Lionsgate is rebooting the Judge Dredd franchise this upcoming September 21, 2012. No more Sylvester Stallone as popular comic book hero Judge Dredd, instead Karl Urban is taking that role. Similar to Raid, Judge Dredd must take down a drug kingpin who is on the top floor of a huge building. The Judge must go floor by floor killing everyone in his path. Drug kingpin played by Lena Headey and Judge Dredd partner in training or something like that played by Olivia Thirlby. Karl Urban delivers a captivating performance from the trailer and pulses with intimidation. Check out the trailer below to watch Judge Dredd so far done right.
Directed by Pete Travis
Official Synopsis: The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 storey vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
Cast: Karl Urban, Deobia Oparei, Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson, Langley Kirkwood, Santi Scinelli, Olivia Thirlby, Joe Vaz, Karl Thaning, Daniel Hadebe,…
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Crime