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Judge Dredd again?

12.20.2008

It might be an understatement to say that the big-budget Sly-powered JUDGE DREDD movie didn't turn out especially satisfying (at least to fans of the comic incarnation), but we may get another chance at seeing The Law personified filling perps with ballistic justice on the big screen.

Dredd rights-holders 2000AD and Rebellion have teamed with production company DNA Films (SUNSHINE, 28 DAYS LATER, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) for a new flick featuring the futuristic Mega City One's infamous peace officer as he dispenses instant violent justice. The plan is to begin production some time in 2009.

Before we get too excited, keep in mind that this is actually the third time we've heard Dredd would return to the big screen. Way back in 2001, Rebellion announced plans for new back-to-back JUDGE DREDD flicks, one involving corruption in Mega City One's legal system and the other pitting Dredd against the notorious supernatural Judge Death. Then in 2004, a new production company reported they were scrapping previous scripts and starting from scratch. Only Psi Division knows if it'll actually happen this time.

Extra Tidbit: I think Jason Statham has the perfect jaw for the helmet. Thoughts on who else could play Dredd?
Source: 2000ADAICN

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1:00PM on 12/25/2008

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for the jaw, voice and attitude, my vote is for Dolph Lungdren.
But if you just want the jaw, Robert Z'Dar. think about it!!!!
for the jaw, voice and attitude, my vote is for Dolph Lungdren.
But if you just want the jaw, Robert Z'Dar. think about it!!!!
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5:16AM on 12/22/2008
Stalone FTW! I thought he made a great Dredd!
Stalone FTW! I thought he made a great Dredd!
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5:03AM on 12/22/2008

When I was...

... hanging out with the Rebellion reps from the 2000 A.D. booth at SDCC this past summer I brought this up & got a funny look. Enough for me to say "No Fuck'n Way!!". He went on to explain that things were in the works and there should be an anouncement in the near future, but he couldn't say much more at the time. So yes, this looks like the real deal. They seemed pretty serious about getting it right too. I'm stoked.

My Judge Dredd nomination: Kevin McKidd

Dredd in 2010!!
... hanging out with the Rebellion reps from the 2000 A.D. booth at SDCC this past summer I brought this up & got a funny look. Enough for me to say "No Fuck'n Way!!". He went on to explain that things were in the works and there should be an anouncement in the near future, but he couldn't say much more at the time. So yes, this looks like the real deal. They seemed pretty serious about getting it right too. I'm stoked.

My Judge Dredd nomination: Kevin McKidd

Dredd in 2010!!
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7:50PM on 12/21/2008

Tires on the bike must be superfat!

Doesn't matter if its realistically impractical, it has to look that imposing. It's a film after all, they can easily cut it to make it look like it handles smoothly. Whoever does the Dredd role, it should somebody not too young, somebody with a lot of inbuilt authority. An interesting if unexpected Dredd could be John Goodman, if he worked out, lost his belly, and was a bit younger. He sure got the pose and the yell. If he loses his double chin, he even has the same kind of jaw Dredd usually
Doesn't matter if its realistically impractical, it has to look that imposing. It's a film after all, they can easily cut it to make it look like it handles smoothly. Whoever does the Dredd role, it should somebody not too young, somebody with a lot of inbuilt authority. An interesting if unexpected Dredd could be John Goodman, if he worked out, lost his belly, and was a bit younger. He sure got the pose and the yell. If he loses his double chin, he even has the same kind of jaw Dredd usually has, not a square jutting-out one like Bats or Supes, but a giant vertical one.
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2:17PM on 12/21/2008

GOTTA BE...

Clint Eastwood! Yeah-I said it!
Clint Eastwood! Yeah-I said it!
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12:18PM on 12/21/2008

jack black

it'd be a funny version!
it'd be a funny version!
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10:44AM on 12/21/2008

hate to say it...

