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New JUDGE DREDD post production footage pops up

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with 28 seconds of fun that reader CoolFan123 pointed me to. If you're interested in post production or 2d compositing, the little video below should be right up your alley. Nothing I've seen from the new DREDD has impressed me and I say that not as a massive fan of Dredd, just nothing's really made me grab my hat and slap my knee with excitement. (BTW, The oversized helment killing any chance of peripheral vision isn't helping. It's like a hardass bobble head.) I am a massive collector of behind the scenes books and eat up all sorts of making of videos on DVDs, so I thought this was pretty cool news. What about you guys?

The movie comes out in September and stars Karl Urban (STAR TREK). (Though I feel you guys probably already know that.)


- Mike McCutchen



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  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by crazybrit

    You do know its karl urban not carl thought this was a movie site

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by Iowa Snot Client

    Related to SwimFan?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Costumes really do look bad...

    by Neil Harrison F**k me, I can buy better helmets from the above site.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by Muldoon

    [Fixed] Thanks for pointing that out! It's funny when a simple typo on my end makes you question if this is a movie site.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Looks NOTHING like Mega City One, just any old city USA.

    by CeejayNightwing

    At least the Stallone movie got one thing right and that was the look of the city!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Yeah but that's not really a typo...

    by Mel

    You didn't know how his name was spelled. That's fine, I've never even heard of the guy.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus


  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm only posting positive vibes today


    guess I gotta skip this talkback

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    This might make the Stallone film look good.

    by Neil Harrison

    Yes, really.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I want I want I want I want

    by R. B.

    ...this movie to be good SO MUCH. It's going to suck, isn't it?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I think it's CUTE

    by dopepope

    how the helmet doesn't fit. It's adorable.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston dead

    by theBigE

    RIP Too bad she wasted her life away on crack.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    the other issue with the helmet

    by Bouncy X

    the ends of the "red x" seem to stop right where he'd be seeing. now maybe it just looks in the way and in reality he sees fine but it just looks off. the one good thing about this movie, it'll hopefully bring out stallone's version onto blu-ray.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    What a surprise - someone gets shot in the head for a change.

    by Rtobert

    Really imaginative.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Crack Kills

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Please tell me that this is not Dredd's voice in the movie.

    by KilliK

    Mega-City 1 doesnt look at all like that but that is unavoidable because of the budget constraints. other than that the footage is cool,they seem to have captured the essence of the Judges.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Whitney Houston

    by Extr3m1st

    Shame, the girl was so damn good at one time. Great voice. Looked great...then Bobby Brown and drugs.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by JaredP


  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    how long before does a whitney talkback?

    by JaredP

    she was in a lot of movies and was one of the best singers of our generation

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    i meant to say "how long before HARRY does a talkback?"

    by JaredP

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    by JaredP


  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Where's the Whitney obit? She did movies too...

    by brocknroll

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    - ceejaynightwing - you're so right

    by CptBlood

    The stallone film got the aesthetic of megacity 1 spot on. There's a shot at the begining where the taxi takes us up over the first sprawl to reveal the hugeness of the place that is brilliant. The "Block war" shot of two sky scrapers shooting at each other, perfect. This doesn't say Megacity 1 to me and that is a real problem, the place is in many ways more important than Dredd as a character.

  • Burn Hollywood, you filthy cunt.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    It's amazing how this movie will have a lot of us saying...

    by phifty2

    ...Judge Dredd(1995) sucked but it sure got a lot more right than this pos. I hope I'm wrong.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed the early script that leaked

    by misnomer

    Sure, this ones on a relative shoe-string compared to Stallones...but the script gets alot right the earlier movie didn't. I thought the script was lean, the action was brutal. Plus, having it contained to a single Mega City tower block ramps up the tension I think. A bloodbath journey from Level 1 to the top of the high-rise. It was pretty cool stuff. The only thing I didn't like was the female villain. It seemed a bit "off" to have Dredd lumping the shit out of her, injecting her with "Slo-Mo" (a drug which slows down perception of time and gives us an excuse for bullet-time shots) and throw her off the top. It also had that cool, satirical vibe to it where, had Dredd not shown up, things would probably have been better and alot less innocent people would have died.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    as for the helmets...

    by misnomer

    it's logical that Judges who race around on Lawmakers would need protective/padded headgear to act as a motorcycle helmet. The comics had Judges wearing helmets that were this size afterall. Don't get the complaints. I think we're looking at a 7/10 movie...

