney falls in love with. and eddie murphy as the stenographer. etc, etc, etc...

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    RON PERLMAN AS DREDD!!!

    by magnius

    Please!! Ron Perlman would make an excellent Dredd

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I AM THE LAW!

    by Judge Briggs

    Shia LaBeouf for Dredd!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    ...and this movie will be different from the last...how??

    by grampageezer

    Actors are vain people otherwise they wouldn't want their faces splashed across a 40 foot high screen so every pore can be scrutinized - and they surely don't want it covered up with a mask. Therefore, this will be just another movie where the director will find a reason for the actor who plays the superhero to only have to wear his mask 5 percent of the time. I hope they get it somewhat right though this time around - But I'm sure they'll fall back to the old formula by signing Chris Rock or Chris Tucker as Dredd's comic sidekick, and probably make Dredd a thin 23 year old heart-throb with a romantic twist to the story to get the women to buy tickets. Now if they only would use something like Simon Bisley's version of Judge Dredd facing off Judge Death as inspiration, that would make a good flick.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I agree with magnius

    by grampageezer

    Ron Perlman WOULD make an excellent Dredd!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Hey BringingSexyBack. Dude.....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    you just made me spray beer out my nose all over my monitor.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    ATTENTION YANKS!!

    by the grev

    Rebellion have been releasing big chunky 300+ page collections of Dredd's comic strips in the order they were originally published in 2000AD. They're up to about 11 volumes already and they're available on Amazon US. The first couple of volumes are a bit rough and ready as the writers found their feet but if anyone in the US wants to see what all the fuss is about, now you can.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    One more thing....

    by grampageezer

    ....and Ron Perlman doesn't care if you can't see his face either.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Ssssssssssss

    by the grev

    Thissss hassss been a public ssserviccce announcccment on behalf of judge Deathhh

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I found nothing wrong with....

    by Maegnarval

    The First Judge Dredd movie & enjoyed it! Jason Statham, Gerard Butler, Mickey Rourke & even Dwayne 'the rock' Johnson come to mind to play Dredd this time but of course would love Stallone to do it again!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones for Judge Death!

    by Gilkuliehe

    And an unknown voiced by someone else for Dredd, Vader style. That way no egos will take the mask off.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Christopher Eccleston as Judge Death!

    by KnightShift

    Can anyone else see that as a perfect fit?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    DO they have the rights to all the 2000 AD stuff?

    by wookie1972

    If so, they should do Nemesis The Warlock. Imagine what Del Toro and the Henson crew could do with that. Or else Ballad Of Halo Jones, although I can't think of a good actress for the lead. Billie Piper maybe? (that sound you hear is Alan Moore grumbling about another character he'd have to complain about being ruined by a movie)

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Statham as Dredd + Eccelston as Death

    by LazyEagle

    = Great Movie

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Soooooo...

    by dingleberryjerry

    We're remaking stuff from the mid-90's now? I sense a remake of Pulp Fiction coming.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I am officially declaring myself....

    by dingleberryjerry

    The AICN talkback killer!! Every time I post something, no one posts anything after me!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Jason Statham is the only actor I would cast as Dredd.

    by Leafar the Lost

    I would then cast Mickey Rourke as Judge Death, and some hot bitch as Judge Anderson. Just don't give her too many lines.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    John Wayne woudn't care if his face was half obscured...

    by wookie1972

    Get a body double to do the actual filming, get ILM or WETA to do the best damn CGI ever, and do the voice with a synth or impressionists. I'm telling you, it will kill.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    My thoughts

    by Rogue Trooper

    The first Dredd movie could have been a whole lot worse. If I watch it now and accept that it’s an interpretation of Dredd then it’s not so bad. I think the worst aspects off the first film were Dredd’s sense of humour (he doesn’t have one), Dredd’s relationship with Judge Hershey (Judges kissing?! I think not!) and Dredd taking his helmet off. As for casting I see a lot of British actors names being banded about. The nationality of the actor isn’t so important as the fact that Dredd be played as American. Casting wise I think there’s two ways to go – if it’s a live action movie go with a no-name actor that’s happy keeping the helmet on, if it’s an animated feature then that opens up the field and gets rid of the ego element Off the top of my head I think Neill Blomkamp would be a great director for a Dredd film. Or how about Paul Verhoeven maybe? (RoboCop was a pretty good Dredd rip-off, why not let him loose on the real thing). Whoever it is they should be familiar with the source material and back story. 2000AD is a great source of stories; I’m surprised that more movies haven’t been made yet. The Ballad of Halo Jones would make for an interesting trilogy and of course I’d like to see Rogue Trooper on the screen in one form or another. One other movie based on a 2000AD story has been made – the under rated Hardware directed by Richard Stanley which was based on a 2000AD story called Shok!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Oh I have the perfect Dredd, seriously.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Ready? Here it goes: PADDY CONSIDINE. Take that, casting agencies!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    helmet

