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Learn all about the tone & history of Dredd 3D in this cool new featurette

08.15.2012by: Jake Dee

Judgment is coming sooner than you think folks, as DREDD drops the gavel on futuristic criminals September 21st. Before that shite goes down though, you may want to learn more about the movie via this new featurette. The judge himself, Karl Urban, is present...as is director Pete Travis and writer Alex Garland. Cool shite, scope it below!

The future America as an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Lena Headey (below), Olivia Thirlby, Kevin Kane, Jason Cope, Joe Vaz, Langley Kirkwood and Warrick Grier all appear in DREDD.

Extra Tidbit: You like the tone better here than in the '95 flick?
Source: Yahoo! UK

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