Karl Urban is officially the new Judge Dredd
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
It’s funny, but even though I saw the original JUDGE DREDD when it came out in theaters, the only thing I really remember about the film is that die-hard fans of the comics really didn’t like it. I’m not familiar with the comics and Sylvester Stallone’s interpretation of the character didn’t make that much of an impression or leave me wanting more, so I guess you could consider me disinterested in the reboot. But they’ve gone a different direction with the character as they’ve signed on Karl Urban to don the mask and set the law.
I don’t have much of an opinion on his casting because how good or bad the decision is will depend solely on what director Pete Travis is going to do with the story. Producer Andrew MacDonald has indicated he wants to make a hard “R” movie that’s grittier and darker than the comic-y Stallone version. They’re going to film in South Africa, using the same people that made DISTRICT 9. My interest is peaked, so let’s see if they can deliver.
Source: Empire Online