    by cyberskunk

    Was it indeed Sylvester's decision that the helmet come off? I thought I'd read in a Q&A with him on here that he'd just as soon the helmet had stayed on so he wouldn't have needed to wear blue contact lenses.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    The biggest problem with the original movie was

    by wookie1972

    that Dredd and Rico were supposed to be clones, but they didn't look anything alike! On the other hand, no movie with Max Von Sydow can be all bad.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    The biggest problem with the original movie was

    by wookie1972

    that Dredd and Rico were supposed to be clones, but they didn't look anything alike! On the other hand, no movie with Max Von Sydow can be all bad.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    GET THE 2000AD SENSE OF HUMOUR RIGHT

    by Ray Gamma

    ...and everything else will fall into place. Judge Dredd, as written by John Wagner, is one of the most sarcastic, witty, black-humoured future comic stories ever written. What other comicbook would have Otto Sump's 'GET UGLY!' craze taking a future city by storm? (a fad where the entire population of Mega-City One starts getting plastic surgery to make themselves brutally deformed and, well, ugly!) </P> <P> This morbidly jaded vibe of the Judge Dredd universe was compeltely absent from the Stallone 'Dredd' movie, and it's the main reason fans of 2000AD and Dredd were so disappointed with that attempt to make a Dredd film. It was as though someone who had never read a single copy of 2000AD had been given a budget and some props and just went ahead and made an action film. It completely missed the whole point. And as much as I like Stallone, he is not Dredd. Dredd is more Clint Eastwood (obviously Eastwood is too old and highbrow anyway to do it, but Wagner wrote him to be Eastwood.)

  • The trailer music for Judge Dread (reused later many times, notably on Lost in Space's trailer) was outstanding, and it always bewildered my why he was replaced with Alan Silvestri--a fine composer but his score was not nearly as awesome as the brief composition that Goldsmith had written. Oh yeah, the ABC robot in that movie looked awesome, but instead of being Robocop2 he was just a big bland prop with no personality. I'd have killed to hear him talk with James Earl Jones's voice (as I was sure that's what Jones had been cast to do until he basically read an opening crawl to us).

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    PS NO FUCKING WAY

    by Ray Gamma

    DO NOT give the part to Jason Statham or Vinnie Jones or some other beefnecked non-actor. Can you imagine Vinnie Jones hamming up the accent? Dredd is a native of a future east-coast America metropolis, not Albert Square. </P> <P> It actually has to be someone who is quite haggard and weather-beaten, who is also able to really act, in a jaded, sarcastic tone. If he hadn't already done Hellboy I would suggest Ron Perlman for the role, he's already the physical embodiment of Judge Dredd, right there in the flesh. Oh fuck it, give Perlman a call. He should do it.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    The Stallone Judge Dredd is not horrible

    by Quake II

    It has some problems, but the production design is amazing. I felt it was too light to be rated R. It felt like a PG-13 movie. Should have had tons of gore and less of Stallone's face. Overall I think it is decent. Shit, I may put it in right now. Love the prison escape, Robot activation and prisoner transport crash stuff.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    And the PS2 GameCube X-Box Dredd game

    by Quake II

    although it got some mediocre reviews kept me happy for a couple weeks. One of the better first-person games I played on the GameCube. That game had everything the movie didn't...gore, sick, twisted humor and Judge Death as a villian. That fucker was HARD to kill.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    ray stevenson is dredd

    by bacci40

    and he gets to use his real accent...you guys know that i am right

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    At least Stallone admits

    by Series7

    That he didn't think the film was good. Either way I still liked parts of the first film. <P> Eat recycled food, its ok for you and good for the planet.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    bacci40: Dredd is NOT British...

    by wookie1972

    MegaCity One is a British writer's conception of North America. Dredd is supposed to be the all-american cop.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Straight to DVD

    by Zeegloo

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Actually, the "original" Dredd was based on...

