IM Global, one of the studios producing the Judge Dredd movie have announced the movie is getting an official name change to DREDD.  Not a bad change on the surface, and one that should keep dummy-dumb movie goers from thinking the movie is the latest John Grisham movie.

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.

You may have heard that Olivia Thirlby has joined that cast as Cassandra Anderson, but if you haven’t here’s a picture.

via Geek Week

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2 Comments

  1. Bob
    September 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    Looking forward to this, it will erase the pain of the first movie.

  2. R.J. Moore II
    September 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    The first movie was really cheesy, but Stallone looks about 10x more like Dredd than Karl Urban. Urban is 15-20 years too young and 30lbs too light…and he has no Dredd voice.
    Ron Perlman would have been a much better choice.

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