I hope that mediocre 1995 Judge Dredd movie with Sylvester Stallone hasn’t put off the character forever because the first trailer for Dredd has arrived today. You can watch it here below.
Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) from a script by novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland (Sunshine), Dredd takes us into a grungier Mega City-One straight out of District 9 and pits futuristic lawman Judge Joe Dredd (Karl Urban) and his mind-reading rookie partner Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) against a gang of cutthroats and scumdogs led by drug baroness Ma-Ma, played by Lena Headey of Game Of Thrones and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
This trailer starts out slowly but strongly and then kicks in with some mighty action towards. I love the lived-in look of this future and the battle-worn uniforms the judges wear in the field. Although Urban seems to be taking a cue from Christian Bale in creating his gritty tough-guy voice, it’s a very minor complaint. I can accept it because, after all, HE IS THE LAW! This sucker looks like nifty fun this Fall. Bring it on.
Dredd will be released theatrically in 3D by Lionsgate on September 21, 2012.