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Loerwyn
June 15th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Later this year, Dredd is coming out.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3617/dreddposter.jpg

Based, perhaps obviously, on world-famous British comic anthology 2000AD's regular and highly-popular Judge Dredd comics. Karl Urban of... uh... some fame is cast as Judge Dredd and lesser-known actress Olivia Thirlby is cast as Judge Anderson (a character who, like Dredd, has numerous solo stories).

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3225/2190854dredd4.jpg
(Thirlby & Urban, and yes, I know Urban doesn't quite look right as Dredd in it)

Anyway, decided to start this topic now as the marketing is starting to ramp up and I saw an image that I had to share, and you can find it here, on the 2000AD tumblr (http://2000adonline.tumblr.com/post/25165932553/comicimpact-behind-the-scenes-of-dredd-judge).

I can't help but notice how small Anderson is next to Dredd.

Really, really excited about this film. I cannot wait to see it!

UPDATE (21/6/12): Full Length Trailer Now Online (http://youtu.be/PifvRiHVSCY)

Rob B
June 15th, 2012, 01:31 PM
Later this year, Dredd is coming out.

Karl Urban of B-movie fame



Because Lord of the Rings and Star Trek are B-movies.

Loerwyn
June 15th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Because Lord of the Rings and Star Trek are B-movies.
Wait, he was in them?

I just know he's been in a lot of B-movies, or B-movie-esque films.

Rob B
June 15th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Yup, second and third LOTR and he was Bones in the Star Trek reboot.

He was also in some crap movies Doom, Chronicles of Riddick, Pathfinder so I get your point...

Quimby
June 15th, 2012, 01:49 PM
He was in the second Bourne flick as well.

Loerwyn
June 15th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Yup, second and third LOTR and he was Bones in the Star Trek reboot.

He was also in some crap movies Doom, Chronicles of Riddick, Pathfinder so I get your point...
Doom had an awesome 'first person' segment.

But I'll take the B-movie point out, I had no idea he was a supporting actor in so many films.

Edward M. Grant
June 15th, 2012, 11:20 PM
I can't help but notice how small Anderson is next to Dredd.

Dredd also looks like he's an eight-year-old kid wearing an adult-sized helmet. I haven't read the comic in years, but his costume looks very little like the one I remember; has it changed that much?

Still, they would have to try hard to be worse than the Stallone movie.

Loerwyn
June 16th, 2012, 03:26 AM
Dredd also looks like he's an eight-year-old kid wearing an adult-sized helmet. I haven't read the comic in years, but his costume looks very little like the one I remember; has it changed that much?
They've definitely changed the costumes. There are recognisable stylistic elements - namely the helmets and badges (and I agree about Dredd's helmet looking too big!) - but they appear to have gone for less stylised armour in lieu of something more immediately practical.

This is the style you mean, yes?
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4193/dreddandersonthril.jpg

In the comics, it's very much the same as it was. Obviously things will have changed, but the armour of the Judges is basically the same.


Still, they would have to try hard to be worse than the Stallone movie.
Take that back.
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6286/judgedreddstallone.jpg

Edward M. Grant
June 17th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Actually, now I look more closely at that picture I can see the badges and shoulder pads are there, just toned down compared to the over-the-top size they use in the comic.

I hope they're going to CG his chin though, it doesn't look big enough :).

Loerwyn
June 21st, 2012, 12:01 PM
Ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh! It's Trailer Day in Mega-City One!

Watch the trailer here (http://youtu.be/PifvRiHVSCY)

It's drokking awesome.

Well, I think stylistically it's based on Dredd with its little flourishes, but it also looks like they've toned it down a lot - it seems much more sensible in what the judges are wearing, and so on. It's different enough to stand on its own and to perhaps distance it from the comics, but recognisable enough for you to know what it is.

But yeah, really excited for this now!