Judgment is Coming to #SDCC with free #Dredd3D film screening with Karl Urban live – retweet #JudgementIsComing

Lionsgate has announced that they will kick off San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with an advanced screening of Dredd 3D, which doesn’t hit general movie theaters until Friday, September 21st, 2012. Dredd himself Karl Urban will introduce the screening for San Diego Comic-Con fans.

Below is the screening information, details on how to get in, and a brand new motion poster for Dredd 3D:

  • When: Wednesday, July 11th, 10:00PM
  • Where: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp. 701 5th Ave., San Diego

To register for the exclusive screening, visit www.JudgementIsComing.com and retweet Dredd 3D’s tweet! #JudgementIsComing

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

Also, here are the details for the Masters of the Web panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. This is a great panel with fantastic giveaways (trust me):

  • When: Thursday, July 12th, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: Room 24ABC

Masters of the Web – The annual gathering of some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more. Moderated by star of the new Lionsgate film Dredd, Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), with special surprise cast members from the film. Panelists include Mike Sampson (ScreenCrush.com), Jen Yamato (MovieLine.com), Mali Elfman (ScreenCrave.com), Erik Davis (Movies.com), Steve “Frosty” Weintraub (Colider.com), Grae Drake (Fandango.com), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan Lee), and Edward Douglas (ComingSoon.net), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year.

Check out the new Dredd motion poster, below.

Check out another poster and still images from Dredd 3D RIGHT HERE.

Find out more about what’s happening during San Diego Comic-Con 2012 at filmfetish.com/sdcc12.