A brand new trailer has been released for Pete Travis' latest film, Dredd (2012), starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. Inspired by the famous comic book character, this futuristic film will open in selected theaters across the United States on September 21.
Dredd is distributed by Lionsgate Films.
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.
Liked the Stallone version growing up. Not that I read the comics, so I'm not sure how good of an adaptation it is, but because of the production, art design, and the sort of nostalgic resemblance it had to Demolition Man (not that they're the least bit similar in tone outside of the futuristic setting). However, the mythos itself seemed cool and entertaining enough (really like the concept of the Lawgivers).
This one looks like it'll be fairly gritty, though. Not to mention it's native 3D, which should be a treat, and it's good to see Urban getting a lead role after playing so many side characters in recent memory. I'll definitely try to see this, if not for the visuals alone.
Guess this explains why Disney announced Stallone's film for BD later this year.
Dredd was once very big in the US too. Any character that can get a crossover with Batman has to be a pretty big earner. And I believe Dredd had two or three crossover oneshots or minis back in the 90's, as well as a very successful indie comic or two in an era when Marvel and DC still dominated the medium.
This looks much more gritty than the first, about as similar as Nolan's Batman was with Burton's.
After watching the movie preview, this film's plot looks very similiar to the asian flick "The Raid Redemption" for some reason with an American/futuristic twist. That was a great action film, and I hope that this movie ends up being as entertaining...
Why select theaters? It looks like a kick-ass movie on a BIG scale, why not release it BIG? Even though the budget was only like $40 Mill or something, I'm sure this is something TONS of people would be up for!
I'm the kind of perons that can enjoy two kinds or things... one could be a version that was made a long time ago and a newer version that was just made... to me... it is like having the best of both worlds. I'll rock on this one just like I did on the first one. Day one for me...
Could never be as good as Sly's but seems like it wasn't meant to be compared with it. I like the Batman analogy but unless Sly was the lead character I'd have to pass-kind of like having a Terminator without Arnold.