In 1995, Sylvester Stallone starred in “Judge Dredd”, a movie set in the future times where Earth has become an uninhabitable wasteland. The story revolves around “Mega-Cities”, where the traditional justice system has ceased to exist. Instead, a corps of “Judges”, the fiercest combinations of police officer plus judge plus jury and executioner, now have full responsibility of upholding peace and “serving” where it counts.
The “Street Judge”, none other than Joseph Dredd (played by Sylvester Stallone) who assists Judge Hershey (played by Diane Lane) in ending a block war.
Does that story line ring a bell? No?
Hold up! Before you rush out to beg, borrow, or steal a copy of the 1995 film, a new and more 3D version of it will be released in the cinemas soon. Yup! 3D. When it was announced in December 2008, the production company DNA Films also said that although the newer “Dredd” film is unrelated to the 1995 version, it’s still based on the same 2000 AD comic book character, Judge Dredd.
This “refreshed” Judge Dredd story is set in a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as a judge, jury, and executioner – a city that’s much like the one in the 1995 version. Directed by Pete Travis (“The Jury”, “Vantage Point”), “Dredd” centers around a cop who teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals with the reality-altering drug, “SLO-MO”.
The dangerous drug causes its users to experience reality at a fraction of its normal speed and it needs to be stopped before it becomes a worse epidemic. But there’s no such thing as an easy war.
Dredd (played by Karl Urban) and rookie with powerful psychic abilities Cassandra Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby) must confront the odds and engage in a relentless battle for survival:
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Dredd 3D will be released on 7th September 2012 (UK) and 21st September 2012 (US).
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.