    by wookie1972

    David Carradine in Death Race 2000.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Bacci40

    by abetyler

    I totally agree on Stevenson man.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones for Death

    by McFlyWalker

    You only need to think of his Buffy "gentleman" role or the "pale man" in Pans Labyrinth to know he'd nail. Lance Henriksen as Chief Judge.............& how about Jack Coleman as Dredd himself, since Dredd isn't a meathead in the comics

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Gilkuliehe RE: Mark Strong

    by Droid

    Yeah, I know. He's wrong for Dredd, but I've just decided to start pimping him for every leading role until he actually gets one. Hollywood need to get their head out of ass.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Other 2000AD projects

    by Captain RawBeard

    Jason Statham would not make a good Dredd but he would make a fantastic Rogue Trooper.<br> <br> I would also like to see a hard R rated Slaine movie.<br> <br> Bruce Campbell as Sam Slade: Robot Hunter <br> <br> Stronium Dog and Harlem Heroes would make great films too.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    In that case you have my blessing, good sir.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Strong for Dredd!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Jason Statham vs. Clancy Brown =

    by robert.thekilled

    Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death. Think about it...problem solved.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    wookie1972....i dont know

    by bacci40

    but when i read the original series, i heard brit accents when the characters spoke....i know they aint supposed to be brits, but that is what i heard...romans werent brits either...but a brit accent always works when portraying romans...and stevenson would be inspired casting....punisher sucked, but he made a great frank castle

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    bacci40

    by wookie1972

    WE'll have to agree to disagree. We can all agree that Stallone was wrong, but Dredd is American, pure and simple. He's the ultimate American fascist police officer, DIrty Harry meets Batman on a very bad day. The reason brit accents works for playing Romans is because we have no idea what Romans sounded like. Having Brits (Stevenson is Northern Irish, btw, technically British, but not really) in the US would just be silly.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Stallone vs Brown.

    by lfhlaw

    Though yeah Rob Schneider was really really annoying in film and the plot could've been better. Stallone was fine in the part, the script blew chunks. Now It would be interesting to see Stallone back and Clancy Brown as the Judge Death.... Stallone vs Brown...Now That's something I'd love to see.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown for Death? are you missing the fact that...

    by ManEatingFish

    ... Judge Death makes Posh (Beckham) Spice look FAT!!! see http://tinyurl.com/a3am6d for all you people who don't seem to know what Judge Death looks like

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I don't think even the late , great Stan Winston...

    by ManEatingFish

    .. could pull off making Clancy Brown into Judge Death!!! What next Kevin James as Judge Mortis!!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Sly's Dredd...

    by Turtle_Z

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I thought originally one of the models for Dredd

    by dogrobber

    was Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry (not that it really matters). While physically a Thomas Jane type is a good match whoever (whomever? whosoever? whomsoever?)is cast (no matter their nationality) does need to portray Dredd with a distinctive deep voice similar to the aformentioned Brown, Ironside, Perlman, or Michael Wincott.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ...Was a Massive Pile of Wank!

    by Turtle_Z

    I walked out of the cinema apologising to my Mrs for dragging her to see it. I wanted to chop Danny Cannon's alls off. I've watched it twice more since (on the telly) just to prove to myself how bad it was. Ok, if you aren't an old time Dredd fanboy like me, and if the film is your only real exposure to Dredd, maybe it wasn't so bad. But for me they might aswell have sacrificed my childhood right up there on the screen. It was as bad if not worse than Highlander 2... and if anyone says that wasn't bad they need sterilising for the good of the human race.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    Appearances in comic without helmet

    by Hotscot

    As far as I'm aware. Dredd has been seen without his helmet twice. Way back in the early days he used a face changing device to change his look when infiltrating a gang, so it wasn't his real visage. Then, I think it was last years Christmas issue, an interpretation of his face was shown. On another occasion he took his helmet off but we didn't see his face since a "censored" logo was plastered over the frame. Been buying 2000AD since Prog.#1 when I was 15, I'm now 47. Splundig Vur Thrigg!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    RICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    by Alkeoholic77

    LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The original Judge Dredd trailer

    by kwisatzhaderach

    with the Jerry Goldsmith score was fucking amazing. What happened there? Did Goldsmith complete the score? Or was he replaced part-way through production?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown as Judge Death, Ron Perlman otherwise

    by Stormwatcher

    For Judge Dredd it should be someone taller than Stallone, maybe Jason Statham?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Stop with the Clancy Brown!!!! Judge Death is a corpse for petes

    by ManEatingFish

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    ...sake

    by ManEatingFish

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Get a new face

    by Null Arc

    But never show it. In the comics Dredd never showed his full face. Please let those that write this thing, remember that!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    He did show his face

    by Hotscot

    One time. If I find the time I'll dig it out but it was about a year ago..

