Some action-packed, blood-spattering images from Dredd!

Some bloody good images from the upcoming Judge Dredd film, titled simply DREDD, have shot their way online. Some nice action poses, frowny face Dredd, and a healthy headshot, make for a promising look at the "hard-R" rating that DREDD is supposedly going for.

Check out the brain-matter explosion below:

Directed by Pete Travis (VANTAGE POINT), DREDD is an adaptation of the long-running Judge Dredd comic book about an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. There was a somewhat unfortunate adaptation done by Sylvester Stallone in 1995, which had a lot of potential, but ultimately sunk under a mountain of convolution and Rob Schneider.

This adaptation, featuring Karl Urban as the titular character, looks to be more in line with the tone and violence of the comic. Urban is joined by Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey in the pic, which looks to be released on September 21st, 2012.

For the curious, Stallone had this to say about his Judge Dredd film in an interview with Uncut:

"It just wasn't balls to the wall. But I do look back on Judge Dredd as a real missed opportunity. It seemed that lots of fans had a problem with Dredd removing his helmet, because he never does in the comic books. But for me it is more about wasting such great potential there was in that idea; just think of all the opportunities there were to do interesting stuff with the Cursed Earth scenes. It didn't live up to what it could have been. It probably should have been much more comic, really humorous, and fun. What I learned out of that experience was that we shouldn't have tried to make it Hamlet; it's more Hamlet and Eggs..."


Extra Tidbit: If one good thing came out of Stallone's Judge Dredd film, it was Alan Silvestri's score, which deserved a better movie.



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