Vin Diesel maybe?

or..just maybe...Christian bale....his jaw worked fine for batman
Vin Diesel maybe?

or..just maybe...Christian bale....his jaw worked fine for batman
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7:28AM on 12/21/2008
Personally I blame the director for the failure of the 1995 version, which I do actually like. Stallone did a fine job and I thought he looked the part, but the movie was obviously just in the hands of someone wanting to make a quick buck and not someone with any insight into that world.
Personally I blame the director for the failure of the 1995 version, which I do actually like. Stallone did a fine job and I thought he looked the part, but the movie was obviously just in the hands of someone wanting to make a quick buck and not someone with any insight into that world.
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6:45AM on 12/21/2008
a film franchise that could actually do with being restarted.
I don't think the Stallone version is that bad, but Dredd's world is a rich creative source, and could do with being revisited.
Despite its flaws, there was a lot to like about the old version. Apparently they even tried building real Lawmaster bikes but with tyres that thick they had an impractically large turning circle so were scrapped.
a film franchise that could actually do with being restarted.
I don't think the Stallone version is that bad, but Dredd's world is a rich creative source, and could do with being revisited.
Despite its flaws, there was a lot to like about the old version. Apparently they even tried building real Lawmaster bikes but with tyres that thick they had an impractically large turning circle so were scrapped.
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5:24AM on 12/21/2008

Rob schnieder BITCH?!

What?! how could you say that?! rob made that movie enjoyable! i say bring back rob schnieder and the Italian Stallion fuck it bring back Armand asante too. now that would be a good movie(sarcasm)
What?! how could you say that?! rob made that movie enjoyable! i say bring back rob schnieder and the Italian Stallion fuck it bring back Armand asante too. now that would be a good movie(sarcasm)
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2:09AM on 12/21/2008

about the helmet

hugo weaving wore a mask thru'out v for vendetta , so there's no reason why other actors cant do it.

i vote for Clive Owen.
hugo weaving wore a mask thru'out v for vendetta , so there's no reason why other actors cant do it.

i vote for Clive Owen.
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2:02AM on 12/21/2008

yesss!!

probably the only remake im looking forward to.

hopefully there's no cheap american comic relief this time - that means YOU , Rob Schneider!! u BITCH!!
probably the only remake im looking forward to.

hopefully there's no cheap american comic relief this time - that means YOU , Rob Schneider!! u BITCH!!
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1:00AM on 12/21/2008
Keep the FREAKING Helmet on this time!
Keep the FREAKING Helmet on this time!
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10:41PM on 12/20/2008

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Well then I guess that just shows how bad he is at an American accent. Because he sounded the same has he always has in SIN CITY and INSIDE MAN to me.
Well then I guess that just shows how bad he is at an American accent. Because he sounded the same has he always has in SIN CITY and INSIDE MAN to me.
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8:52PM on 12/20/2008

What about

Van Damme!!?? :)
Or Daniel Day Lewis, just imagine that for a moment. Yeah...that would be...different.
Van Damme!!?? :)
Or Daniel Day Lewis, just imagine that for a moment. Yeah...that would be...different.
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8:48PM on 12/20/2008

Maybe....

The Rock?

Don't be too hard on Dominic West. I think his accent sounded a lot like some of the characters on the Sopranos.
The Rock?

Don't be too hard on Dominic West. I think his accent sounded a lot like some of the characters on the Sopranos.
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8:16PM on 12/20/2008

Neat

Even though I liked the 1995 movie, I'll keep my eyes open for this.
Even though I liked the 1995 movie, I'll keep my eyes open for this.
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7:31PM on 12/20/2008

WTF?!

Dominic West?! that guy was terrible in the new punisher movie. his new york accent was so fucking terrible it gave me anal leakage! i couldn't even watch the whole thing
Dominic West?! that guy was terrible in the new punisher movie. his new york accent was so fucking terrible it gave me anal leakage! i couldn't even watch the whole thing
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7:29PM on 12/20/2008
Dominic West

He's brit, he's big, a good actor and accepts roles because of the "fun" factor (he's the villain in the new Punisher film)
Dominic West

He's brit, he's big, a good actor and accepts roles because of the "fun" factor (he's the villain in the new Punisher film)
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7:21PM on 12/20/2008
Mickey Rourke?
Mickey Rourke?
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5:54PM on 12/20/2008
ooo I like Locke's idea!
ooo I like Locke's idea!
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5:44PM on 12/20/2008
x-I"AM THE LAW!
o-LAWWWWWWWWWW >:-0
x-I"AM THE LAW!
o-LAWWWWWWWWWW >:-0
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4:56PM on 12/20/2008
Guy Ritchie Directing Jason Statham again


I'm game.
Guy Ritchie Directing Jason Statham again


I'm game.
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4:38PM on 12/20/2008

director?