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Isn't this the same plot as the end of SHAFT?

    by cookylamoo

    Hero invades apartment building full of dangerous gangs floor by floor.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    No Wait...That was the end of Punisher II

    by cookylamoo

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    We're talking a MEGA CITY tower block here...

    by misnomer

    like a small town in of itself, with shopping floors, basketball courts, etc. But still smaller in scope than Stallones movie...most of the environments will be concrete corridors pretty much!

  • You might be surprised to know that Dredd was filmed in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Which is also where the just released Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds film, "Safe House", was set and filmed. As well as the recently redone "The Prisoner".

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    A 20th century truck/van in JUDGE DREDD?

    by coolfan123

    Man, that looks cheap. Back in Dredd episode 2 (Prog 3 of 2000AD) they showed sci-fi cars: This film could the Howard The Duck of 2012. I love Judge Dredd but this looks cheaper than a bird going cheep cheep!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    This film is doomed, doomed i say

    by coolfan123

    And Karl Urban was in Doom too! :P

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I have a good feeling about this movie.

    by ZOMBRE

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    This film will surprise people.

    by JOEUMAN

    99% of the 2000AD fan-base are happy with the way this looks, it's heart and mind are in the right place. It's like early Dredd.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    99% of 200AD fans... pull that out of your arse, joeuman?

    by Wookie_Weed

    This movie will be straight to dvd/bluray.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Judge Whogivesashit

    by Nick

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    This stuff is making Stallone's film look incredible by comparison.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    From what little images I've seen, this new movie looks like it was made for network television back in the early 90's. Whereas Danny Cannon's film at least had a slick (if somewhat occasionally cheesy) cinematic aesthetic. Plus there's no such world in which Karl Urban makes a more iconic film presence than Sylvester Stallone (even on his worst day). But the one think we all can agree on is that Alan Silvestri's score is untouchable, there just no way that will be getting topped!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Drokk it

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    This movie has more potential than a daystick at a parade

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd is too expensive for any studio...

    by coolfan123

    so you end up with no new Dredd film or a cheap looking one like this. Perhaps Rebellion (owners of Judge Dredd) and DNA Films ( the film production company) should have considered an animated Judge Dredd film. If they got the right investment, the scale of the city could be showcased. I think some people will laugh at Dredd chasing a white truck. It's also very similar to the early scenes in Robocop where Murphy and Lewis gives chase to a white truck. Coincidence? Nope. Dredd 2012 reeks of Die Hard, Robocop 2 and a bit of Robocop. The leaked screenplay revealed that. Garland's biggest inspiration wasn't the work of John Wagner - the creator and writer of nearly all of Judge Dredd's 35 years of material - but the actions films of the 1980s.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Perhaps it's not white - but it's a truck.

    by coolfan123

    British folk call them vans. :)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    WHAT IF?

    by KHjLL

    There a computer screen in the sheild that shows DREDD the sides of his periferal vision...

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Dredd is so tough he don't need no eyes!

    by coolfan123

    He can shoot a perp without looking!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    This film badly needs a good trailer

    by coolfan123

    And one without any cheap looking shots of Mega- City 1. Dredd chasing a 20th century van looks crap (kinda insulting to the original source material too) so I wouldn't stick that in a trailer. Just stick to Peach Trees block - the main location in the story. Personally, I hope this film flops. I adore Judge Dredd - I think he is the greatest comic book character ever - but I don't want to see cheap Dredd films where major compromises have to be made. Not everyone can have the luxury of big studio finance, fair enough, I accept that, but why make a cheap Judge Dredd film when you can't even come up with a futuristic perp vehicle? Sorry to be unkind but that's laughable. In this era of amazing CGI where the impossible can be made possible and the best they can do is some regular truck that looks nothing like a vehicle from the future. LOL Pathetic. Hilariously pathetic.

