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A Script Review Of The New JUDGE DREDD Movie Is Now Online!!

Merrick here...
The Playlist has a script review of the new JUDGE DREDD film; the script's by Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE, the unmade HALO film). Anything below would likely be considered SPOILER MATERIAL, although they're not terribly detailed.
Imagine DIE HARD taking place within the world of BLADE RUNNER; that’s the JUDGE DREDD [EDIT] MEGA CITY ONE is plagued by a new drug, SLO-MO, it slow’s everything down and producers visually stunning images, with time that moves at one percent normal. Dredd has a rookie shadowing him for the night (CASSANDRA ANDERSON), she has some special abilities that the CHIEF JUDGE thinks could be very useful, however her JUDGE APTITUDE test scored just put her below a pass. It’s up to DREDD to see if she has what it takes to be a Judge and one night to do so. The pair investigate a multiple homicide in PEACH TREE BLOCK. A place ran and controlled by the MA-MA CLANG. After busting one of Ma-Ma’s henchmen, Ma-Ma takes control and locks the entire place down, she seals the place with concrete shutters -- and no way out. Ma-Ma also tell’s everyone within the block to KILL THE JUDGES, or their families will suffer. Ma-Ma is the ultimate force in Peach Trees, more than the law, so everyone complies. Dredd and Anderson have to survive, holding onto their prisoner and try and escape the block. They begin on the ground floor and work their way up the 200 or so floors. [EDIT] this is a gritty film, that plays the world we are in as a realistic future, a very dark, unpleasant crime ridden world as Dredd explains ‘Tweleve serious crimes reported every minute. Seventeen thousand per day. We respond to around six percent’.
...says Playlist HERE. "I am the law" makes a few appearances, apparently. The new film, to be presented in 3D of course, will be directed by Paul Greengrass protege Pete Travis (VANTAGE POINT).
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  • July 20, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Hey, this sounds good!

    by daggor

    Until it's announced it'll be rated PG-13. Oh, fuck it.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    will there be shaky cam employed?

    by DarthBakpao

  • July 20, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Second!

    by Spartan_Of_Satan

  • July 20, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Works for Me.

    by cookylamoo

    Gee, I wonder what Judge Cassandra's powers could be. Could she "SEE THE FUTURE" Maybe? (but no one believes her) No, that would be too dead on. It's probably making cakes light and fluffy.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I hope this is a joke?!

    by CloneRanger

    Sounds terrible! Hated the '95 Dredd at the time, but sort of grown on me over the years....

  • July 20, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Rob Schneider?

    by Billyeveryteen

    Oh please, oh please...

  • July 20, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    No recovery from that Sly flick.

    by fiester

    Can't be done.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd is awesome

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    the movie was ok, this sounds... interesting. <p>I would have prefered the Judgement Day story but I suppose that would have cost a pretty penny.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Judge Dredd because he made a mistake...

    by DickJones

    Doesn't sound like a half bad concept. I'm more interested in what director they'd have lined up for this.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    John Makovich as Ma Ma Clang.

    by cookylamoo

    When in doubt.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I never broke the law...

    by ConfusedPanda

    I AM THE LAW!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    This better use "I am the Law" by Anthrax.

    by Ironhelix

    That's one bad-ass song, and it's omission from the first Judge Dredd film was the worst of many sins it committed.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Ralf Moeller for Dredd!!!

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    I HAD to watch Far Cry in work the other week, (shitty job but someone has to do it) and I noticed this familiar face<p>http://tinyurl.com/g2mh8<p> just remembered I thought he'd make an excellent Dredd whilst watching it.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Doesn't sound all that good to me

    by rogueleader66

    Liked the Stallone flick, cheesy but good fun. Would not mind seeing a serious version of Dredd but this just does not sound all that good.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd needs a big budget

    by IAmLegolas

    Needs to be like the first MAD MAX movie crossed with BLADE RUNNER. And for chrissakes, keep the helmet ON.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Needs Judge Death

    by IAmLegolas

    voiced by Tom Kenny!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    NO, NO, NO!!!

    by livrule

    Thats sounds FUCKING horrible .... Of all the THOUSANDS of incredible tales 2000ad has presented they think THAT will make an epic Dredd movie??????? FUCK ME! .... I truly give up.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Feel free to bring back Diane Lane as Judge Hershey

    by SpyGuy

    Yeah, she's 45 but tell me you wouldn't hit that.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    So uh no Stallone?

    by DrGoodspeed

    No thanks.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Anderson part of PSI Divison?

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    so yea wasn't she telekinetic or whatever?

  • July 20, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    THIS MUST BE A JOKE, RIGHT....?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Slo mo drug? Ma maa clang? Peach Tree avenue? This sounds like very bad fan fiction. If this is correct, god help this film.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    WAIT WAIT WAIT

    by D o o d

    A couple of detectives get locked into a building where they were investigating a triple homicide...? THAT'S IT?!!!<p>I'm already disappointed!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The only JD adaptation I want to see...

    by Darth_Tarantino

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(Judge_Dredd_story)

  • July 20, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Sounds promising

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    Oh wait, no it doesn't.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I admit it dosen't sound the perfect epic tale Dredd deserves

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    But it does sound like one of the short comics. And the names are spot on, fuck I remember names of blocks like DEAN GAFFNEY BLOCK and shit.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    rob schneider as rookie judge cassandra anderson.

