Cower before Karl Urban's scowl in intimidating Dredd 3D poster

Here comes the long arm of the law. This fall, Karl Urban puts on a helmet and becomes judge, jury and executioner in Dredd 3D. A new poster for the film has been released, and his perma-frown is front and center.

No one does the stare of death like Judge Dredd, and Urban has it down to a science. The character is known for his unwavering dedication to the law. And that loyalty will be put to the test in Dredd 3D. In the latest poster, he's surrounded by Mega City One, which is going up in smoke—literally.

Official synopsis:

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan.

When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

Dredd 3D opens in theaters everywhere Sept. 21.

(via Yahoo Movies)

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