  • This is clearly a part of a demo reel. I work in vfx and the first rule of this industry is you can't put your "making of" shots in your demo reel untill the movie is released on DVD, unless you get the studio permission to do so (and they almost never give it to you). The vfx facility this guy works for could get sued for this. Sure, a lot of freelance artist do it anyway, but they keep their reel private so the footage doesn't leak. The guy who shared this is going to have a very hard time finding work in this industrie from now on.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    A Dredd or Mega City One anime anthology would be awesome

    by lv_426

    be great. Same with Aliens, Predator, Robocop, and maybe some anime anthology adaptations of some of the popular recent video games like Fallout, Mass Effect, Gears of War, and Deus Ex.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    In the city of the future, crime is so rampant...

    by coolfan123

    a new breed of law enforcers is required. They are the Judges. Judge Jury And Executioner. And toughest of them all is Judge Dredd. Now prepare yourself for this epic new Judge Dredd film where Judge Dredd takes on a white van. CRAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Budget is relative

    by Munro Kelly

    After you take away Stallones $15mill paycheck from the $70mill. budget, the 95 film had, the budgets aren't that far apart. Big Budget films like the 95 Dredd, will use money on things that will never be seen on screen. When you have a major star you pay for their comfort, entourages, personal security, personal chefs, family and friends on location, first class accommodations, etc. The new Dredd has the advantage that technology has made post production faster and less expensive. Picture and sound editing is now digital, so is color correction. CGI is much more affordable than what it was in 95. A movie like Iron Sky has a total budget under $10 mill., sci fi fan films, on the internet, often have impressive CGI on homemade budgets.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Was that a crummy, non-futuristic van?

    by Nerfee

    Judge Dredd... Mit der VOLKSWAGENS?!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    The Stallone version totally nailed the MegaCity look...

    by DickBallsworth

    This one, not so much. Also, what the hell ever happened to this ABC Warriors animated project?!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST

    At Least We'll See Whitney Houston...

    by Pawprint

    in one last upcoming film - 'The Bodybag'.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    If someone can make a Slaine fan film that looks as good as this...

    by Righteous Brother There's no reason a decent proximity of Mega City one can't be achieved even on a fairly modest budget. Maybe, they'll concentrate on getting the character of Dredd right, and that'll be enough. Although I've always considered Mega City 1 to be a character itself, and would love to see, Fatties, Otto Sump, Boing, Don Uggie, Pug Ugly, Heavy Metal Kids, Orlok and all those other great characters brought to life.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    This years Priest...

    by marineboy

    Urban was in that piece of crap too

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:57 a.m. CST

    So, the Stallone film *looked* great but was shit, right?

    by irishraidersfan

    Maybe this will be decent! No one here has seen it yet, FFS, but still the knee jerk reaction of "Looks shit." I'm sick of the costume/helmet comments. Go read some early Dredd you morons.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    It's R rated people!

    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    It's an R rated action, Sci-Fi movie based on one of the best comic book characters ever created (forget all those PG-13 leotard, lycra wearing super hero wankfests). That alone should mean it's worth supporting and looking out for. Besides, this is showreel footage not the finished article-so stop getting your knickers in a bunch! And what's the point in making irrelevant comparisons with other movies? Karl Urban was in Priest? So What? With that logic Al Pacino was in Jack And Jill, therefore Scarface must be shit right? Did IQs just drop sharply while i was away?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by Judge Anderson's kinky boots

    You're not a "Cool fan" you're a scrotumless little insect! You are well know to the 2000ad community-now crawl back under your hole, you germ!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    They literally look like bell-ends.

    by Nerfee

    Helmets hahaha

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    The best thing about Dredd 95'

    by BookhouseBoy

    Is the legendary "Slap My Butt" story...