    by alice133

  • July 20, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Puff Puff.....Only a hundred floors to go,

    by cookylamoo

    And 28,000 dead citizens below me who got in my way.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    death judges are theway to go

    by spider_neil

    death, fear, fire, mortis and keep dredds frigging helmet on.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    That sound's like an actual Dredd polt right there

    by tomimt

    Now, I'm not asking much, just some actual satire, the helme stays on the head and some hard core faschisim And Anderson is a PSI judge. That's her speciality.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Good call spyguy, Diane Lane still smoking hot

    by leo54304

    Did you see her in the movie "Streets of Fire"? Good stuff. She also did her own singing on the soundtrack for the songs "Tonight is what it means to be young" and "Nowhere fast". Man, she has a voice. Didn't know she turned down a role in "Risky Business". Very talented and beautiful lady.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    and plot I meant to say above

    by tomimt

    that's all.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Help FUKDandBOMBD eliminate this evil!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Only a fool would say yeah I'll enter the nightmare of SLO-MO.<br><br> I guess Garland is a Chris Morris fan. Now its obvious how theyre going to make this on 40 million.<br><br> Synopsis sounds ok but this could very easily go horribly wrong.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    BadlyDubbedPorn....

    by D o o d

  • July 20, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    BadlyDubbedPorn....

    by D o o d

    Dean Gaffney from Eastenders...?!!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    What?

    by daggor

    No "that's not a review, that's a plot synopsis" posts? 'Cause that's just a synopsis, not a review.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    If they have Rob Schneider rape scene maybe

    by leo54304

  • July 20, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    as Stallone goes:I am duh law

    by leo54304

  • July 20, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Rock needs another action flick doesnt he?

    by leo54304

  • July 20, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    D o o d

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    Honestly! I was reading an issue just the other week, after the last Dredd TB I noticed a DEAN GAFFNEY BLOCK and a MARLON BRANDO BLOCK, I'm pretty sure I remember a RODDY PIPER one too from years ago

  • July 20, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    The problem with Dredd as a movie.....

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ...is that it cannot please all it's fans, let alone people who don't know the history. On one hand he's the ultimate fascist, (although mellowing with age considerably) and on the other he's an out and out hero. You can't have both elements in a single film without fucking up one of them and pissing people off. the America storyline would be an amazing film if done right and would be the perfect anti-fascism story for Dredd. The Dead Man/Necropolis storyline would be the best for an out and out heroic storyline, desperate odds and all that. Dredd is one of the best comic/literary creations of the last 50 years but I just can't see a film truly doing the story justice. I hope I'm wrong though because I really want a great Dredd flick.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I dig it.

    by blackwood

    I trust in Alex Garland. I can't help wishing Boyle would direct, because two great tastes et cetera et cetera.<p>I liked the old DREDD because I saw it when I was fourteen and that's about right.<p>Shaky cam doesn't work in 3D. It's not a matter of taste, but light and physiology and shit. The brain needs a still frame and a few seconds to be able to keep up. The only scene that didn't really work in AVATAR as 3D was Jake being chased by the Thanator -- also the only scene in the whole film where the camera jostled all over the place. So Greengrass protogé or not, no shaking.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Predator v Judge Dredd starring Adrian Brody!!

    by leo54304

  • July 20, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Time At "One Percent Normal"

    by Crow3711

    Only a dickhead could write something like that and actually think its good enough to sell to a studio. Sounds like a 14 year old. " <p> "And theres this drug right? Slow-Mo, and it totally like, slow-mos everything down super-slow! Like, really really slow. Like, one percent normal speed! Its awesome."

  • July 20, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    From Wiki

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    "Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were the names of two warring blocks featured in a story produced shortly after the real-life couple separated."<p>"The first name ever featured as a block name was Charlton Heston in 1979" <p> a few others, Rowdy Yates block, named after a character in the TV series Rawhide, Billy Carter block (named after the brother of former US president Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, so Peach Tree Block or whatever it was dosen't sound that bad to me.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    That would be cool

    by liljuniorbrown

    Judge Dredd vs Predator(s) . It would make more sense than Judge Dredd vs Robo Cop.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    And yea Ralf Moeller for Dredd

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    give him a google see what you guys think. To be honest I don't know if he has the acting chops, ain't seen him in much, he certainly looks the part though I think.

  • July 20, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was just about to start a screenplay

    by BetterCallSaul

    called FUTURE COP, but Garland beat me to it

  • July 20, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham

    by AlienFanatic

    I'm assuming that, like Greengrass, Travis is a Brit. Since the comic is drawn by an American who lived in Scotland and published by a British comic book mag, it seems fitting that an English actor would play the part. While Moeller's got the physique, I doubt he'd be capable of carrying the acting workload. I think Statham would be very believable both physically and age-wise (though I always thought Dredd was more late 40's and weather-beaten). I hope they go that route a bit. They need to find an actor that looks good and grizzled, and tough-as-nails.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember

    by GeorgeZip

    "bloodline"? It was an awesome Dredd story - always thought that would make a great film...dredd ended up tracking down his own clone replacement-prelude to the Judda storyline I think...

  • July 20, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Sounds promising

    by Rogue Trooper

    Clever idea having an origin film for a supporting character. If Anderson works then I wouldn't be surprised to see a Judge Anderson flick.</p> Still waiting for a Rogue Trooper movie (obviously!). Original Rogue directed by Zack Snyder in a 300 style please. Oh and an appearance by Venus Bluegenes would be a bonus, post Avatar we already know cinema goers can handle hot blue chicks.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Sounds about right

    by Captain Sensible

    I refuse to panic yet, as this sounds much better than the last one. Maybe get Craig Fairbrass or Tom Hardy would be perfect.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    AlienFanatic hmmn I'm not sure

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    I think Statham can act ok enough, but I think he's a bit small to be honest. I just cant picture him glowering down on a perp, but yea I haven't seen much of Moeller's work so I'm not sure if he could pull it of acting wise also.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Escape from New York, anyone?

    by Kurosawa7

  • July 20, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Forgot to say...

    by GeorgeZip

    Sounds like a pretty unimaginative idea for a film when you consider the wealth of story lines available in the Dredd universe...I do like the addition of Anderson though...just about the best supporting character - certainly better than Fergie..

