Here Comes The Judge

Today we’re celebrating the news that this week kicks off shooting for Dredd, the big-screen resurrection of Brit comics’ Judge Dredd by producer Andrew Macdonald (28 Days Later), writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later/Sunshine), and director Pete Travis (Vantage Point). This 2012 release by British production company DNA Films stars Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno), and is being filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa with much of the team behind District 9.

Check out Karl Urban decked out in full Judge uniform from this week’s rehearsals

With some heavy involvement from Dredd creator John Wagner and a very good sounding team working on it my hopes are certainly raised… cross your fingers!

But let’s not forget the other Judge movie from the world of 2000AD’s Mega-City One in the not-so distant future. The Judge Minty fan film. For those not up on your lore, Judge Minty was Dredd’s mentor who, instead of retiring at the end of his long career, opted to take The Long Walk into the Cursed Earth to “bring law to the lawless.” Quietly in production for the past year, it looks downright incredible for a non-Hollywood flick. It was quite a shock to see how well this group of fans managed to kit out the cast with incredible costumes, bring a near-perfect Mega-City One to life, and even feature Dredd’s iconic wide-tired Lawmaster motorcycle. There’s a great thread on the RPF with tons of photos of the props and costumes. The screenshots look good, but you’re definitely going to want to see the trailer. Check it out:

Judge Minty trailer

For more info, keep your eyes on I will be!

  1. Abhishek

    8:38 am, September 23, 2012|VERY good movie! Lena Headey is AWESOMENESS personified!! i love that she was a pure/true vlialin without being over the top or bombastic (like say Charlize Theron was in SNOW WHITE. i love Charlize but her over-acting/yelling was bad). Ma-Ma is fucking scary in the best way! Olivia was very good too! i just wish the trailers/tv spots hadn’t shown how Ma-Ma meets her fate. i was pissed and a bit shocked they actually ruined the ending in the trialers.

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