We’re all still trying to scrub the memory of the vulgar travesty that was 1995’s Judge Dredd from our minds. From the hideous acting to the idiotic plot to Stallone looking like… I don’t know what, to Rob Fucking Schneider… well, the less said, the better.
Supposedly, Pete Travis is going to make it all better. His upcoming adaptation, beautifully and simply called Dredd, seems to have a fan’s loving eye watching over its production. Travis, and writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later), are determined to do the property justice (and have vowed not to remove the helmet). They’re assembling a solid cast, including Olivia Thirlby, and of course Karl Urban (Red, Star Trek) as Judge Dredd himself. Now, we’ve got the first image of Urban in his Dredd costume. It looks p-retty badass. The nerdlinger in me says that the helmet seems a little big, but I’m also grateful that they didn’t go full out with the giant shoulder pads from the comics, because it simply wouldn’t have translated well into a movie (as we learned from the Stallone film).
God, that codpiece is a shot of nightmare fuel. Anyway, it’s a vast improvement already.
(source: Bleeding Cool)