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Some good ideas

    by Null Arc

    The Sly movie was great (yes, except for the Schnieder/helmet/Assante issue)Keep all that, and go with someone that doesnt need to have their face on the screen. I think I'd have had more respect for Sly if he didn't take off the helmet. Diane Lane was smokin, but romance just takes away from the pure testoserone that was Dredd. Ray Stevenson, Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham. All three have the physique, and the chin. But Vinnie Jones is a large man, and could be very imposing in the armor and helmet. How about Dominic Purcell? Good build, and good jaw. But whatever they do, DONT TAKE OFF THE DAMN HELMET.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Dredd Reckoning and Dredd Repossesion

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I am assuming the prior two projects announced a few years back are dead in the water. Will any production from that venture roll over into this new production? Or are we talking clean slate? I like the synopsis of the two separate films produced back to back.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Jerry Goldsmith

    by Despotellis

    Post production went on too long and he had other commitments (First Knight and Congo.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Am I going to close those brackets

    by Despotellis

    or was I born in a barn.)

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    Timmy Elephant for Dredd!

    by Despotellis

    Hitman wasn't great and he was miscast in Die Hard 4, but his Deadwood performance was spot on, spitting his words through gritted teeth just like a young Clint Eastwood. Perfect. A cameo by Clint as Fargo couldn't hurt either. "Gaze into the fist of Dredd, punk." http://tinyurl.com/9nofts

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Mean Machine on the screen!

    by pipergates

    He was about the best in the last film. The design on Dredd's bike needs some serious reworking, that was way too wimpy last time. Cant wait to see the company behind Sunshine and 28' do a mega badass MegaCity One!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    How about Danny Boyle directing it?

    by pipergates

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    MY FAVOURATE ACTOR!!!

    by Bishop6

    FOR JUDGE DREDD!!!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    I AM the law...

    by BYOBkenobi

    I kinda liked Stallone.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Gelatinousman

    by the milf lover

    as much as I love Marshall Law, one of the greatest comic book masterpieces ever created, there's no way in hell Hollywood would ever do the material justice! So I'd rather they never even try.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Although..

    by Jaka

    ...I was a huge comic book geek, I never really got intot he Judge Dredd universe. One of my best friends at the time was rabid about it, too. I guess it just wasn't my thing. I do think that with the currect tech available to filmmakers that it's a worthy reboot, though. I have NO preference in regards to who would play the title role, or any of the smaller ones for that matter. But I do think it would be cool if Sly had a cameo or a small part.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    NOMOREDIRTYYANKS

    by BringingSexyBack

    hee!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma...agree completey..Hotscot..not his whole face

    by quantize

    look again

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    RoboCop

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    So, they're remaking "RoboCop", which was kinda based on the "Judge Dredd" comic anyway, and they're remaking the "Judge Dredd" movie?

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Despotellis

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thanks for that. It's a great shame, could have been a Goldsmith classic.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells "Prepare to be judged!"

    by Tom Cullen

    And I judge Ray Stevenson to be the best candidate for Judge Dredd. One, he can act. Two, he's big and intimidating. Three, he's capable of bringing a great growling voice. And four, he's not Jason Statham (though I do agree that Statham could make a great Rogue Trooper though) or Vinnie Fucking Jones, two guys who should be kept as far away from Dredd as possible. After the failure of Punisher War Zone I don't see producers taking the risk on Stevenson though, unfortunately. This despite him easily being the best Punisher so far, something that even folks who didn't like the new film (of the few who saw it) seemed to agree on. <p>And while Megacity One was always set in America, I think people expect a certain british cross cultural sensibility to the inhabitants, though I've always thought that Dredd should have more of a nuetral accent, something that you can't clearly tie to any particular (current) accent, as his past should be clouded in mystery as much as possible. As such I don't want to hear a Judge Dredd from the Bronx, or a Judge Dredd from Wales, or an Australian Judge Dredd, I just want that Judge Dredd growl of a voice, the one that convinces me that He Is The Law.<p>As for other Dredd candidates, Perlman doesn't have the authority to his voice for it, and as big as he is, I've never found him all that intimidating. Bruce Campbell is too fat and too jokey. Clancy Brown could be excellent, if he can still tap into his inner Kurgan, but I doubt he's considered enough of a name to be in contention. Likewise Michael Ironside would have been perfect back in the day, but is probably seen as being just too old now. Tom Jane I think would likely want to soften the character to make him more 'relatable' (ala Punisher), and remove the helmet to boot, so he's out. He never really convinces me as a tough guy anyway, let alone the ultimate badass that Dredd needs to be. Whoever they pick, he needs to be a man, and look like it, and not some kid or skinny prettyboy actor. We shall see.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    hotscot -> helmet

    by mooli_mooli

    There was also the Dead Man storyline 18 years or so ago. He appeared without his helmet for weeks, but acid-scarred. <br> And he's been seen from behind without his helmet a few times. <br> But maybe in this film he'll keep the fucking thing on...

