I'm still far from passing final judgment on Pete Travis' DREDD, but I have to say my optimism grows with each pic and bit of info released. A great cast, a very promising R rating, the gritty look that keeps the spirit of the original comics... Now, we finally get the full scoop on what the movie is actually about (other than Dredd kickin' ass, that is) as well as a new image that shows the Judge in action and looks pretty darn similar to one of the previously unveiled pics. Check out the pic and the detailed synopsis that was posted on the film's Facebook page below.
"The future America is 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."
DREDD blasts into theaters on September 21st, with a cast that includes Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey (below), Jason Cope, Joe Vaz, Langley Kirkwood and Warrick Grier.