Despite the fact that it was awesome, Karl Urban’s big screen Dredd reboot was a major box office bomb.
For every surprise hit, there are dozens of failed and forgotten flicks that crash and burn at the box office.
Seventeen years since his disastrous big screen appearance, the iconic Judge Dredd returns in Dredd. This time the movie features a modest budget and focuses on the characters rather than a big name superstar.
Slow motion. It adds tension. It adds drama. And, heck, more than anything, it just looks cool. Numerous action films have used slow-mo to showcase action, and transcendent hit The Matrix made it super cool again.
Some new concept art from Dredd has leaked out, showing an early version of Judge Dredd's (Karl Urban) signature sidearm that didn't make the final version of the film. Want to see what the Lawgiver could have been?
Ever since he was cast as the iconic futuristic lawman, we've had faith that Karl Urban would deliver a better performance than Sylvester Stallone did in 1995's much-maligned Judge Dredd. The Dredd trailers seem to prove us right, but it wasn't just dumb luck that made Urban better. He worked at it, right down to that menacing, gravelly voice.
You've seen the trailers, you've watched him kick ass in clips, and now as Dredd prepares to assault theaters nationwide, it's time to get to know everyone's favorite futuristic lawman.
Lena Headey is good at playing bad, and the actress took a break from her manipulative role as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones to star in next month's Dredd 3D as proof. Her character is a dark and deadly thorn in Karl Urban's side.
The upcoming Dredd reboot looks to be one of the darkest, bloodiest comic book-based films we've seen in ages—and some new footage shows just how violent it will be.
Some new promo shots from the upcoming Dredd flick have been released, showing off even more of the gritty world we can expect from the new Mega-City One—and the more we see, the more we like.