Full Armor and Lawmaster Bike Revealed in New 'Dredd' Set Photo
by Ethan Anderton
January 21, 2011
Though the cast of this comic book adaptation has some promising talent in the form of Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, our first photo from the set of Dredd, the new adaptation of the Judge Dredd comic book, didn't impress some. While the armor looked pretty cool, it was a low quality photo without clear visual style. Well, sadly this new photo is probably even worse quality, but it does offer our first glimpse of the entire suit of armor that Karl Urban will wear, and we also finally get to see the Dredd cruising on his lawmaster bike. Out of context, it looks kind of silly, but hopefully in the context of the film everything will click.
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?