Judge Dredd Reboot Loses Its Director
10.10.11 by Ryan
Having already finished shooting in March, the upcoming sci-fi action movie Dredd, a reboot of the 1995 adaptation of the British comic book which starred Sylvester Stallone, will head to its release date without its director.
The LA Times reports that director Pete Travis (Endgame, Vantage Point) was asked to "step down" from the 3-D movie, after reportedly getting into creative disagreements with producers and executives about the movie, the exact specifics of which are unknown.
Travis was not involved with the editing of the movie, and screenwriter-producer Alex Garland has been in charge of the editing and may even seek a co-director credit due to his heavy involvement in the movie. Whether Garland will helm some possible reshoots is unknown.
Dredd sees Karl Urban picking up the helmet of the famed character in a movie he has said will be a "very gritty, hardcore, faithful adaptation." The movie follows Dredd patrolling Mega City One and training his telepathic rookie partner, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), in what Urban says is "a day-in-the-life" story, which will see the character "keep the helmet on" as was portrayed in the comic book.