  • July 20, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Dark Judges.

    by Gwynplaine

    No Death, Mortis, Fire and Fear??? Again. Fuck that.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem for Judge Dread

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Because Clint (the man who should've been Dread) is too old now. So go wth Bardem. Stick the helmet on his head and NEVER TAKE IT OFF.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Helmet on the whole freaking time or...

    by codecrackx15

    NO DEAL!!!!!!!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    And I spelt Dredd wrong...TWICE!

    by Darth_Tarantino

    It's the Corner Of Shame for me.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson and ONLY Ray Stevenson for Dredd!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Anyone else would be a waste of perfect casting! As for the script, utter rubbish! Slo-Mo drug? Jeudge Anderson as a rookie? why waste so many good stories that could make a great film. All they need to do is the Block wars story mixed with Judge Giant and Dredd's rookie. The end of the tale either reveals the perp responsible for the drug that started the block wars as a soviet spy as in the comic or a lone offender. The Soviet angle could at least lead into the second film about the Mega City Invasion by the Eastern Block Judges.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Shatner's Basoon

    by biscuithead

    That's all i'm saying.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    no "hyper-reality" in my judge dredd movie please

    by misnomer

    that is all

  • July 20, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    RON PERLMON

    by the Green Gargantua

  • July 20, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    The slo-mo drug sounds very Judge Dredd to me

    by rev_skarekroe

    Did any of you read the actual British comics? They were full of daft concepts like that.<p>I have a feeling this is going to be like the Thor talkbacks, where everyone has an outraged opinion without having any idea what they're talking about.

  • July 20, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Ron Pearlman is 60 years old!..

    by CeejayNightwing

    and has an expanding waistline that would make fitting into a leather jump suit an impossibility!

  • July 20, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Fake...

    by Samplelord

    The guy starts the "review" like the movie is about some new drug in MegaCity then it becomes some standard buddy/cop/flick.... The dude can't spell for shit, and the production art that was released months back showed a movie with a bigger scope then this "escape the building" premise....Fake.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    stallones dredd was awful

    by SQUIDDLY

    To those who have read Judge Dredd at all i think you would agree. I hope for a new Dredd like he is in the comics and the birth of a franchise that covers cursed earth, dark judges etc

  • July 20, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I WANT JUDGE DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Damn. I've always loved that guy. Hope he pops up in the sequel or something (if there ever is one).

  • July 20, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    THEY SHOULD GET MARTIN SCORSESE TO DIRECT

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    With Daniel Day Lewis as Judge Dredd, surely this is the only way to truly capture the essence of Judge fucking Dredd and give it the screen treatment it so richly deserves.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    SO IS THE DRUG LIKE BLOODY EYE FROM BEBOP

    by HaterofCrap

    you use your eyes too much asimov, you're not a chameleon you know!

  • July 20, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Hoping this will be a hit

    by kingink123

    so my huge Dredd comic collection with be worth more $$$

  • July 20, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I

    by ganymede3010

  • July 20, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I actually liked Stallones Dredd

    by ganymede3010

    The villains in that movie were insane.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I always hated Rob Schneider in Judge Dredd

    by kingink123

    but the comic is full of stupid and ridiculous characters that don't seem to fit the grim storylines.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Here's an idea! Get Stallone for Dredd!

    by planetran_fan

  • July 20, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    For the last flaming time...

    by Majereuk

    Dredd, the character, is AMERICAN. Just because it's a character in a British comic doesn't mean you need a Brit to play him! I don't even want to think about Statham trying to do a 'Dredd voice'. Actually, that got me thinking about Chuck (Chuck's 'Rafe the Assassin' voice)- which makes me think that possibly Adam Baldwin might fit for Dredd. I can sort of imagine Casey's voice coming out of Dredd's mouth. Hmm.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Statham for Dredd, he has the grizzled chin alright

    by DonLogan

    i like the idea of a protagonist shadowing Dredd but would rather the rookie not be Anderson and get Judge Death in there somewhere. Why waste such an iconic villain? <br>This has such potential but i don't see it yet. Although the fact Garland is writing it shows some kind of promise.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Something tells me this film will be...

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    dark, murky and filled with incomprehensible, jerky-cam style action scenes... let's hope I'm wrong

  • July 20, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Uh oh

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Pete Travis?

  • July 20, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Paul Greengrass protege Pete Travis

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    They just couldn't have found a more suitable director... 'Cause shakycam and 3D are a match made in heaven, right?:))

  • July 20, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Needs more Dredds

    by Axl Z

    I propose Billy Ocean or a Predator

  • July 20, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by livrule

    I know exactly what the fuck I'm talking about .... read 2000ad since 1980 ... This is NOT the story a Dredd movie needs or deserves. It has some of the crazy elements that you would often find in 'filler' stories but the true epics are so far above this it hurts. They are going to FUCK IT UP AGIAN!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I second Ron Perlman an Dredd

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    He has the overbearing stature and the voice. Just make sure he never takes the fucking helmet off!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    They've made this movie

    by palimpsest

    It was called ROBOCOP. There's really no reason to revisit this property, and hasn't been since 1987.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Shoot 3 Dread films back to back..

    by Axl Z

    That's the only way this will work, Like Pulp Fiction but with Dredd as the centre point.. Comic book films are dying. Bring back Ang Lee!!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    SLO-MO

    by Kaitain

    Yes, if memory serves correctly, it affects Shatner's Bassoon, the part of the brain that deals with time perception.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Judge Death

    by clupula

    Seems like a character you'd save for a sequel. Establish the world first before turning it on its head.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    One poor girl puked up her own pelvis bone

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Just think how her mother felt.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    judge dredds fresh undies

