There’s been a sense that there have been a few problems with Dredd, not least because it was filmed well over a year ago, and its release has been delayed from last December to this September 7th. Mix that with reports director Pete Travis’ input got restricted in post-production and there are reasons to worry. However there’s still plenty of promise, and if it can get close to being as cool as this first poster (which debuted on JoBlo), we should be okay.
Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilisation 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. It’s a tough world, and one that’s hopefully going to be better than when Stallone was in charge.
Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby and Domhnall Gleeson also star, with Pete Travis (Vantage Point) directing and Alex Garland on scripting duties (and it’s the last of these that should give us the most hope). Take a look at a couple of new images below.