More News on the Judge Dredd Reboot

Posted September 7th, 2010 at 11:19 am

In August we learned that Judge Dredd would be getting a reboot with Karl Urban signed on for the lead role and Pete Travis directing. The movie is expected to be an R rated gritty take on the comic. Now there is a final title for the film which will be known as Dredd and the official synopsis below. No release date has been set but it is aiming to arrive sometime in 2012.

DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.