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    In this talkback... YOU ARE THE LAW!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Sounds Ok... BUT

    by Captain RawBeard

    ...obviously I am just going by the above information but I think this is lacking a bit of imagination. I don't know what this Ma-Ma gang is or about but wouldn't it be better if it was the Angel Gang breaking into the City and taking over the Peach Tree Block.<br> <br> For a start you have Pa Angel as the Boss and his Four Sons could be the main henchmen, I would include other gang members to up the threat and body count. Imagine the Scenes of Mean Machine stalking Dredd through the building, crashing through walls, even taking out entire floors.<br> <br>

  • July 20, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ...Judge Dredd of District 9. I've never read the comics, saw the movie whenever it came out on VHS. I thought it was a shitfest and a half. A pure representation of the early/mid 90s action flicks. I really enjoyed Alex Garland's 28 Days Later and Sunshine so it seems like the writing end is pretty safe. Only the final act of Sunshine was pretty lame.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Geektard_Smasher

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Skateboarding down a junk heap sounds utterly awful. Sounds like something from HOOK.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    PLUS

    by Captain RawBeard

    they should drop the whole Slo-Mo Drug idea. Just have the Angel Gang turn up, go on a rampage and take over a Block with Dredd and Anderson locked in with them.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Marshall Law.

    by Gwynplaine

  • July 20, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Captain RawBeard

    by DigitalBeachWar

    The whole drug/gang thing actually reminds me of ROBO-COP 2.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    vs the Public Spirit

    by Gwynplaine

    I'd pay to see that.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Good writer...but shit storyline...

    by Cervantes

    ...I'd been hoping for something more for Judge Dredd's big screen return. If this synopsis is correct, then this aint it.<P>Sounds like it could be a very 'confined' setting for most of the running time. Die Hard was great, but I'd prefer a bigger canvas for another Dredd movie.<P>There was a certain point when Clint Eastwood would have been my perfect Dredd, what with his height and his voice. It wasn't to be, alas. Personally, I'm happy with some unknown, as long as he's tall and possesses a good sounding growling voice...since we shouldn't see him anyway!<P>Stallone should have been made to keep the helmet on at all times too, and I just hope the powers-that-be realise that fact this time around, if nothing else.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    OMG! SLO-MO IS CAKE!!!

    by denzacar

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwylBRucU7w

  • July 20, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    DigitalBeachWar

    by Captain RawBeard

    I was thinking the exact same thing. does smack of Robocop 2<br> <br> If they wanna stick with the Tower Block idea the film should go like this<br> <br> Pre-Credits: show one of the Angel Gang (I am going to pick Junior) on the Run from a Judge, lots of crowded futuristic streets, Junior is in a stolen vehicle , causing pile ups etc etc after escaping into a City block Junior stashes, transmits something before getting killed by the Judge who turns out to be Judge Dredd<br> <br> Credits show Dredd's dominance as a Law Enforcer.<br> <br> After Credits show Anderson being introduced to her new job and being assigned to Dredd, gets shown round part of Mega-City One - during this time Pa Angel is breaking into the City and taking over a massive City Block with his Huge Gang. Dredd answers the Call and manages to get into the building before Pa Angel locks it down. Dredd has to take out Pa Angel who is looking for the thing Junior stashed, which could be an ancient container which allegedly has a very "evil" spirit trapped inside. <br> <br> Film could end with all of the Angel gang being killed (except Mean Machine who is just caught) and the Container is recovered but has been damaged. End Credits<br> <br> After End Credits show the Container leaking out a form and a raspy breathing sound

  • July 20, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    YO-YO MA + CLUBBER LANG = MA MA CLANG

    by YackBacker

    Fuck that name, go back to the drawing board.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson for Dredd.

    by RowanM

    A good actor and he's got the physique.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    MA-MA is a FEMALE VILLAIN?

    by marineboy

    you refer to her as "she", a female lead villain would be refreshing. However, I really think they've missed the trick again - the Cursed Earth storyline is yearning to be made, it's the perfect balance between Sci-Fi and Action Adventure with excellent characters and story about taking a vaccine across a wasteland. Dredd is a ROAD MOVIE Character essentially - please make the most of him on his Lawmaster Cycle.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Cool, Halo Jones next please

    by bfenby

    Halo Jones is the one 2000AD property that screams out for a tasteful cinematic interpretation, Alan Moore won't like it, but it's an exceptional story...

  • July 20, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd should NEVER be like Die Hard...

    by quantize

    i can only assume thats a moronic description to get some Hollywood jerkoff to open his wallet, because that concept is an anathema to the actual appeal of Dredd..especially if you're a 2000ad reader

  • July 20, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Sounds like the Enforcer meets Die Hard...

    by Charlie_Allnut

  • July 20, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Part of the problem is Verhoven stole a lot of the thunder

    by quantize

    with Robocop..which really nailed the humor and action in Dredd (hey they didnt even pretend the design wasn't based on him!) <p> It's the other characters and villans that really set this apart..and the post nuclear setting. And holy shit, fill that film up with fuckin' robots for chrissakes..the whole ABC warrior / Walter thing is a major appeal along with the Dark Judges..one or the other would do the trick.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Virtually impossible to get right!

