Posts Tagged ‘Judge Dredd’
Your first look at Karl Urban in full Judge Dredd attire. Compared to the Sylvester Stallone uniform this one appears more police like and less fantasy, superhero. But this is all superficial, I can’t wait for a trailer to see if we can remove any memory of the hideous 1995 version.
Dredd is directed by Pete Travis and stars Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. A release date is TBA
Karl Urban, as confirmed by producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich at Movie-Con in London.
Here’s what MacDonald had to say courtesy of Empire:
“The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago,” said Macdonald. “Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real.”
“There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously. We’ve cast a guy called Karl Urban to play Dredd. We’ll be shooting in Johannesburg, it’s being directed by Pete Travis, we’re shooting with the people who did District 9 – and if we get it right, Alex has a couple of ideas for other stories as well. It’s not based on any one comic, and John Wagner is involved in every decision.”
I loved what he had to say, Karl Urban is a great and underrated actor, and District 9 was amazing, so my hopes are high. Let all hope the movie lives up to his words. Shooting in South Africa is scheduled to begin soon.