Sylvester Stallone’s godawful Judge Dredd was an abomination but thankfully, with the same source material, Lionsgate are having a go, dropping the “Judge” and just going with Dredd 3D. The “3D” bit isn’t because he’s a fully realised, three-dimensional character, oh no; the 3D is this new fad where you wear sunglasses indoors and the film is blurry without them. It sounds awesome. Can’t wait.
Anyhow, with Star Trek‘s Karl Urban (Bones) playing Dredd (3D) and with such other massive names as Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, the only thing missing is a La Roux soundtrack and a gruff voice. Thankfully these were both remedied with the first trailer:
However, as people felt that this trailer didn’t give enough motion, Lionsgate have released a poster for Dredd 3D, because posters aren’t static anymore and you’ll be seeing this at your local bus stop, apparently:
Ooh, made me jump! (If you missed it, you’ll probably have to refresh the page. We have no idea how this works in real life.)
The official synopsis from Lionsgate for Dredd 3D goes a little something like this:
Dredd takes place on a fictional Earth created as a result of the Atomic Wars. Survivors of this period are living in Mega-Cities, which protects its citizens from the Cursed Earth, a radioactive desert environment populated by mutants. The main story takes place in Mega-City One, where the police who are now called judges have the power to use police brutality to some extent to fight extreme murders. One man, Judge Dredd (Karl Urban), a senior law enforcement officer, teams up with a cadet called Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) to track down a terrorist organization lead by Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), who is responsible for selling a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo.
That’s right, the drug is called “Slo-Mo”. You’ll never guess what it does.