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    I was a giant Judge Dredd geek once upon a time. Still am. A friend's older brother gave me all his issues of 2000AD from '77 to about '89... which my parents duly threw away when I left for University. Thanks for THAT! Didn't include prog 2, the first appearance of Dredd, but still... <p> <p> Judge Dredd, man. A true and faithful adaptation can never be made, for the simple reason that the "protaganist" may be iconic, sardonic, laconic, and just unutterable cool... but he's an out and out, stormtrooping, boot-stomping C*NT of the highest order. <p> <p> He's the top gun agent of a future America which is pretty much a FASCIST STATE. To try and make that fly as the backdrop for a big(gish) budget sci-fi action flick is brave - or foolhardy. That's the main reason we got the diluted, Demolition-Man-alike '95 version. <p> <p> Dredd's politics may have mellowed in recent years (in some excellent stories), but the iconic Dredd is a one-man police state. The humour is dark, soaked in satire, twisted and sometimes downright slyly perverse (switched out in the Stallone version for Rob Schneider's mugging). <p> <p> All that said, this treatment does sound pretty interesting. A lot like one of the one-shots that would've happened in the comics when we weren't in the middle of one of the multi-multi-MULTI issue, absolutely epic stories they threw out through the 80s and 90s. Fuck, that was pure cinematic stuff right there on the page. The Dead Man, Necropolis... fucking genius. <p> <p> I'm glad this is a mid-budget production. Make it down-and-dirty, grimy, in a believable crime-ridden, hopeless world. Don't pay some big movie star - get someone who can play the part and won't demand to take the helmet off. <p> <p> And for all you U.S. guys who just think Dredd is some more-violent oh-so-British Dan Dare knock off, do yourself a favour. Pick up what you can. Start with "America". Up there with the best funny books in showing what the medium can actually DO. <p> <p> I hope this succeeds. Then we can get an apocalpytic Dredd-vs-Death smackdown on film.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Shaky-cam in 3D does not fucking work at all

    by Tall_Boy66

    Didn't we learn anything from clash of the titans? You can't do 3D with handheld. Doesn't work, you can't appreciate the 3D. Cameron had a good style for 3D. A guy who learned from Paul Greengrass would totally murder 3D if he emulates Greengrass for a 3D movie.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    rogue trooper

    by SQUIDDLY

    would be an awesome film.....if done right

  • July 20, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    JUDGE DREDD Vs. IDIOCRACY!

    by ToMonicker

    Despite the clearly low-budget decision of containing the story to a CITY BLOCK, it could be a pretty damn amazing BLOCK filled with the perverse and crazy denizens of 2000AD. I'm guessing the only reason they aren't using the Angel Gang is their previous appearance in Dredd'95 which although horribly disappointing actually could have been WORSE! <p> Key Points: <p> Dredd NEVER takes off his helmet. EVER. Shit, make him a CGI amalgam with just a decent unknown providing the base. <P> It's got to be dark, with only peripheral characters aware of Dredd's buried humanity. I haven't kept up with Dredd over the years, I'm not sure how the character has developed, if much. <p> Simon Bisley does the Poster. <p> Mike Judge's idiotic denizens of IDIOCRACY and some elements of that movie, like the "Carl's Jr. Fuck You" kiosk, and other assorted morons are perfect for a 2000AD BLOCK.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Vantage Point was one of the worst films of recent memory

    by Rupee88

    but maybe the director just did it for the money and to further his career..can't blame him for that necessarily..but doesn't bode well for Dredd.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Paul Walker as Judge Dredd

    by SmokingRobot

    Yes.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    H. KNOWLES AS DREDD'S PROMISING FEMALE TRAINEE

    by HaterofCrap

    This will be a career making role for Harry. massive riches and the adulation of his peers will follow.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Alex Garland's script is well done...

    by Passenger54

    Yes, there are things I wanted to see this time around (like Judge Death) that I feel would have set it even further apart from the Stallone attempt, but all in all this is a very well written piece that really captures the feel of the character and yes Dredd is never seen without his helmet on. It also has a little Training Day flavor without the backstabbing between Dredd and Anderson and her PSI abilities are why she is even being given another attempt at being a Judge for one night under Dredd's supervision. Dredd is a hardass character in this version that still retains his violent streak throughout. Garland gives him just a little room to grow without getting away from what makes the character so special. I found myself laughing at the mean-spirited humor throughout. My main gripe with the material is just a minor one. There is a little tip or easteregg in act one with a thug wearing a tattoo of Judge Death. I would remove this, because it actually led me to anticipate the character coming into play in the script which I kept waiting for the character to appear, which only served to distracted me from the actual story at hand, which in turn does it a diservice. The story is solid and the interaction between Dredd and Anderson is what really made the read worthwhile. This is a fine reintroduction of the character who never loses his balls in this version and we can save Judge Death for the sequel.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    JAY LENO AS JUDGE DREDD.

    by Ironhelix

    Because he sucks at the Tonight Show.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    ***Spoilers*** well, probably not, re:Anderson

    by ToMonicker

    A tat of Judge Death would be dumb, as to meet the Dark Judges is to end up, Dead? So, why? <p> However, Judge Anderson does tangle with Death, doesn't she? In fact, she's entombed with Death stuck in her for a bit... A vision of Death & the other Judges could be an end of credits easter egg. Easy shot of them looming over a doomed MegaCity with Anderson waking up in a cold sweat. Naked.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    About the director of Vantage Point

    by Passenger54

    I also think the film failed to connect, but I would blame that more of story than on the execution of his direction, which was sharp. In this case, Travis has Garland's script to work from and as long as he doesn't muck around with it, we're in for a good film. And I would say pass on a last minute Judge Anderson dream sequence. It wouldn't fit at the end of this story and would feel poorly tacked on.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Peter Krause

    by Passenger54

    might make a good Dredd. And though it might not be a stretch of the imagination, Jason Statham would I think make a good Dredd.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Bollucks! @ Passenger54

    by ToMonicker

    Of course it would be tacked on, it'd be one of those damn teases that I think we are all tired of anyway... but NAKED! ;-P Have your Judge Death Tattoo... Sssssentence Isss Death!!!

