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Rebellion and 2000 AD have announced that a new Judge Dredd movie is in development.

Together with DNA Films, the movie production company behind such films as Danny Boyle's Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later, Judge Dredd will go into production in 2009.

Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director said, "We can't give away too many details at this point, but we're looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen."

http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7928

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The Sly Judge Dredd movie was good not great but it wasn't a flaming pile of dogshit like some comic book films are I just saw it the other night on TBS I so need to get it on DVD

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I feel like the original film is underrated. It was a pretty gritty film and you have to admit, Stallone was good as Judge Dredd. Its not the best comic book adaptation, but isn't the worse either. Hopefully this will usher in a new franchise. It seems very much like dark rooted characters(like Blade, Hellboy and Batman)in the comic book world have been the big craze in cinema lately.

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I feel like the original film is underrated. It was a pretty gritty film and you have to admit, Stallone was good as Judge Dredd. Its not the best comic book adaptation, but isn't the worse either. Hopefully this will usher in a new franchise. It seems very much like dark rooted characters(like Blade, Hellboy and Batman)in the comic book world have been the big craze in cinema lately.

Just hopefully not with Rob Schneider as a sidekick.

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Just hopefully not with Rob Schneider as a sidekick.

Come on, he was the comic relief. If he were in the remake, he can be the expendable sidekick.

I'd rather a character-driven piece that made the audience generally give two figs about the lead character without shoe-horning in cliches like "the love interest" and "the comic relief".

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One of the potentially big movies up for grabs at this year's Cannes Film Festival is a 3D relaunch of the 2000 A.D. character Judge Dredd in a new movie directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) from screenplay by Alex Garland (28 Days Later). There was word a few years back that there was a new Judge Dredd movie in development at 20th Century Fox with artist Jock, co-creator of The Losers, being involved in the production art, but with Fox out of the picture, producer Andrew Macdonald's DNA Films has been joined by Indian financier Reliance Big to move the project forward.

Previously Sylvester Stallone played Dredd in a 1995 dud directed by Danny Cannon which grossed $113.5 million worldwide, but was considered a bomb due to its $70 million plus budget.

MacDonald and co. plan on returning to the original comics, created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, for reference on the movie that's reported to cost under $50 million.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101036-judge-dredd-will-be-the-law-in-3d

An independently financed movie based on a comic book made for 50 million that's also 3D? That's so crazy it might just work.

But I'm sure it'll suck.

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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."

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/105715-karl-urban-is-the-new-judge-dredd

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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.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/106604-olivia-thirlby-cast-in-judge-dredd

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Lionsgate announced today that the studio has picked up U.S. distribution rights for IM Global's Dredd, reports Variety.

Dredd starts production on November 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. Directed by Pete Travis, the $45 million-budgeted 3D project will star Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby.

The film takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (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.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/109913-lionsgate-picks-up-dredd

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