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Somebody over at the 2000 AD forums...

    by J.B.M.A.

    ...suggested Josh Brolin for Dredd. Facewise he's a perfect match. Need to bulk up some though. Could he do a Dredd voice? Tom Cullen is right - it does need to be as neutral as possible whilst still giving you the shivers.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Yeah the Dead Man storyline

    by Hotscot

    Was epic.... That is one of the best stories I have ever read. I certainly urge all our US compadres to seek out the collected works of Joe Dredd.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Glorious Day!

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    This is a glorious day for us all. Drokk it!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I rate the Stallone Version

    by hallmitchell

    As the worst film ever made. And I'm a huge Stallone Fan. This movie should be watched and watched again by the professionals in Hollywood and be told NOT what to do when making a comic book film. A terrible terrible movie.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Potential people to get on Board?

    by hallmitchell

    I want a Britishness to be on this. I feel it would help for some reason. Jason Statham in the helmet would work for me. How about Guy Ritchie directing and the Nolan Brothers on script? How about Alan Moore on script? That would blow fanboys minds. Yet it won't happen. Too cool.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Playkins - You just blew my head off.

    by hallmitchell

    Doug Jones as DEATH. Money casting. Money Casting. That is so awesome!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    It's interesting that two of the worst comic book films ever

    by hallmitchell

    Had announcements this week of a reboot. The Phantom and Judge Dredd.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem <-- He is the only one atm for Dredd. Period

    by Der-Rabe

    What I just said. He is Dredd!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    niiiiiice, finally a film WORTH remaking

    by The Amazing G

    join me now, in crossing our fingers

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I would like to nominate...

    by Starfury 2007

    ...Adam Baldwin to play Judge Dredd. He is 6'4'' tall and built like a brick shit house. Has a cult following thanks to FIREFLY & CHUCK, and he's worked with the likes of Stan Kubrick, Dean Devlin and Joss Whedon. He's a respected film and TV actor, but not such a big star that he'd have a problem with keeping his helmet on.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    or even better...

    by The Amazing G

    Stephen Baldwin

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown's Dredd will sing you a lullaby

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Hell yeah, but it will never happen.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    ARMAND ASSANTE AS RICO!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    He and Tim Roth are the best villains ever!!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    STALLONE AGAIN AS JUDGE DREDD!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    I AM THE LLUHH RIDES AGAIN!

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    My wife hates Tim Roth.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    She saw him in his Oscar-nominated role in Rob Roy, and she can't differentiate between the character and the actor.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    i knew youd say that!

    by simonnumbernine

    i cant beleive im the first to put that the reason the abc warrior(hammerstien) and mean machine angel were so cool in the 95 film is because they were the early prosphetic work of Chris Cunningham who went on to direct all those twisted aphex twin/squarepusher/bjork videos. the problem with filming dredd is the same as batman.what he does and who he is ,is secondary to whats going on around him in the chaos that is mega city one(gotham?) you need a complete unknown to play him ,he has to be a force of nature,fill the supporting cast with whoever you want. YES doug jones for judge death!! i say HBO should step up to the bar in this post heroes/wire tv world and make this into a tv show,where dredd is seen only fleetingly,cleaning up the mess of the denizens of mega city one

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Either fucking way...they ALMOST NEVER show his face

    by quantize

    and thats the point

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones ..PERFECT Judge Death..hell yeah!

    by quantize

    they'd be crazy not to go there

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Aliens on the big screen! 70mm!

    by shaft478

    Yes I am. Within minutes

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    re: simonnumbernine

    by ScotiaNova

    Yes, I can't believe it either . . . go ask half vader upthread. And is prosphetic even a word? Yes, you will all have latex masks in 10 years time.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    A Dredd movie can never be good unless . . . .

    by Filmrage

    the film makers 'get' the philosophy behind the character. When i say character i don't 'only' mean Dredd but i also mean the world its set in and the crime ridden megga city1 and also the Judge system. If the film doesn't get that righ then it just becomes another future cop movie. The original creators of Dredd intended him to be hated by the readers. He was supposed to be a sadistic 'hanging judge'. They intended him as an oh so sneaky social comment on conservative Western society. But the plan backfired on them and the readers loved him so they had to go with the flow. Yes, Dredd is in fact sadistic at times but what makes him acceptable and even admired is the face that crim is at pandemic proportions in Mega city 1 and as horrific as an encounter with a stickler like Dredd is for any citizen, anything is preferable to sinking any further into the chaos that is life in the big Meg. In the movie we have to see all that, we need more context for Dredd, not just showing us that he's a tough future cop in a huge city. We need to see how sacrificial the judges are too. Their spartan lifestyle allows for no personal life, even no relationships apart from the comaraderie of their fellow judges in the execution of their duty. We need to see how fair they are, no matter how harsh that fairness seems. How they are servants of the law and ultimatly the people. Unless they can really catch the history and philosophy of the Judges then the movie will always be a shallow actioneer. Dredd 95 was the biggest movie dissapointment of my life. There was better scenes in the console games cutscenes or even the pinball game. I am looking forward to Dredd 2010 though. ;)

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    The late Richard "Jaws" Keil as Judge Dredd

    by Napoleon Park

    With Bonnie Franklin as Judge Anderson.<p>Stallone's Dredd movie was great... when it was called Demolition Man.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Richard Kiel's not dead.

    by Shan

    Last I heard.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST

    From James Cameron, director of ALIENS and T2...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...comes the next step in total fucking destruction:<p>A V A T A R - fucking your eyeballs in 2009!!!<p>nothing else matters

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Hotspot - early Dredd face change

    by half vader

    Yeah! He had Rondo Hatton's face! -The guy with that disfigurative giant disease from the old flicks - Rick Baker did a great makeup of the face in The Rocketeer.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST

    simonnumbernine, the reason you can't believe it is because

    by half vader

    you're NOT the first. Try reading other posts! ;)

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Highlander II > Speed Racer

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Just in case.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    How about a Nikolai Dante film...

    by ManEatingFish

    ... with Johnny Depp as the Bastrad Romanov! or if you want a HBO series, how about Strontium Dog with Entourage's Adrian Grenier as Johnny Alpha, that Mutant Bounty Hunter story begs to be a series

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Highlander II is not greater than Speed Racer

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    because Highlander II is a figment of everyone's imagination. It was never made. It couldn't have been. It just didn't happen okay.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    The director of To Kill a Mockingbird just died

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Now that was a great movie about a great book. They don't make them like that anymore. They can't, it has a white person using the word nigger. Spike Lee says he owns the word.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    MaxTheSilent= FUCKING BRILLIANT

    by redfist

    Clancy Brown for Dredd! Need to call his agent right now. Harry get busy and make it so.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson!

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Titus Pullo as Dredd would be fucking awesome!

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Dredd myths

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Dredd was originally supposed to be of mixed race (so Vin Diesel would be fine). If you look at the first dtrips he's in he has prominent lips. Also, Stallone was prepared to keep the helmet on for the whole film, the studio bosses wanted him to remove it or what's the point of paying so much money for a star you can't see?

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    I yam da lauh

    by darquelyte

    Biotch

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    There is one line they must have...

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Dredd Vs Death - "Gaze into the fist of Dredd!"

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    re: Half Vader

    by ScotiaNova

    Don't worry, I's already gots youse back . . .

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Dredd's look

    by ScotiaNova

    Dredd's look was based on Death Race 2000 his attitude was based on Eastwood . . .

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    re:Fitzcarraldo2

    by ScotiaNova

    That's "Fear" not "Death".

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Stallone Defenders ? !!

    by ScottinDC

    I am stunned by the number of Stallone defenders on this board who felt he was a good Dredd. No offense..but you CLEARLY never read the comic series...Stallone is NOTHING like Judge Dredd. Rambo is NOT Judge Dredd.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    link to story on Cunningham's Mean Machine Angel

    by wilsonfisk89

    Interesting.. http://www.director-file.com/cunningham/pr11.html

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    95 Dredd... So Much Wasted Potential

    by Autodidact

    I think the 1995 movie was pretty spot-on from a design standpoint. They got the look, sound and movement of almost everything down pat. Some of those sets were fantastic, as were Mean Machine and the ABC Robot. The flying cycle looks just right, etc... too bad Stallone had to make it into such a trashy star vehicle. The CGI money shot tribute to Blade Runner still impresses me when I see it. I have actually rented Judge Dredd three or four times over the years, shoulda just bought it.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Dredd was NOT big and full of muscles!

    by npjs55

    Need an average build great actor to tackle dredd.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Eccleston is a dreadful actor 'gone in 60 secs'!!!!!!!

    by npjs55

    Judge death needs to be tall and skinny to really go with the comic stance. I can see this being worst than the first which is hard to imagine.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Just hire Doug Jones to play Judge Death...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    He's OBVIOUSLY the perfect choice, in terms of build, talent and experience. Why are people even debating this?