Danny Boyle?! Guy Ritchie?!! Ridley Scott??
Danny Boyle?! Guy Ritchie?!! Ridley Scott??
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4:33PM on 12/20/2008

Judge vinnie jones dredd

He's got to be big. Stevenson would be good too, it's not his fault Punisher didn't get any publicity. I know Dredd a future american, but its a british creation and I'd rather see a big brit with an attitude and a funny accent. DNA has a bloody perfect curriculum for making a megafuckedup Mega City One!
He's got to be big. Stevenson would be good too, it's not his fault Punisher didn't get any publicity. I know Dredd a future american, but its a british creation and I'd rather see a big brit with an attitude and a funny accent. DNA has a bloody perfect curriculum for making a megafuckedup Mega City One!
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4:23PM on 12/20/2008
Since i'm actually a fan of the comic from way back, you need a tall unknown actor. Why unknown? Because he's never going to take off the helmet. Ever. Dredd doesn't remove the helmet or the uniform.
Putting a known actor in the role, that actor will not do the role if their full face cannot be seen. That was one of the problems of the Stallone movie.
Since i'm actually a fan of the comic from way back, you need a tall unknown actor. Why unknown? Because he's never going to take off the helmet. Ever. Dredd doesn't remove the helmet or the uniform.
Putting a known actor in the role, that actor will not do the role if their full face cannot be seen. That was one of the problems of the Stallone movie.
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3:40PM on 12/20/2008

Ray Stevenson!

Hey can reboot any franchise! Big money, here we come!
Hey can reboot any franchise! Big money, here we come!
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3:38PM on 12/20/2008

Get Clint on board

I always thought JD was supposed to be Clint Eastwood... and I bought the first 2000ad in 78. Imagine him in a flash forward sequence!
I always thought JD was supposed to be Clint Eastwood... and I bought the first 2000ad in 78. Imagine him in a flash forward sequence!
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3:20PM on 12/20/2008

Call Me Indiana

Clive did do American accents in Sin City and Inside Man.

However, his British accent does slip out sometimes; For example, in Inside Man, he sounds find until he says certain words like 'cellular'.
Clive did do American accents in Sin City and Inside Man.

However, his British accent does slip out sometimes; For example, in Inside Man, he sounds find until he says certain words like 'cellular'.
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3:19PM on 12/20/2008
In a way I still like the Sylvester Stallone '95 version. I've got it on VHS and is filed under the "so bad it's good" category. (LOL the scene where Stallone says something and his mouth doesn't move at all during the chase scene on the flying motorbikes)
In a way I still like the Sylvester Stallone '95 version. I've got it on VHS and is filed under the "so bad it's good" category. (LOL the scene where Stallone says something and his mouth doesn't move at all during the chase scene on the flying motorbikes)
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3:17PM on 12/20/2008
If Clive can do an American accent (which I have doubts about considering he's never done one, and his accent is pretty thick as well) then I can see him as Dredd. But I have to say I actually prefer porkchopexpress's nomination of Perlman.
If Clive can do an American accent (which I have doubts about considering he's never done one, and his accent is pretty thick as well) then I can see him as Dredd. But I have to say I actually prefer porkchopexpress's nomination of Perlman.
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3:04PM on 12/20/2008
Perlman
Perlman
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1:32PM on 12/20/2008

Clive Owen

I"ve thought about this a lot and I think the only person who should play Dredd is a Brit doing an American accent. In fact, everyone involved should be British.

I think Own is the right height, has a deep enough voice, and has a strong chin (he might need to melt off some of that baby fat on his face though). Statham is a shrimp, but he'd be good for Johnny Alpha.
I"ve thought about this a lot and I think the only person who should play Dredd is a Brit doing an American accent. In fact, everyone involved should be British.

I think Own is the right height, has a deep enough voice, and has a strong chin (he might need to melt off some of that baby fat on his face though). Statham is a shrimp, but he'd be good for Johnny Alpha.
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