Last week it was announced that Olivia Thirlby (from Juno) had joined the cast of the rebooted Judge Dredd movie. She’ll star alongside Karl Urban who will play the title character, a role that was previously filled by Sylvester Stallone. Over on the official website for IM Global (one of the studios producing the film), they’ve listed the movie’s title as simply Dredd, and they’ve also posted a plot synopsis. Check it out…
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.
Yawn. Not that there’s anything bad about what’s written here but none of it is a surprise. We’ve seen/read about this stuff before. The only thing that sticks out is the word “visceral.” Does this mean the film will be less campy and more serious?
What do you think of the new title?