Karl Urban is taking the leap from Leonard 'Bones' McCoy to Judge Dredd in the movie aptly titled—Dredd. A new official photo of the actor in character has been released and it looks like Urban is channeling his inner Zoolander with Blue Steel.
Super-tough "Mother of the Future" Lena Headey, Sarah Connor herself in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, might be going head-to-scary-helmeted-head with Karl Urban's Judge Dredd as another kind of mom in Dredd, director Pete Travis's reboot of the classic comic book scripted by novelist and 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland.
Filming on the reboot of the classic 2000 AD lawgiver — which aims to erase any memory of the Sylvester Stallone debacle — is about to begin, but this image slipped out.
In what could be an attempt to distance the new Judge Dredd film from the 1995 Sylvester Stallone version -- something the producers and everyone else have been trying really hard to do since the beginning of this project -- the movie's name has been shortened to simply DREDD.
Remember a few weeks back when we told you Karl Urban promised us HIS Judge Dredd wouldn't make us puke in our popcorn? Well, it was nice to hear that, but there was still no OFFICIAL confirmation that he was going to play Dredd. But now we DO have confirmation—and it's coming directly from the mouths of the movie's producers.
We can understand why Karl Urban would want to star in a remake of Star Trek. But why would he want to remake Judge Dredd, that laughable 1995 megabomb from Sylvester Stallone? Why, Karl, Why? But we're not to worry, says Urban—he promises that THIS Judge Dredd won't be a disgrace to the source material.
A new indie version of the British sci-fi action comic is developing for 3-D.