Oh No, Another Judge Dredd Movie Has Been Greenlit?!
In the future, one man is the law. Am I the only one who confuses Judge Dredd and RoboCop all the time? Whatever the case, DNA Films (of Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later) has greenlit another Judge Dredd project. Apparently the film will be something of a reimagining, going all the way back to the 2000 AD comics that Sylvester Stallone's 1995 film was based on as well. The news comes from the official 2000 AD forums, where Jason Kingsley left this message for fans: "We can't give away too many details at this point, but we're looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen."
Judge Dredd is a law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot. Now that I think about it, this still does sound a lot like RoboCop and I don't ever remember seeing the Stallone film, even though I'm familiar with the name. This new Judge Dredd will head into production in 2009, but that's all we know at the moment. Is there any hope for this character or does everyone only want to see Darren Aronofsky's new RoboCop?