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    D.R. and Quinch!

    by wookie1972

    Yet another Alan Moore creation that deserves to be adapted. Of course, it would probably work better as an Adult Swim cartoon.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    CIllian Murphy or Guy Pearce as Judge Death

    by wookie1972

    I have nothing against Jones, I'm just throwing these names out to point out that there *are* other skinny actors out there who could do the role.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Dredd's physique was different depending on who drew him.

    by wookie1972

    Bolland drew him as your standard superhero he-man. Mike McMahon tended to go for a more angular, skinny version. It was really strange reading the collected ones because the style of art would change dramatically every few pages.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Dredd's look

    by the grev

    Dredd's look was based on a whole bunch of stuff, including the poster for Death Race 2000 and Clint Eastwood, but even so John Wagner only envisaged him as a Dirty Harry style future cop. Nobody expected that Carlos Ezquerra would chew these influences up and spit out a sci-fi psycho on a huge fucking motorbike. Even today there's only a rough guide to drawing Dredd. That's why every artist who draws Dredd draws him differently.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Dredd's look

    by the grev

    In fact John Wagner hated Carlos Ezquerra's Dredd design and had to be talked round by Pat Mills.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I loved the Stallone Dredd film!

    by The Grug

    I'll say it loud and I'll say it proud, that movie was great fun. An un-self-conscious, piece of fun movie fantasy. And if you thought otherwise, I suspect you might be taking the property too damn seriously.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    "Heartbreak Ridge era Clint

    by Skankardly

    would have been a perfect Judge Dredd

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I loved the Judge Dredd film too!!!!!

    by dioxholster

    man i watch it everytime it comes on TV, its so cool. man i wish they make movies like that again, with all that serious stuff coming from everywhere nowadays; its such a joy seeing something that doesnt take itself seriously and is light and fun. im a bit nostalgic now

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Esquerra's design was great!

    by half vader

    He even did all those dotted lines around the figures so you could cut 'em out! Seriously though his style was absolutely perfect and the right sort of gritty for Strontium Dog.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Oooh Heartbreak Ridge Clint

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Now there was a serious bad mo fo and ball buster.

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Finally, a remake that is worth doing!!!!

    by LabattsBleu

    I was a huge Dredd fan and was terribly disappointed in the movie - many are right in saying the look and art direction were pretty great (i mean ABC was awesome and Mean Machine was close, though he needed to go "4" on someone!) I don't blame Stallone, i am sure the execs told him to take off the helmet...I really, really hope they make is as satirical and smart as the comics were... And Esquerra was THE artist to draw Dredd! From the talkbacks, i think DNA might have a surprise hit if they do this right...

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    i didnt know you said that!

    by simonnumbernine

    apologies half vader i thought i was the first, if you look at the time of my post and then adjust that for brit city 1 time i think youll be able to work out why

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Heh unfortunately Simon I'm in OZ dude!

    by half vader

    I getcha though - what was the Oz city called again? And I vaguely remember like a "Judge Bruce" or something?!

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Mean Machine was CLOSE?

    by half vader

    BOK! ;P

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    RUSSELL BRAND FOR JUDGE DREDD!

    by Pennsy

    I am the bloody law!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    by mfcorleone

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    OH boy

    by mfcorleone

    This movie is going to suck shit!! I mean really come on people, what a lame ass concept and now to redo it?!?!? AHAHAHAH GARBAGE!!!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    re: simonnumbernine and half vader

    by ScotiaNova

    I can't believe that both of you would point out mr Cunningham's early work in the Judge Dredd movie and not suggest that he's now the right man for the directors seat . . .

