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I am the law! Judge Dredd prepares his return

05.10.2010

The 1995 Stallone-starring JUDGE DREDD probably didn't satisfy too many fans of the character's UK comic incarnation, but you can't keep a humorless futuristic lawman down.

Mega City One's top cop is coming back to bust perps with immediate high-velocity justice in a new JUDGE DREDD movie, which is currently being shopped at Cannes.

The project, which has been crawling through the Cursed Earth of development for a few years, has a script by Alex Garland (SUNSHINE, 28 DAYS LATER) and will be directed by Pete Travis (VANTAGE POINT). In 3D, of course!

DNA Films has joined with Reliance Big Entertainment to finance the flick for around $50 million.

Dredd has been trying to kickstart the Lawmaster for a while -- back in 2001, Rebellion announced plans for new back-to-back DREDD flicks, one involving corruption in Mega City One's legal system and the other pitting Dredd against the notorious supernatural Judge Death. And really, if they don't give us the classic Judge Death storyline, why bother?

Extra Tidbit: I always thought Jason Statham had the perfect mug for the helmet, but there were some interesting choices in Paul Tassi's Cast This column for the part.

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3:36PM on 05/11/2010
I hope this new Judge Dredd follows the comic books. By the way Judge Dredd never removes his helmet!
I hope this new Judge Dredd follows the comic books. By the way Judge Dredd never removes his helmet!
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10:57AM on 05/11/2010
I'm a huge Stallone fan and had a phase during my early teen years when I watched almost all Stallone, Arnie and Van Damme movies over a period of 2 months. Best summer break ever!! However the only scene I can recall from Judge Dredd is one where he lights his cigar with a welding gun. So yes, looking forward to seeing this..
I'm a huge Stallone fan and had a phase during my early teen years when I watched almost all Stallone, Arnie and Van Damme movies over a period of 2 months. Best summer break ever!! However the only scene I can recall from Judge Dredd is one where he lights his cigar with a welding gun. So yes, looking forward to seeing this..
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9:07AM on 05/11/2010

Dir Cut

I hope we will, sometime in the future, see the director's cut (more than 30' longer) of the first movie in DVD or BR-D... It's supposed to be quite good... At least better !
I hope we will, sometime in the future, see the director's cut (more than 30' longer) of the first movie in DVD or BR-D... It's supposed to be quite good... At least better !
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8:12AM on 05/11/2010
actually when i started reading the first name i thought was Statham.Big fan of the 2000AD comics.
actually when i started reading the first name i thought was Statham.Big fan of the 2000AD comics.
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7:22AM on 05/11/2010

"I knew you were gonna say that."

I still like the Stallone version. Statham would be great for it but will he do it? Casting unknowns would work, plenty of guys that could fit. Hope it works out well for the next.
I still like the Stallone version. Statham would be great for it but will he do it? Casting unknowns would work, plenty of guys that could fit. Hope it works out well for the next.
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6:10AM on 05/11/2010

"Prepare to be judged," eventually

Garland fits this project perfectly. He understands all-out action, underlying commentary, dystopia, and (probably) British popular literature. Ideal screenwriter for Judge Dredd. Statham fits the role ideally. He has even a perfect Dredd voice.
Garland fits this project perfectly. He understands all-out action, underlying commentary, dystopia, and (probably) British popular literature. Ideal screenwriter for Judge Dredd. Statham fits the role ideally. He has even a perfect Dredd voice.
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5:22AM on 05/11/2010
I think Dredd would be best as a gritty movie. No clean costumes and leave the helmet on. Cast an unknown. The best person to play Dredd would be Murdoc from the Gorillaz. To bad he's not real.
I think Dredd would be best as a gritty movie. No clean costumes and leave the helmet on. Cast an unknown. The best person to play Dredd would be Murdoc from the Gorillaz. To bad he's not real.
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4:44AM on 05/11/2010
Never gonna happen, but Judgment On Gotham would've made an awesome film. Dredd kinda gets portrayed as an idiot though, which he kinda did in Stallone's movie. I don't hate the 90s movie, but in the right hands a new Dredd movie could be excellent.
Never gonna happen, but Judgment On Gotham would've made an awesome film. Dredd kinda gets portrayed as an idiot though, which he kinda did in Stallone's movie. I don't hate the 90s movie, but in the right hands a new Dredd movie could be excellent.
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3:11AM on 05/11/2010

The 1st "Judge Dredd" was a guilty pleasure.

