Dredd Faces Off Against the Top 10 Sci-Fi Cops
09.19.12 by BJSprecher
Come Friday, the future of law enforcement will have a new face, er, chin, as Kiwi actor Karl Urban (Star Trek) brings Britain's greatest comic book character to life on the big screen in director Pete Travis' (Vantage Point, Endgame) Dredd. Empowered to enforce the laws of the sprawling city-state Mega-City One as judge, jury and executioner, Judge Dredd will face his greatest challenge when he and his rookie partner, psychic Judge Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), wage war against Ma-Ma (Lena Heady) and her clan of ruthless drug dealers who push a reality-altering drug called SLO-MO.
With Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle's (Slumdog Millionaire) DNA Films behind the production and a screenplay by Alex Garland (28 Days Later) that received a glowing endorsement from Judge Dredd creator John Wagner — "[It's] high-octane, edge-of-the-seat stuff, and...a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie." — Dredd promises to make us finally forget Sylvester Stallone's farsical take on the character. But, will Urban's Dredd be able to stand up to the bravest, smartest, toughest sci-fi cops in movie history? Hit the link below to see who Urban is competing with and to rate the Top 10 Sci-Fi Cops.
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