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Henry Rollins for Judge Dredd

    by pearlanddean

    He's got the chin AND the voice. Or Ray Stevenson, he won't need stacked boots :-)

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Eastwood as Dredd

    by Jansolo

    Only one man can play Dredd, Clint Eastwood, and they should do "The Dead Man" story line.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Oh I thought about it all right Scotianova

    by half vader

    And suddenly got very scared because I follow all his stuff. Have you SEEN what he's up to lately? The VICE magazine self-portrait? The last clip he did with the alien/squid girl? Rubber Johnny (and more specifically the photoshop work in the accompanying book)?! Even if he did the ugly storyline I think it might be too much to handle - his sense of humour has, let's say "changed" a bit. <p> Of course I can see where you're coming from. The futuristic stuff & humour in Come on my Selector, the "Uglies" in Windowlicker, are so Dredd...

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    That CC self-portrait:

    by half vader

    http://tinyurl.com/7kvyv6 <p> And don't say I didn't warn ya!!! <p> NSFW! <p> It out-goatse-s goatse!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Keep Helmet ON!

    by Uridium

    It can be done, look at VforVendetta. Oh and Clint for Dredd.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    adam baldwin for Dredd....

    by RockLobster800

    Doug Jones for Judge Death voiced by Andy Serkis....I'd like to see Baldwin be given a chance a decent acting role...I loved him in Firefly but the role wasnt exactly meaty was it? I think he deserves a shot at a role that would give him a chance to show his stuff and Dredd seems as good as any...

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Adam Baldwin is underrated.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He's great in all he's in but he's always stuck in minor backup roles. He got his big breaks in My Bodyguard, and DC Cab, but his career didn't keep going. DC Cab was awesome, and it had everybody in that. He would be a great Dredd.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones as Judge Death

    by DocPazuzu

    Holy shit, that's genius. <p> Kudos to the guy who mentioned D.R. & Quinch, btw. Hilarious comic. Love the bit when they went back in time and manipulated the structure of Earth's continents. Thousands of years later, ambassadors from Earth try to become members of the Galactic Federation. At a ceremony where the ambassadors reveal images of what Earth looks like, they are unaware of the obscene insults which our continents spell out in the alphabet of the Federation. Earth is then naturally reduced to a cinder.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hugo Weaving

    by Mosquito March

    Yeah, he's not a big name, but everybody knows him. He's got the stature, the deep voice, and has used the signature Judge Dredd scowl in just about every film he's been in. And he doesn't mind having his face covered up, like V FOR VENDETTA. Hugo's the guy.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Weaving for Dredd, that is...

    by Mosquito March

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Uhhhhh

    by ArcadianDS

    anyone who has followed the comic book as opposed to glancing at a few panels, and deciding it makes them cool to say "I love 2000AD!!" is a moron.<p> The storylines of the comic book are terrible. Its a sci-fi vampire/zombie mash-up set in a world-gone-fascist where the heroes are the jack-booted stormtroopers and the villains are every single person who isn't a 'judge'

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    BRUCE CAMPBELL? ARE YOU INSANE??

    by ArcadianDS

    The guy has a chin shaped like a shovel and lets face it, for all his awesome, he's not a baritone. He's more of an Irish Tenor.<p> Judge Dredd with a narrow "Freeze Meister" chin and the voice of an Irish Tenor.<p> Really - what a horrible suggestion. Slap yourself.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    re: ArcadianDS

    by ScotiaNova

    Yes, your post title more than sums up your "thought" process.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Robert Patrick as Dredd, Harry Knowles as

    by Stabby

    one of the Fatties. Trying to think who would make a good Fink.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Clint Eastwoold 30 years ago as Dredd

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Forget this John Wayne business

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    As much fun as pissing on an electric fence.

    by wowsucks

    Only different the electric fence jolt is quick, the movie however will be 1.5-2 hours of suffering.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright to direct...

    by 11dayempire

    ...and Ron Perlman as Dredd. That'd be a bucket of awesome right there. Base the first film on the Block Mania/Apocalypse War storyline (suitably updated with a Putinesque leader for the Sovs), and save Judge Death and the Dark Judges for the second film. Maybe have the Judge Child quest for film number three. Oh, and Judge Anderson... Uma Thurman's getting on a bit now. Maybe Kristen Bell?

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Brian Bolland

    by Autodidact

    Brian Bolland is my favourite Dredd artist, probably my favourite comics artist overall. Yes Dredd is dumb and silly but that doesn't mean you have to make a movie that doesn't even get the dumb and silly parts right.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Let's show his face

    by theplant

    I mean, why pay a star to have his face covered ? To drop the helmet is to guarantee big box office

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Ha ha you gutless wonders!

    by half vader

    You didn't have the stones to look at that Cunningham picture did you?!

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    ????

    by orcus