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:02 a.m. CST

    R rated is not a guarantee its going to be any good...

    by Righteous Brother

    Is it? However, hopefully it means the film makers have the best intentions. I'll still give it a chance. Judge Dredd is fucking awesome.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    I thought it was a 'work the shaft'

    by Righteous Brother

    cup my balls story?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

    …the FX compositor can only show the work he's done an any shot in his showreel not the work of others. these are ungraded shots with incomplete FX layers.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Slaine fan film

    by Neil Harrison

    Still think that's awesome, shame someone can't fund that instead. As for Dredd, the defenders' constant optimism surprises me. EVERYTHING has looked bad so far, I still haven't seen one good photo to date. Also correct me if wrong, but wasn't the director's removed from the project? That's not good. Times getting on, when are we gonna see a teaser trailer?? So far, it's looking like the film industry is gonna fuck this up all over again. Judge Minty genuinely looks better and you know it to be true.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Should've just got Stallone back.

    by my liege

    Under a helmet he could be any age.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    No Stallone

    by Neil Harrison

    Stallone already fucked up the last film by insisting on script changes, I wouldn't want him back. I don't need another film where judges have friends, feelings and kiss their female counterparts. The costume in that version also sucked balls. As for the new film - shouldn't Judge Anderson be full-on boner material?? Here, she looks like a little kid in a cheap costume, incorrectly holding a plastic gun. Even her hair looks shit, how do you even get that wrong?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    The Van....

    by cushing1967

    Won't be in the film and neither will the 21st Century passerby that the van drives past. Seriously - for a site that is for film geeks I sometimes get astounded that there is so little knowledge about the film making process in evidence. This will be test footage that is used to start the process of 3d compositing. The stuff with the judges etc - well this might be actual footage but the van - I very, very, very much doubt it. I am a huge Dredd fan and am a little worried about this - just purely because of the complete lack of any real footage and the costume doesn't look great - but I also know that what a still photo looks like doesn't necessarily serve as the best idea of what it will look like in motion and after post production.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Dredd van identical to scene from Robocop

    by coolfan123

    Even at this early stage without the film being released, you can tell the film features at least one scene that is a blatant rip off of Robocop! Robocop image on the left – Murphy and Lewis vs bad guys in van – image on the right – Dredd vs bad guys in van: Almost the same. Alex Garland, the screenwriter, took the first action scene from Robocop, made a few changes and stuck it in his Dredd screenplay. Lame! It’s so ironic to think a new Judge Dredd film has to borrow/copy from Robocop. Lame. Alex Garland – hack writer!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

    The Van....Won't be in the film and neither will the 21st Century passerby that the van drives past.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    @cushing1967 -edit-

    by JOEUMAN

    The Van....Won't be in the film and neither will the 21st Century passerby that the van drives past. Yes they will. This proto-version of Dredd while being set after a nuclear war will have the city and tech at variant levels of development and Mega-City One will be part futurism and part 21st century slum.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:15 a.m. CST

    why do filmakers insist on doing this sort of thing..

    by paul burnett

    ..why take a comic book, which is fairly iconic in its look and change it? Why change the costume? That's really bugging me, they say it's to make it more realistic, but if i'm willing to buy the whole concept of mega city 1,bloc wars, judges and perps. I can withhold my suspension of disbelief for that but apparentley i cant be trusted not to go 'But he's got an eagle on his unrealistic' Using 3 sea shells to go and take a shit was far fetched but i went with it.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    This was a leaked photo of other vechicles in the film:

    by coolfan123 so it looks as if the van is genuine.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Another photo of real vehicles from the film...

    by coolfan123

    Rear of Justice Dept trucks. They look like 20th century type vehicles with the Justice Dept logo on the sides.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

    why do filmakers insist on doing this sort of thing....why take a comic book, which is fairly iconic in its look and change it?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

    why do filmakers insist on doing this sort of thing....why take a comic book, which is fairly iconic in its look and change it?

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    This IS a movie site, amirite?

    by ethan

    ...Because that's some awesome fucking footage! Thanks for sharing.