  • July 20, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    one other thing I would change in the script...

    by Passenger54

    Anderson uses the dialogue line "bitch" in a retort to one of Ma-Ma's clan, but it reminded me of the lame line in Stallone's version where Hershey replies "That's judge bitch" before headbutting Joan Chen. I would change it for that reason alone.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    ToMonicker can you read?

    by Passenger54

    I was saying they should cut the tattoo out of the film completely. We don't need it. All it does is make you think the rival gang has some tie to the character and their demise made me think Death would be coming out of the shadows. And Anderson DOES end up naked in the script.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    The Stallone Dredd SUCKED

    by DeadAtRecess

    Anyone that likes that film is not a Dredd fan at all. Dredd fucking rules and the comics do contain crazy shit like SLO MO. I can't wait! I hope they get the costume right and I hope Dredd is a tall mofo and that he NEVER REMOVES THE HELMET. I have an issue of Dredd where he is in a medical bay, shirtless and bandaged but he is still wearing his helmet! Fuck is that so difficult to understand? It's part of his character. The Stallone movie fucked Dredd up so badly and butchered it for American audiences...and WHY? The comic was made in England, but the fucking thing takes place in America. Why change a thing? And I hope that he says "I AM THE LAW" a few times...the Stallone drunk sounding delivery made that line ridiculous, but a better actor, or even DUBBING the fucking line, could make that sound iconic. I AM THE LAW better be the tag line for the film poster. They have a second chance here...they better not fuck a great character in the ass again. AND ALL OF THE JUDGES HAVE EAGLES ON ONE SHOULDER. And Dredd never removes his helmet. And they wear huge green shitkicking boots with giant tread/platforms, that serve to make them look even more intimidating. Fuck! Half the success of a Dredd film will be the look of the costumes. And fuck yes Jason Statham would make a good Dredd. He's got the chin AND the voice. And make the bikes badass and not fucking speeder bikes like in that piece of shit Stallone film. Rant over.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    @passenger54; Relax, I just skim read

    by ToMonicker

    You can put your knives away. Whatever. <p> Judge Dredd should have been animated like Akira or something anyway, a decent live action movie is always going to either be costly or truncated to budgetary issues.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Still feeling hopefull...satire is definitely a big part...

    by LabattsBleu

    Dredd is a great character so I am hoping they cast someone a little more rangier and wiry...and probably mid thirties (please god, no one below 25)<P> We'll see, but the names attached in one capacity or another give me hope that this will be done right. <p> the Law Master should look like the bat pod with those wide ass tires...

  • July 21, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Statham would kick ass!

    by LabattsBleu

    nm

  • July 21, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    YAYA more judge dredd

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    I like movies about the future. Is Karl Urban playing Dredd yet? Lets do that.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    sounds low budget

    by frank cotton

    i've seen commercials with better plots

  • July 21, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    being low budget

    by Passenger54

    It has more focus on the characters and contained action, but that doesn't mean its not going to kick ass. It feels completely true to the spirit of the character and more like a tale from the actual comics. It still has scope, but more in an Escape From New York kind of feel.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Alex Garland

    by TheComedian77

    Why does he get work? Do people honestly think The Beach was that good? Let's look at the shit on offer here. 1) New drug in town (cliche). 2) It's called Slo-Mo...really? Are you SHITTING ME? 3) Judge Anderson (yes, yes, we've all read the comics) is a rookie with ROUGH EDGES (poor scores on the Judge exam).....BIG fuckin cliche. Someone shoot this piece of shit and burn his screenplay.

  • July 21, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    high rise

    by evolboy

    could be interesting if they played it out less like die hard and more like jg Ballards High Rise Garlands a hack for shure but he knows his inner geek

  • July 21, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    My pick for Dredd would be

    by harshguy

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but I also love the suggestion Geektard_Smasher made for Stone Cold.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Jesus, wasn't one Stallone movie on this enough??

    by JonChambers

  • July 21, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Sounds Good

    by cushing1967

    I was talking to a couple of friends about Dredd and came to the conclusion that for a first film in a potential new series I wanted a story that wasn't particularly EPIC! Judge Death, The Cursed Earth, Judgement Day, Necropolis were all huge epic tales but I wanted something like Dirty Harry - Dredd hunting down a sniper or serial killer (possibly P.J Maybe).<BR><BR>See, I want Dredd to succeed and feel that a smaller story gives a Hell of a lot more scope to introduce Mega City One - the cults, the satire, the humour, the fact that crime is everywhere - you start telling Judge Death immediately and the background gets lost in the action.<BR><BR>This sounds like it could do that because the Citi-Blocks are about a mile high and are almost mini cities within themselves so yeah it does sound a bit more Escape From New York rather than Die Hard.<BR><BR>Make something low key but exciting and you have a chance of moving on with the character and then have Judge Death in Dredd 2.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    So Judge Dredd takes place in South Africa?

    by hallmitchell

    I thought it must be with those crime stats.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    this sounds like the kind of shit Dredd could deal with...

    by newc0253

    ...from his bed while fast asleep.<p> seriously, a bloc riot? Why not do the Judge Child or Judge Death or Caligula something worth our frakking time?? But Alex Garland is scripting it, so i guess this means that there will be the inevitable scene where everyone goes crazy and they all turn on each other, right?

  • July 21, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man

    by Baryonyx

    It's a shame Stallone did the sub-par Dredd movie after already acting in Demolition Man, a far better action film that is pretty much a 2000AD-style movie in spirit: full of action & satirical jabs at our society, just like the best Dredd comic stories.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Of course it's possible to get Judge Dredd right

    by The_Goddamn_Batman

    Robocop near enough did it. <p> You just need to exaggerate that urban landscape to almost parodial proportions, while keeping the social commentary (and perversity) funny and relevant. <p> And underneath it all, the story needs to have an emotional core (like Robocop's). <p> Dredd is a hardass, and a cunt, but he isn't heartless. He has a moral barometer and he questions it. Eventually to the extreme. <p> That's why he's a hero.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Rowdy Yates Block

    by BosphorusBill

    Just on block names in 2000AD. Rowdy Yates is where Dredd lived, and Rowdy Yates was played by Clint Eastwood in Rawhide. A bit of a hint as to who the writers had in mind for Dredd eh? Also, I like the fact that this is a narrow story line; the first film fell flat because it tried to do every Dredd story ever told. Dredd is essentially a sci-fi Dirty Harry but where all the cops are like Harry; he is the rule not the exception.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    The Stallone one looked perfect.

