Four Violent New Images from Dredd Featuring Karl Urban and Exploding Heads
02.07.12 by Ryan
A trailer for the adaptation of Dredd has yet to be revealed, but more new images have arrived to go along with the photo of Karl Urban in costume as the title character that was released last week.
Based on the British comic book created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, the character of Judge Dredd is mostly known in the States because of the poorly received 1995 movie adaptation that starred Sylvester Stallone. The latest adaptation follows a "day in the life" of Judge Dredd as he patrols the futuristic Mega City One with his telepathic rookie partner, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby). While that sounds almost peaceful, the new photos from fansite 2000AD reveal that a "day in the life" of Judge Dredd means extreme violence, particularly the photo where Anderson delivers swift justice in the form of a bullet to the back of someone's head.
Dredd was written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame). The adaptation was produced by DNA Films, the production company of Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire). Lena Headey (300) co-stars.
As for fans of the comic who perhaps felt burned by the Stallone version, don't worry; Urban has promised that Dredd will "keep [the] helmet on."