New DREDD 3D Featurette Details the Comics Mythology Behind the Film
Published: August 16, 2012 - 12:47pm
Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) and starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, Dredd is adapted from the long running comic series 2000 A.D. and scheduled for worldwide release on September 21, 2012.
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.
Dredd is directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) from a script by Alex Garland with John Wagner acting as creative consultant. It stars Karl Urban in the title role, Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and Lena Headey as antagonist Madeline Madrigal. Other cast members include Domhnall Gleeson, Langley Kirkwood, Francis Chouler and Deobia Oparei. The film is scheduled for worldwide release on September 21, 2012.