Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FIRST LOOK: Karl Urban as Judge Dredd!

Above: Karl Urban in uniform as Judge Dredd. Copyright 2000ad/DNA Films 2010.

Via the 2000ad forums, comics and movie concept artist Jock has released the first image of local action-hero Karl Urban suited up as Mega City One's top cop in the upcoming comic adaptation simply titled Dredd.

Above: Judge Anderson of Psi Division (as illustrated by Arthur Ranson) and played by Olivia Thirlby.

Currently filming in South Africa under the watchful eye of director Pete Travis (Vantage Point), Dredd is scripted by novelist turned screenwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine) and is expected to follow the brutal lawman on an average day on the beat in Mega City One, as he breaks in his new partner, Judge Anderson played by Olivia Thirlby (Juno).

Dredd will be presented in 3D, and is expected to hit cinema screens in 2012.



  1. Urban looks good as Dredd. And Alex Garland is a fine writer, so this could be good! I'm not familiar with the director though...

  2. Looking forward to the film. I've got to admit though, I do have a soft spot for the Stallone version.

  3. Ant: Yeah, Alex Garland rocks, so I'm hoping this turns out good!

    Jason: I remember liking the look of Mega City One from the Stallone version, and he certainly had the chin and grunt for the part! Just let down by Hollywood's 'we can make it BETTER than the comic' attitude. I'm actually curious to revisit this now...(if a TV channel wants to screen it in the early hours, I'll watch it!).

  4. It's worth a look. At the very least, the production design was spot on!