Just when we were about to forget there’s a Judge Dredd 3D remake (titled simply Dredd*) coming out September 21st, 2012, a new trailer premieres on G4’s Attack of the Show. They’ve replaced Sylvester Stallone with Karl Urban doing a gravely-voiced Batman impression. Let’s see if anyone notices.
In addition to
Bones Karl Urban, Dredd stars Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby, Deobia Oparei, Domhnall Gleeson, and Santi Scinelli. The trailer is below, but first we have the official synopsis for people who want to know more about a Judge Dredd movie than, “But does he shoot people in the face?”
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One — a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.
Oh man, I hate when I get trapped in a 200 story vertical slum controlled by a prostitute turned drug lord.
[Sources: GeekSyndicate, CBM, ENI]
* It’s taking all my willpower to not photoshop the guy from Simply Red into the banner picture now.