Granted the original wasn't very good, but I enjoyed it more than I should have. I was the right age & I though Armand Assante was a pretty good bad guy & I loved his Robot. Plus Diane Lane was absolutely gorgeous in it just as she is today. On the other hand Rob Scheinder was a completely pointless dumb character. I also love Max Von Sydow every since his hilariously serious turn in "Strange Brew!" Now that's a movie. Cheers.
Granted the original wasn't very good, but I enjoyed it more than I should have. I was the right age & I though Armand Assante was a pretty good bad guy & I loved his Robot. Plus Diane Lane was absolutely gorgeous in it just as she is today. On the other hand Rob Scheinder was a completely pointless dumb character. I also love Max Von Sydow every since his hilariously serious turn in "Strange Brew!" Now that's a movie. Cheers.
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2:46AM on 05/11/2010
While the first one wasn't great film making it's just one of those movies I somehow can just watch. There was definitely some cool stuff in it, the mech was awesome not to mention the cannibal gang. Schneider wasn't as annoying as usual and Stallone rocks even when he's completely miscast.

This needs to be gritty and hardcore. Blade Runner had the perfect visual aesthetic for the 2000AD books... I remember there being more than just Judge Dredd stories in those funny books as well... anyone
While the first one wasn't great film making it's just one of those movies I somehow can just watch. There was definitely some cool stuff in it, the mech was awesome not to mention the cannibal gang. Schneider wasn't as annoying as usual and Stallone rocks even when he's completely miscast.

This needs to be gritty and hardcore. Blade Runner had the perfect visual aesthetic for the 2000AD books... I remember there being more than just Judge Dredd stories in those funny books as well... anyone wanna give a stab at making one of those?
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2:29AM on 05/11/2010
I liked the last one with Stallone and rob schneider. I'm down with this.
I liked the last one with Stallone and rob schneider. I'm down with this.
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11:23PM on 05/10/2010
I'm down. Even though Judge Dredd is one of those very iconic 90s movies, I enjoyed it. Could it be done better? Yes. Personally I think Stallone should just go back to all of this franchises and pump out one more sequel. The man can act/direct very attitude now, and I say lets flaunt that!

I'm down. Even though Judge Dredd is one of those very iconic 90s movies, I enjoyed it. Could it be done better? Yes. Personally I think Stallone should just go back to all of this franchises and pump out one more sequel. The man can act/direct very attitude now, and I say lets flaunt that!

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11:21PM on 05/10/2010
Whenever it says 3D at the end my interest drops a little.
Whenever it says 3D at the end my interest drops a little.
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11:20PM on 05/10/2010
I am the lawlll!
I am the lawlll!
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11:12PM on 05/10/2010

Kewl

Alex Garland is a very talented writer, this should be good.
Alex Garland is a very talented writer, this should be good.
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11:07PM on 05/10/2010
Never heard of the comic before and the original wasn't great but I do remember liking it as a kid.
Never heard of the comic before and the original wasn't great but I do remember liking it as a kid.
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10:43PM on 05/10/2010

HELL WHY NOT?

I don't know crap about the Judge(other than the first movie)But I'm always up for comic book movies if their good.
I don't know crap about the Judge(other than the first movie)But I'm always up for comic book movies if their good.
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10:08PM on 05/10/2010
3D because no one asked for it, and so we're force feeding you with it.

Anyway, try not to screw this up like Andrzej Bartkowiak did when he made Street Fighter shittier than the 1994 original.
3D because no one asked for it, and so we're force feeding you with it.

Anyway, try not to screw this up like Andrzej Bartkowiak did when he made Street Fighter shittier than the 1994 original.
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10:00PM on 05/10/2010

I am the ler!!

I'm sure the comic book is great but this won't be any good. The star is going to want to show their face all the time like Stallone wanted.
I'm sure the comic book is great but this won't be any good. The star is going to want to show their face all the time like Stallone wanted.
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10:04PM on 05/10/2010
Not if it's Jason Statham, baby!
Not if it's Jason Statham, baby!
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9:56PM on 05/10/2010

Awesome!

I'm a huge fan of the comic book (first one I collected after TMNT (Mirage), and even though I thought the Stallone version was "ayight" (please no more side-kicks though!), I'm really looking forward to this re-incarnation. Finally, a "re-imagining" that deserves it!
I'm a huge fan of the comic book (first one I collected after TMNT (Mirage), and even though I thought the Stallone version was "ayight" (please no more side-kicks though!), I'm really looking forward to this re-incarnation. Finally, a "re-imagining" that deserves it!
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