New Images of Mega City 1 from the Set of JUDGE DREDD
Published: December 6, 2010 - 12:04pm
The cast and crew of the upcoming sci-fi reboot, based on the long running 2000 A.D. comic series, have taken over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, with futuristic vehicles and signs bearing the mark of Mega City 1.
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.
Based on the Judge Dredd character who first appeared in the British science fiction anthology “2000 AD.” Judge Dredd is a law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot.
The film, set for 2D and 3D theatrical release in 2012, also stars Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and is being directed by Pete Travis.