Producers for the upcoming Judge Dredd have confirmed that Karl Urban, who played McCoy in the most recent Star Wars Trek film, has been hired to play the title character. In addition to the casting confirmation, producer Andrew MacDonald said the new movie will be a very hard R-rated, gritty, realistic movie, and not the “completely messed up [movie from] 20 years ago.”
Plans from the producing duo of MacDonald and Allon Reich, have the bike looking real, and Urban not removing his helmet at all during the movie. While Urban is still relatively unknown, I would put money that Urban’s full face will be seen in the flick at least once.
The Pete Travis directed Judge Dredd begins shooting in Johannesburg, South Africa later this year.