  • Was there production art produced for that that never got filmed? I wonder if they actually thought that concept out. You hit the first shell and it reaches up and scrapes the shit off. A seashell is a good shit scraping shape so it makes sense. Then the next sea shell most remove the dinglers. The 3rd shell is jammed in your crusty butthole to prevent further spillage. It doesn't seem as good as toilet paper but it is futuristic.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Remember in the Stallone version of JD?

    by ethan

    .....when max von sydow was taking the long walk into the cursed earth? And that young chick was giving that speech about "we remember his name" or some bullshit like that? Makes me laugh EVERY TIME. As a matter of fact, that WHOLE movie makes me laugh. I can't help imagining the production costs, the labor that went into building the sets, etc. Oh, and how Dredd's regalia was designed by fucking VERSACE. BTW, You guys want a good Dredd story? Read the one with him and Batman. They both battle Scarecrow. Good stuff. As a young man I would study that comic over and over and over again. The art is BRUTAL.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The Gillette 3 Shell System.

    by paul burnett

    First shell scrapes you close. Second one even closer. The third has a soothing balm.. The best a man can get...

  • Judge Fatass

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Speaking of that why hasn't there been an alien cartoon?

    by UltraTron

    Seriously. Such a perfect fit for animay. Yes I spell it animay.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Here's another lovely shot of the van

    by coolfan123 I'm really diggin' that sci-fi look, man! Rarely have I seen a more futuristic vehicle!!!! :P Best sci-fi image ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Lionsgate release new Dredd film poster!!!!

    by coolfan123 LOL!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Dredd thoughts

    by Neil Harrison

    I like the long walk sequence in the first adaption. It's one of the better things about the film. Mean Machine Angel & the block war were also pretty good. There's also a moment where you even see some Chopper graffiti. I think that the key mistakes were unnecessarily redesigning the outfit, removing the violence and attempting to make the film have mass appeal to mainstream audiences. The audiences weren't that interested and the core fan base felt alienated by the changes. Trouble is, all of those key mistakes are being repeated here. And whilst they've talked about a 'hard R rating,' it wouldn't surprise me to see this new film being trimmed for a PG-13 theatrical release (hopefully the footage could be re-inserted later).

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Are all these "judgements" (excuse the pun) not a little premature?

    by Baron Von Penguin

    I mean this is only a few seconds of rough footage? So Far I'd still rather watch it repeatedly than EVER watch Stallone's abortion again. The only redeeming feature in that was Mean Angel and he was gone after about 6 seconds. What the fuck was going through Stallone's meat stuffed head when he decided to include Rob Schneider as a wacky comic aside? This new Dredd cannot possibly be any worse than the 1995 version.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I'm as confused as any by the 'modern day' aspect

    by J.B.M.A.

    If most of the action is contained within a single tower block, then I'm at a loss as to why production couldn't have dropped a pile of cash on a few introductory shots of Megacity looking like...well...MEGACITY. If you don't have the budget to go outside DON"T GO OUTSIDE. Better that than the lame Judge Wagons and Lawmasters that we are seeing here. Robocop was a stroke of budgeting genius in that they made the future look like 1980s America and I think that does impart a certain grittiness to things, but given the huge advances in CGI since then it seems a shame not to move upwards from there. Danny Cannon had to build giant size bigatures for the cityscape! Plus Dredds bike has already been seen to work as a practical prop - The Batpod.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Going with contemporary vehicles in a Dredd

    by coolfan123

    film is counterproductive and, dare I say, cowardly. The film is 45 million dollars (although it wouldn't surprise me if someone exaggerated the budget's true figure just to hype up the film) and DNA Films are asking for major trouble making a Judge Dredd film with modern vehicles. It doesn't look right and it's disrespectful to the source material. If the budget can't cover the cost of convincing external shots of MC-1, the roadways, the cars, the lawmasters, then you have to accept that. Come up with a smaller scale storyline (not recommended) or hope you can find investors with more cash. This half-arsed Dredd-lite film is not the way to bring John Wagner's character back to the big screen and the chances are it will backfire on the film makers. Perhaps most people won't care and the trailer will be good enough to get people interested in this film? But a lot of hardcore 2000AD/Dredd fans will be disappointed by the cheap look thus far.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd directed by William Friedkin

    by Hesiod2k7

    To Live and Die in Mega-City-One

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Not gonna see this.

