This image of Karl Urban as Dredd in the new Lionsgate adaptation of the comic character, originally appeared in Total Film.
I’m sure everyone is as fearful as I am about the film, since Lionsgate doesn’t have a great track record with comic adaptations, and of course the 1995 Stallone version of Judge Dredd, which didn’t really work.
Dredd is set in a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner. A cop (Karl Urban) teams up with a trainee to take down a gang that deals in the reality-altering drug SLO-MO.
Dredd is directed by Pete Travis, who helmed Vantage Point and Endgame. The film stars Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby, Domhnall Gleeson, Deobia Oparei, Langley Kirkwood, Jason Cope, Brandon Livanos, Rakie Ayola, Joe Vaz, Luke Tyler, Santi Scinelli, Warrick Grier, Allen Irwin, Francis Chouler, and of course, Karl Urban as Judge Dredd
Dredd is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept 21, 2012.