Rumor: Karl Urban is the Law in the New Judge Dredd Movie?
Last year we learned Sunshine writer Alex Garland was taking a crack at a new adaptation of the futuristic comic book Judge Dredd. Then a couple months ago it was announced that Pete Travis (of Vantage Point) would be sitting in the director's chair, plus that we'd see the comic book coming to life in 3D no less. Now Bleeding Cool has apparently found out who may be stepping into the shoes once filled by Sylvester Stallone in the universe where law enforcement officers are given the power to act as judge, jury and executioner to dish out justice. Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) may just be the man who will become the law.
Honestly, I like the idea of Karl Urban stepping into a lead role like this (I've always actually been interested in him playing some sort of superhero, maybe even Superman) so this sounds perfect. It's just sad that one of the clauses on the deal for the film dictates that Judge Dredd never remove his helmet, so we'll never see his face. Urban is on the verge of a major breakthrough as a leading man after a phenomenal supporting role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, not to mention other great performances as Eomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and an assassin in The Bourne Supremacy. Let's hope that he'll accept the offer rather than stating, "For God's sake, I'm a doctor not a law man!" So do you like the idea of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd?