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[quote]Rewind, for a minute, back to last Christmas. That's when we first learned that the long-mooted plans to have another stab at bringing Judge Dredd back to the big screen were moving ahead. Dredd, of course, was the subject of a debatable 1995 movie, starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by Danny Cannon (now best known for lots of CSI episodes).

For a long time, it was assumed that the commercial and critical reaction to the Dredd movie had killed the chances of Ol' Stoney Face returning to the big screen. But last December, it was announced on the 2000AD forums that Rebellion and 2000AD were teaming up with Danny Boyle's DNA Films (who, in turn, is covered by a deal with Fox Searchlight) to give Dredd a second shot at cinematic stardom. Our original story on the news can be found here.

[b]As is usually the drill, of course, things then went quiet. That was until comics artist Jock dropped a small single comment on his Twitter feed: "working through script visuals for JUDGE DREDD movie. Alex Garland writes a great script."[/b]

Now how's that for a piece of news?

Alex Garland is a long time Danny Boyle collaborator, of course, ever since the director brought The Beach to the big screen in 2000. Garland has since gone on to write the screenplays of both Sunshine and 28 Days Later for Boyle, and this is, to my knowledge anyway, the first word that he's been involved in the script for Judge Dredd. In fact, from the tone of that Tweet, it reads as if a screenplay for the film (or at least a draft of it) has been written. Or am I just reading too much into that?

If the project, however, is at some form of visualisation stage, it does open up questions as to how close Judge Dredd is to finding a director. Could Boyle himself be tempted? He's shown just how far he can stretch a modest budget with his underappreciated sci-fi flick Sunshine, and surely must be a major candidate (even though he ruled himself out of the project at the start of the year - but still...).

Slashfilm, incidentally, has some concept art from Jock that emerged earlier this year for the new Dredd movie. You can find its post here.

The current plan is for the Judge Dredd movie to be in cinemas for 2012, but we wouldn't expect further details on it for a while yet.[/quote]
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Yeah boi! Garland is one of my favorite writers for sure. He seems like a big geek too so hopefully this will be good, just no shit third act this time eh Alex?
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robocop was born out of the first attempt to make a Dredd movie fact fans

I have recently started reading 2000ad again and to be honest, its the best its been in a long time.
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Hmm...bit ominous..This is from the MCM Expo in London, courtesy of /Film

[quote]Meanwhile, a less high profile event saw Alan Grant joining a group of comics creators in discussing multi-media crossovers such as comics adapting stories from other media, and other media leeching ideas from the comics world. What connected these two panels? Talk of DNA’s upcoming Judge Dredd movie.

Coming off of a question about production and concept design for The Losers and its relationship to Jock’s original art in the comic, I asked Jock about the Judge Dredd picture for which he’s been creating concept art and for which Alex Garland has written a screenplay. I wanted to know what we all want to know: is there a director attached? Quite simply, he said no, “there’s not a director attached at the moment”.
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It became clear that Grant had no real idea how likely a new Judge Dredd film was becoming. When asked, he told us that neither he nor John Wagner, Dredd’s creator, had heard anything from Rebellion or DNA and that no kind of input from the comic’s team had been sought. This, he wanted us to know, was the reason he felt the first film went so disastrously wrong. He’s clearly expecting the same from the second.[/b]

Time to feel a little less optimistic about the new Dredd? Maybe, but I’m still feeling pretty good about it. I’m sure my not-so-secret hope that Mark Romanek will sign on and turn it into a Blade Runner killer will end up little more than a delirious fantasy, though.[/quote]
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It has financing in place ($50m) and a director, Pete Travis (Vantage Point).

From /Film:

[quote]We’ve been hearing about the possibility of a new Judge Dredd movie for some time. Now the project has taken a big step closer to being real: in a deal made just prior to Cannes, where the film will be shopped around for distribution, Andrew Macdonald’s company DNA Film has made a deal to finance Judge Dredd as a 3D feature with a budget around $50m. And there’s a director: Vantage Point’s Pete Travis.
But here’s the catch, and the part that could, somehow, be reason to hope this version won’t suck: this is not a studio financing deal. The money comes from Indian outfit Reliance Big Entertainment. Without a studio calling some of the bone-headed shots that made the Sylvester Stallone version miss the mark, could this be…good?


Read more: New Judge Dredd Movie Gets Financing; Pete Travis to Direct | /Film [url="http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/10/new-judge-dredd-movie-gets-financing-pete-travis-to-direct/#ixzz0ncTd1tz3"]http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/10/new-ju.../#ixzz0ncTd1tz3[/url][/quote]

Although the director might not instil confidence his TV work is much better than his one and only film. Whether he is the right man for the job and whether the budget is sufficient enough will become more apparent in time.
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Dredd is cast!