    by Hesiod2k7

    A stupid panel van? C'mon man. You gotta be kidding me.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    No we know why Whitney Houston offed herself.

    by Hesiod2k7

    She must have seen this footage.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Judge Dread introduced me to Brian Bolland around 1981 --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- when they were published by Eagle. That initial love and respect will not translate into a ticket purchase or rental for this crap fest.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Too early to judge?

    by Neil Harrison

    Perhaps the trailer will surprise us. It's too early to judge perhaps - it certainly doesn't look great so far. But both of these short clips look fairly ok: The first is interesting as it shows extra city detail being added via compositing.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Come back Danny Cannon...all is forgiven!

    by KillaKane

    That sinking's still there. A Fucking tansit van? Minty has a fraction of the budget of this bomb and yet it's by far the best representation of Dredd and MC1 to date.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    This already looks better than Stallones. By a mile...

    by Jay

    The fact that they going for a more Robocop look is a good thing. This isn't an expensive movie, either. The realism approach is a good thing. Removes flying cars and shit. But really, were praising the Stallone movie now? I don't know what they beef people have with this movie is, but I have a feeling come it's release most will be eating the words they've been spewing for the last few months. This is looking like a down and dirty action film and Urban is perfect for the role. Love the fact that took away the bulky army too.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by Hesiod2k7

    he fact that they going for a more Robocop look is a good thing. This isn't an expensive movie, either. The realism approach is a good thing. Removes flying cars and shit.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by Neil Harrison

    No flying cars - good. No futuristic vehicles at all - not so good.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Thank you Coolfan123/Scojo!

    by SonOfTorah

    Well done Scott, you have just managed to connect your AICN ID to the one that you are using on (a website i have been a member of for more than 4 years) and in doing so lined yourself up for a Perma-Ban. Christ, for an Obsessive-Compulsive you really are STAGGERINGLY thick aren't you! UTTER fuckwit! Jesus...

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    joeuman and coolfan

    by cushing1967

    I stand corrected regarding the van and am a bit fucking depressed that this is something they are doing. There are budget issues and then there's sheer and utter laziness. Sorry for my optimism and thanks for the info. Sigh.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    take your racist incecitivity somewhere else

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    The studio and producers should be glad this footage leaked


    Almost anything is better than those shitty, uninspired stills they've been farting out.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    That sounded rather pathetic.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by JOEUMAN

    …says the artist Jock, Dredd previsualist.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    by Durendal

    I'm willing to forgive the lack of flying cars and jetpacks in a grainy vfx showreel and not cry 'it's not dredd' and believe that maybe it's set in a near future post-apocalyptic earth. You know, just like in the comic. Try reading it, doom mongers

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    missed it

    by twogunjames

    Damn. It's been removed.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    I'm one of the few...

    by HughHoyland

    Thats liked the original. I'll give this one a shot though. Honestly never have read the comics. But I thought JD was good campy fun. But my #1 movie to watch this year is Prometheus followed by The Hobbit.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Video is back on Youtube

    by coolfan123

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Thank God for Judge Minty or I'd be really pissed off

    by Jaster Mareel

    At least somebody knows how to make Judge Dredd film. SERIOUSLY fucked up when we are looking more forward to a fucking FAN FILM than a studio released one!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Danny Cannon's epic film only cost $90M!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Fucking Robocop cost $13 MILLION! Star Trek II cost $11.2 MILLION! So this disasterous piece of shit costing half as much as a major summer tentpole film starring Sly Stallone is fucking embarrassing! $45 to get Karl Urban to lurk around an empty fucking car park for 90 minutes? Seriously? That's fucking ridiculous! For fuck's sake do a couple of CGI establishing shots that actually look like Mega City 1, make the fucking law master and costume look right, THEN koop him up in the fucking parking ramp if you have to but at least show some fucking resapect to tghe source material. And don't start that "He looks just like prog 1" bullshit either. WE KNOW! and prog 1 looked FUCKING RIDICULOUS TOO! Brian Bolland or STFU!