    by Fortunesfool

    I fear this will be turned into a shaky-cam TV movie. Sounds like a great episode of a Judge Dredd TV series as opposed to a movie but...fingers crossed as always.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Any that liked the Stallone

    by DeadAtRecess

    Dredd movie is a fucking idiot. It's like saying that the Adam West Batman series showcases a better Batman or Joker than the Christopher Nolan version. We haven't had our Nolan JUDGE DREDD yet. FUCK OFF.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Sounds like the not awful start of the first movie...

    by penhapus

    ...stretched over 90 minutes; not a bad idea, tbh.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    As long as there's fatties on little skateboard things

    by belasco_house

    & mutants & white-knuckle camera-spinning chases through the city! <p> BLOCK WARRRRRR!!!! <p> 'Graveyard Shift' rules.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    STATHAM WOULD NEED DUBBING

    by marineboy

    He actually has quite an effeminate voice for a kick-ass hero lol. Seriously, nice guy, but no Dredd. We all know who should play him; RON F*CKING PERLMAN!!!

  • July 21, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Just a reminder

    by Majereuk

    AFAIK, the deals are in place for a series of three Dredd films. It makes perfect sense not to blow the Dark Judges in the first one, and if you want a sign that they might be along later, introducing Anderson seems to be a pretty big pointer. Not much speculation on the Anderson casting here. I'm thinking Kristiana Loken, but she's probably too old to play Anderson as a rookie (rookies tend to be late teens, twenties at the oldest) And marineboy is quite correct, you'd have to dub Statham's voice. Say it with me: Dredd is A Real American. Hum Hulk Hogan's ring music if it helps you to remember.

  • July 21, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    DROKK YEAH!

    by Shpadoinkle

    Was hoping for the Dark Judges to be involved, or a little Mean Machine Angel at least (again), but this at least sounds promising. Garland is a fantastic writer, and Dredd and the Megazine was the only comic publication I was able to get week in week out here in rural Ireland (fuck travelling up to Forbidden Planet every week) so I am stoked. Please give him his original Lawbringer and make it hardcore as fuck, he's a fascist anti-hero let's not forget.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Why confine him to a building? I want to see Mega City One.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 21, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    jason statham

    by SQUIDDLY

    No way! he may look the part but his cockney accent shows even or especially when he's trying to be american.....shudders....so no to statham.

  • July 21, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington as Dredd

    by BeyondStatic

    ... just sayin' And please, no Rob Schnieder this time!

  • July 21, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Aaron Eckhart?...just keep him American!

    by Cervantes

    ...and I'm a Brit saying that. Anything else is plain wrong.

  • July 21, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    He WILL remove his helmet!

    by TheManWhoCan

    This IS Hollywood after all! The whole helmet removal thing is evitable. It will be a condition of the producers. I’m not condoning this decision, just merely stating the truth. Harry will defend this decision when reviewing the movie in 20XX. <p> It will go… a little something ….like this….<p> “blah blah blaah Austin Blaa blaaaah saw this advance screening but missed 2 minutes so decided to see it again the next day blah blah blah something about Yoko Blah blah (this will ramble on and on for 3 paragraphs) ”<br>“After watching the movie for the 3rd time , I realised that removing the helmet actually worked on some level ,the director makes sure the way the helmet comes of makes perfect sense blah blah”<p> “gritty blah”<br> “this is the Judge Dredd ive been waiting to see yadda yadda” “ im seeing this again tonight! blah blah scoff”ect…. Rotten Tomatoes will score it 36%

  • July 21, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    hopey hopey hope hope

    by judgemuffin

    This had sooo better work, I have nerves but in all fairness the initial scripts for most things are a bit poor. Man lands on planet, falls for someone runs about the end. Toys get lost find way back. I can only hope they sprinkle enough good heritage stuff throughout it to make it special. Oh and if Anderson isn't hot then pah! (Ali Larter?) As a man with a dredd tattoo and as a man who stood on a plinth in trafalgar square dressed as him preaching the word of comic books....well, let's just say I have a lot riding on this :)

  • July 21, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd is...

    by GeorgeZip

    Jon Hamm - yeah!

  • July 21, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    Yeah, the guy would be just perfect. Finally a role suited to his charisma and acting abilities

  • July 21, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd will be the antithesis to Iron Man 2

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    The big question in that movie was: Will he put on the helmet?

  • July 21, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Ray Stevenson

    by David Cloverfield

    will someone give this guy an action vehicle finally and earn a buttload of money?

  • July 21, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington

    by cookylamoo

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    David Cloverfield

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    What about Punisher:War Zone? :)

  • July 21, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves as Judge Dredd

    by Stabby

    Because you don't need a British actor and Keanu has experience with a British accent in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Much Ado About Nothing.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Stabby

    by TheComedian77

    Keanu looks nothing like Dredd. Besides, whatever makes you think Dredd needs to have a British accent? Just because the comic is British, doesn't mean Dredd is. Megacity One is American as far as I know. Does no-one remember they introduced English and Irish Judges? If so, Dredd obviously ain't British. Duh!

  • July 21, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    "They call him Judge, his last name is Dredd...

    by Rhinosaur

    ...so break the law and you wind up dead!" Drokk it!

  • July 21, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    TheManWhoCan

    by Rhinosaur

    Spot on, man.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    So it's Escape From New [REC]...?

    by Immortal_Fish

    I dunno. Now I'm kinda all intrigued and junk.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Comedian

    by Stabby

    I was being facetious. You're right. Megacity One was the East Coast US. Megacity Two was the West Coast. And I think that Western Europe including England was Megacity 3.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Will Smith Knows The Game

    by Lambchops42

    http://www.toolian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9924&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=45

  • July 21, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    If Danny Boyle is still producing this..

    by KillaKane

    Then JD fans may well get the film they deserve. Alex Garland's a bonus, not so sure about Travis, Vantage Point was ok, but I would have hoped for a more leftfield choice of Director. Stoked at any rate, can't wait to see how this develops.

