The character of Judge Dredd has been around for 35 years, patrolling Mega City One and acting as judge, jury, and executioner without hesitation. Created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, Judge Joseph Dredd first appeared in the pages of British sci-fi comic 2000 AD. These new behind the scenes look at the second attempt to bring Dredd to the screen debuted at 2000 AD Wordpress.
Behold, Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby as Judges Dredd and Anderson. Green shorts guy, too!
In October of last year, word that director Pete Travis has been locked out of the editorial process kindled fears that Dredd would do the character as little justice as the disappointing Judge Dredd in 1995. Producers were quick to issue a statement clarifying that all was well behind the scenes and that screenwriter-producer Alex Garland would not, in fact, be overseeing editing and seeking a directorial credit on the film.
Garland, the novelist responsible for The Beach and the screenwriter who collaborated with director Danny Boyle on 28 Days Later and Sunshine, produces with Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich.
Karl Urban stars as Dredd, with Olivia Thirlby as the female lead and Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey as criminal mastermind Ma-Ma Madrigal.
Dredd arrives in theaters on September 21st.