After watching the trailer I can’t say how I’m feeling about the new Judge Dredd flick. I’m a big fan of the Stallone movie. I just can’t picture anyone else saying ‘I am da law’ better than Stallone. With that said the latest movie is totally unrelated to the first and follows a completely different story line. The only Judge Dredd book I ever read was Lobo vs Judge Dredd, so I only really know the character from the 1995 film. At the end of the day I’m mad for sci-fi and reckon this film won’t disappoint. I can’t vouch for die hard fans though. Hopefully the movie will stay as true to the comics as possible so as to keep everyone happy.
The story of Dredd takes place on an Earth ravaged by the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this world live within megacities, gargantuan urban sprawls which protect its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where its police force, known as judges have the power of judge, jury and executioner to thwart crime. One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior Judge, teams with cadet, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), to stop drug dealer Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her traffic of the reality-altering drug Slo-Mo.
Karl Urban as Judge Joe Dredd
Olivia Thirlby as Judge Cassandra Anderson
Lena Headey as Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal
Langley Kirkwood as Judge Lex
Rakie Ayola as the Chief Judge.
Francis Chouler as Judge Guthrie
Deobia Oparei as Judge T.J. Alvarez
Dredd is due for release in SA on September, 28th