  • July 21, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Anyone wanting to see Dredd done right...

    by Rameses

    Should google *Judge Minty* Its a fan film, being made by some prop specialists and the costumes and bike design are spot on!Anyone who argued that Dredds costume couldn't translate into 3D/real world are proved wrong

  • July 21, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Sounds low budget but acceptable as opposed to

    by UltraTron

    going my whole life without more dredd on the bigscreen. Now if they can cast Clancy brown and never let him take the helmut off..

  • July 21, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Ok let's just not make the first issue of Dredd

    by UltraTron

    with the dark judges so we can reboot it again when it's no longer the future and mega-city 1 is reality.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I like the premise...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    <p>It sounds like it could be a vast improvement on the original hack-job movie.<p> <p>I'm going to echo the sentiments of a lot of other fans of Ol' Stony Face here. The best way to do a Dredd movie is stick to the following list:<p> <p>1. Dredd never smiles.<p> <p>2. Dredd never removes his helmet and shows his face.<p> <p>3. Dredd never gets a bollocking off the Chief Judge for killing seven, armed perps. (Dredd's body count is into the billions for fuck's sake!)<p> <p>4. Dredd's world is a huge, satirical black comedy and focuses on topical social commentary. This should be a huge factor in any Judge Dredd movie; second to only the character himself.<p> <p>5. No Rob Schneider-esque, crappy attempt at a humourous sidekick this time. With the right script (John Wagner really should be involved) and an actor who can deliver Dredd's sardonic wit, there's really no need,<p> <p>6. It's Chief Judge, not Chief Justice.<p> <p>7. Lawmasters don't fly. Lawgivers don't talk.<p> <p>8. Dredd has always known he is a clone. He's had to live up to Fargo's reputation from the moment he was created.<p> <p>9. Judge Rico Dredd deserves a better movie. He's also a contributing factor to Dredd's upbringing and personality. He always considered himself inferior to his brother. The first movie fucked that up totally.<p> <p>10. Dredd does not have romantic entanglements with women. Dredd does not have romantic entanglements with female judges. Dredd especially does not have romantic entanglements with Judge Hershey! They shit on both characters there.<p> Anyway, thats my two penneth.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Needs some original Robocop grit & satire

    by belasco_house

    & I'm signing the Clancy Brown petition

  • July 21, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban reported to have been offered the Dredd role

    by penhapus

    good choice if you ask me.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    "It's like saying that the Adam West Batman series showcases a b

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Uh the Adam West version IS better than the Nolan version.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Stallone should do this again

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    And i'm Judge Dredd-serious.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Belasco_House

    by Odog

    It was always my understanding that Robocop took from the Dredd comics which in turn was spawned from the old Dirty Harry era.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Odog...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    <p>If you ask me, Robocop is the closest we've seen to a Dredd movie so far.<p> <p>You are correct about Dredd being based on Dirty Harry. He's also based on Frankenstein, from the movie Death Race 2000.<p>

  • July 21, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    AICN drops the ball on the Riddler scoop for Bats #3

    by BillboeFett

    with Joseph Gordon Levitt a top consideration. They must be waiting for confirmation from the studio, woops, I mean, Latino Review.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Huh... sounds pretty generic...

    by Wonderboys

    I mean, I've read Dredd since I was a kid, and there and the point always is more in that though future, the sometimes ironic use of the law that Dredd makes, the absurdities of that society... All of that I want to see in a Dredd movie, and to a certain extent, Stallone's had it. This new project looks like a generic buddy movie that could be Die Hard 5 or a new Lethal Weapon...

  • July 21, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I just realized that script girl is gone.

    by Alphanumeric1971

    oh well.

  • July 21, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    @ Ramses; Damn, that Judge Minty looks cool!

    by ToMonicker

    I had my doubts, but they've got the costume down to an unbelievable degree. The CGI Lawmaster looks friggin' straight out of the comic book, and real! <p> The makers of the new Dredd should save themselves some time, effort and cash by enlisting these talented folks.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Any Rob Schneider?

    by Yelsaeb

    No? Woo Hoo!

  • July 21, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Judge Death

    by Gwynplaine

    Please. Even performance capture, I don't care. Also Fire, Mortis and Fear. Please.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    dredd fans should google 'judge minty'! Thanks Ramses

    by LabattsBleu

    I agree with tomonicker, they really nailed the look i think; the green elbow pads and boots really feel right...and the law master is perfect...I am anxious to see how the film <p> great work and definitely deserves to be checked out

  • July 22, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    could work

    by Waka_Flocka

    just happy to be seeing a dredd film being made to be honest, takes me back to being a youth and reading 2001 AD,.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    @ LabattsBleu; those costumes & props are nearly perfect

    by ToMonicker

    I'd totally wear that for Halloween, but if and only if, I had a Lawmaster nearly as cool as that to ride. <p> I'm not panicking, just staying extremely skeptical till something concrete is shown... but seriously, a good plot would be nice. <p> I once tried my hand at drawing a Dredd comic, it sucked ass... especially due to a lame plot, although the art was lame as well. <p> I still think Brian Bolland was my fave artist on Dredd, next to Carlos... I even dug some of Cam's work, though it's odd.

  • July 22, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Will OUTLAWS be declared?

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

  • July 22, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    ToMonicker

    by Kontarsky

    Great ideas with the Idiocracy inclusion. "Welcome to Costco, I love you"

  • July 22, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    One only Dredd story for the big screen

    by deirfiur

    Judge Death

  • July 22, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    What this film really needs

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Is Walter the Wobot, Rob Schneider can do the voice as a fun homage.

  • July 26, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    ~25+ years of JD stories and THIS is the best they can do?

    by orcus

    FEH!