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    And r whomever is saying the Stallone film fucked up the costume...

    by Jaster Mareel Yes they modified the helmet slightly to make it more practical, but overall it's pretty fucking close. WAY closer than this new shit.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Looks so cheap. :(

    by hank henshaw

    MC-1 should be like the bigger, meaner brother of Blade Runner's L.A. (technology far more advanced). This movie's helmet doesn't bother me that much, but I wonder if adding the huge pauldrons from the comic would have helped the helmet not look that oversized. Of course, that big helmet, plus large shoulders pads would have made it all very impractical for actors to perform.

  • I want this film to be brilliant. I can't make my mind up about Garland. '28 Days Later' was genuinely disturbing, but I found 'Sunshine' disappointing. I haven't seen 'Never let Me Go'. IMDB says Garland is writing the HALO picture.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Also, I want to see 'Judgement On Gotham'.

    by Nerfee

    I know it'll never happen, but I loved that comic.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I've been reading this site since the year it launched...

    by NZPoe

    ...and only now have I been compelled to get a login and post. But I just have to say: 1) The 3 Sea Shells thing is from DEMOLITION MAN. Not the Stallone Judge Dredd film. 2) Judge Dredd and Batman never fought Scarecrow, they fought Judge Death. You all need to hand in your nerd badges now thanks. That is all.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 1:59 a.m. CST

    nzpoe - before you start collecting nerd badges

    by cushing1967

    In Judgement in Gotham Batman and Dredd fight both Judge Death AND the Scarecrow You can keep your nerd badge though.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by J.B.M.A.

    Garland seems incapable of writing anything good past the midway point of any film. 28 Days turns to shit by the time they are holed up with the soldiers in the mansion and equally Sunshine shows so much promise until the big 'reveal' which is awful and mundane. The Beach (book) was good until the fucking dreadful ending - one of the few improvements the film made over the original text.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by paul burnett

    ..regarding the 3 sea shells. I'm well aware that it's from the other futureistic Stallone cop movie Demolitian Man, i wrote that for comedic effect, something other tbers seem to have undestood and you have not. Welcome to the party pal..(i know thats from Die Hard, and not Judge Dredd as well ta) Jeez

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Can I get a Nerd badge?

    by Righteous Brother

    By stating that Judge Dredd didn't appear in Prog1 of 2000ad? His first story was in Prog2. Also - his look may have developed over the years, but Mega City 1 still looked fantastic, skyscrapers towering over the empire state building, flying vehicles all over the place etc.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett - that picture comparison is bullshit.

    by irishraidersfan

    What about this? Neither of those images you posted (previous comic or Stallone) look like that. And so what?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    First off, what do you mean the stallone pic and the comic pic "don't look like that"? Ummm, yes they do, hence their FUCKING EXISTENCE! As for the sad assed little pick you posted, I won't even get into how totally fucking gay it looks, but are you saying this new costume is a carbon copy of that? Because obviously it's a pretty fucking far cry from it. Hell, the STALLONE costume is closer!

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by Neil Harrison

    Damn, I liked Sunshine. Thought it was great - soundtrack helped a lot. As for the white transit van, I'm glad that it's apparently an fx stand-in. Chasing that thing seems more akin to an episode of The Sweeney, rather than futuristic law enforcement.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Judgement On Gotham.

    by Neil Harrison

    I'd rather see Death Lives. By a huge margin.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by Neil Harrison

    Hell, the STALLONE costume is closer!

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Try again

    by Neil Harrison

    Dammit, no way to quote people. OK. Was gonna say this: If I had to choose between the two, I'd still actually go for the new look. The codpiece & american football shoulder pads totally killed that first pass at the costume. And I think that the Versace helmet re-design was a mistake - the latest oversized helmet design is flawed, but still considerably better.

  • Feb. 14, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    What a practical AND faithful JD looks like...