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Official statement on Dredd drama: Move along, citizen, nothing to see here

4 years agoby:

Last week, there were reports of complications behind the scenes of DREDD, the feature relaunch of the futuristic comic book lawman. As the story went, director Pete Travis was jettisoned from the editing room due to the typical "creative differences", and the movie's writer Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER) was taking over. This immediately prompted speculation that the movie could had some serious problems.

Rest easy, because "officially" the reports of a Travis-Garland Block War have been erroneous. The pair released this joint statement to the LA Times: "During all stages of the filmmaking, DREDD has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties.  From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film.  This situation has been misinterpreted.  To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit.  We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year."

So that's that. (Unless it's not.) Maybe they paid a visit to the Aggro Dome and worked it out. Either way, we'll reserve judgment for when the movie hits screens. Or at least until the trailer...

The new DREDD has Karl Urban as Mega City One's top cop, who faces a rough day on the job dealing with a young rookie (Olivia Thirlby), corrupt Judges and a small army of criminals, all wrapped DIE HARD-style in a giant skyscraper.

Source: LA Times

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2:31PM on 10/11/2011
The helmet looks goofy. I'm sorry. I like Karl Urban though.
The helmet looks goofy. I'm sorry. I like Karl Urban though.
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11:58AM on 10/11/2011
Why so sad, Dredd ?
Why so sad, Dredd ?
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3:02AM on 10/11/2011
I am really struggling to understand how a studio greenlit this movie. There is no way this movie makes a dent at the box office. Unless it cost less than 20M, it won't make it's money back.
I am really struggling to understand how a studio greenlit this movie. There is no way this movie makes a dent at the box office. Unless it cost less than 20M, it won't make it's money back.
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10:19AM on 10/11/2011
Would you have thought that two tiny movies like "Juno" or "The Help" could each make over $100 million?
Would you have thought that two tiny movies like "Juno" or "The Help" could each make over $100 million?
11:52AM on 10/11/2011
Your comparison is irrelevant.
Dredd won't get the word of mouth The Help or Juno got. And those two were quality movies, Dredd is a B-movie at best.
Your comparison is irrelevant.
Dredd won't get the word of mouth The Help or Juno got. And those two were quality movies, Dredd is a B-movie at best.
3:56PM on 10/11/2011
probably shouldn't judge till you see a trailer
probably shouldn't judge till you see a trailer
5:19PM on 10/11/2011
No need for a trailer. This project scream Straight-to-DVD from the beginning.
No need for a trailer. This project scream Straight-to-DVD from the beginning.
2:11AM on 10/11/2011
Well I have to say at least in the high res shot posted there, his helmet looks okay. And his scowl is right on...maybe this won't be a complete bomb.

But who thinks he will keep the helmet on the whole flick, or just be introduced with it then dump it.
Well I have to say at least in the high res shot posted there, his helmet looks okay. And his scowl is right on...maybe this won't be a complete bomb.

But who thinks he will keep the helmet on the whole flick, or just be introduced with it then dump it.
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12:39AM on 10/11/2011
Does anyone else remember when Karl Urban played Cupid on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and his wing prosthetics had MASSIVE shoulder connections because the materials were clearly not advanced enough to facilitate a more realistic design?
And yes, I know that was a run-on sentence.
Does anyone else remember when Karl Urban played Cupid on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and his wing prosthetics had MASSIVE shoulder connections because the materials were clearly not advanced enough to facilitate a more realistic design?
And yes, I know that was a run-on sentence.
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12:24AM on 10/11/2011

YAY!!!!!

sounds good to me... I am looking forward to this one....without Rob Schneider for comedy releaf!!! and Dredd as a Mega City Judge for 2 FULL HOURS!!!
sounds good to me... I am looking forward to this one....without Rob Schneider for comedy releaf!!! and Dredd as a Mega City Judge for 2 FULL HOURS!!!
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11:42PM on 10/10/2011
I hope this is good. It definitely has the potential and talent.

Wonder if Stallone makes a cameo.
I hope this is good. It definitely has the potential and talent.

Wonder if Stallone makes a cameo.
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