Lionsgate sent Major Spoilers the new poster for the upcoming Judge Dredd movie that stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets.  The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner.  Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation.  A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan.  When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire.  With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film.  Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

DREDD will open on Friday, September 21st, 2012.

via Lionsgate


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  1. I must admit to being sceptical when this was anounced ,having been burned by Stallone’s lackluster effort, but slowly the drip feed of information and teaser images has won me over until I am now officaly excited, roll on September. Also found this awsome wallpaper on the 2000adonline forums, tasty eyecandy for all.

  2. Judge Dredd has been going on way before Robocop. Goes back to the late 70’s and the start of 2000AD Comics. There’s parts of Stallone’s Judge Dredd, I was ok with. He looked like Dredd when the helmet was on, (he had the chin and the build), when he spoke “I AM DA LAWH” I cringed. The rest of the movie was just spit-balled together with too many different events. It was more like a canned tuna overview of the comic and I didn’t enjoy the comedy relief,(sidekick later in the film). If they ever do a animated version of Judge Dredd the voice artist that would be my choice is Toby Longworth. He voiced Dredd in the BBC Big Finish Audio Dramas.
    I’ll wait to see this new Judge Dredd movie in the theaters to make my final Judgement……………..

  3. Ive seen people complaining that the helmet is too big, but to me when you see the judges silhouette they look old school carlos ezquerra art to me and hes was always my fav dredd artist. He used to draw Dredd pretty thin with bulky pads and helmet. I always thought he was going for high plains drifter in armour.

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