[quote]A few weeks back, there were murmurings out of Comic-Con that the new Judge Dredd had been cast and that it would be none other than New Zealand's own Karl Urban ("Bones" McCoy from Star Trek with upcoming comic movies Red and Priest). Empire Online has gotten confirmation from the film's producers Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich, who were asked about it during a Q 'n' A at the first Movie-Con, currently taking place in London. MacDonald confirmed the casting reported as a scoop by Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston last month.

Here's what else MacDonald said about the project during the Q 'n' A:

“The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real. There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously."

Director Pete Travis (Vantage Point) will begin shooting Judge Dredd in Johannesburg, South Africa with the same people who made Neill Blomkamp's District 9 later this year. [/quote]
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[quote name='Goose' timestamp='1281731761' post='7308075']
Director Pete Travis (Vantage Point) will begin shooting Judge Dredd in Johannesburg, South Africa [b]with the same people who made Neill Blomkamp's District 9[/b] later this year.
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Oooh. Excited!
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Now I'm no fan of the Stallone movie (in fact it prompted me to stop buying 2000AD for about 15 years) but my heart sinks a bit when I read words like "very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic". I know it's never going to happen but I want mo-pads, knee-pads, the League of Fatties and Boing!(r). Basically I want a film version of what Dredd was like when I was ten.
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I watched the uncut version of Stallone's Dredd movie recently and I enjoyed it more [i]now[/i], given that most action films made today are shit.
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[quote name='sky_captain' timestamp='1281776645' post='7308568']
I watched the uncut version of Stallone's Dredd movie recently and I enjoyed it more [i]now[/i], given that most action films made today are shit.
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Uncut version? More info please!
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Well, I'm interested but the silliness undernesth the totalitarian fascism needs to be kept in tact. I only know Karl Urban from Star Trek so fuck knows what he's going to be like.
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[url="http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=165598&view=findpost&p=7308927"]That's not the only Dredd film on the way.[/url]
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[quote name='Darren' timestamp='1281772490' post='7308485']
Now I'm no fan of the Stallone movie (in fact it prompted me to stop buying 2000AD for about 15 years) but my heart sinks a bit when I read words like "very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic". I know it's never going to happen but I want mo-pads, knee-pads, the League of Fatties and Boing!(r). Basically I want a film version of what Dredd was like when I was ten.
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I'd go for some of that.

It definitely needs to be brutal and violent if it intends to match the comics, but at the same time it needs that cheesy fascism underlying the whole thing - much like the stuff Verhoeven did with Starship Troopers. But yeah, it definitely ought to have some of the more way-out stuff too.

What I'd love is a three-film, back-to-back, Lord of the Rings style version of The Cursed Earth. :)
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[quote name='Commander Jameson' timestamp='1281777382' post='7308596']
Uncut version? More info please!
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Oh, nothing major just some headbutts.
I heard years ago that this was pre-cut for 15 certificate,(bullet hits toned down, ABC Warrior killing Jürgen Prochnow), theatrically and then cut further for home video,(the headbutt thing).

Information on any pre-cutting is sketchy at best. Dorian Gray was pre-cut as early as last year and not a sniff of info is on the BBFC website about it.

Btw, anyone got a link to an HDTV rip of the 1995 movie?
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Judge Anderson Cast

[quote]Olivia Thirlby has joined the cast of Judge Dredd, reports Variety.

Thirlby will play Judge Cassandra Anderson, a psychically powered rookie Judge who teams with Judge Joe Dredd (Karl Urban) for training. Set in a dystopian future, the British comic book adaptation focuses on a police force given the power to act as judge, jury and executioner to whomsoever they perceive to be part of the criminal element.

In the 2000 A.D. comic book series (within which Judge Dredd is a recurring story), Anderson goes on to lead the city's Psi Division, maintaining an uneasy friendship with Dredd.

Judge Dredd will be directed by Pete Travis with a script by Alex Garland. It was previously adapted into a film in 1995 with Sylvester Stallone in the lead. The character of Judge Anderson did not appear in that iteration of that franchise.[/quote]
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I like Thirlby, she's been good in the few things I've seen her in (Juno, The Wackness and Bored to Death) but surprised to see her cast as Anderson. Thought they would have went with someone slightly older. Still, I can see her pulling it off.

It will be interesting to see how they use Urban in this if the rumors of him not removing the helmet are true. If they aren't going to be selling the movie on a name, I think they could have went 'uglier' and grittier for Dredd. Ray Stevenson, for example.
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Wouldn't this be a more appropriate picture for the actress playing Judge Anderson, unless they are planning to not have her as a blonde (Goose seems to have chosen the most flattering picture possible :P)

[img]http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2300000/Olivia-Thirlby-olivia-thirlby-2310637-305-400.jpg[/img]
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