First Look: Karl Urban Suited Up as the Law in New 'Judge Dredd'
by Ethan Anderton
November 19, 2010
We already know that a new iteration of Judge Dredd is on the way with Karl Urban putting on the helmet to deliver justice (and we've heard he won't be taking it off either). Now we have our first look at the actor completely suited up for the futuristic comic book adaptation snapped during rehearsals for the Pete Travis (Vantage Point) directed film. The picture isn't perfect, but we can see this doesn't have the same polished, plastic look from Sylvester Stallone's abysmal adaptation from the 90's, and that's a pretty damn good start. Check out the full picture below with the official synopsis for Dredd, which is apparently the title for this new take on the character.
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. Thoughts?