Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Judge Dredd

Little time on my hands. I have to be getting back to work and family stuff now. This would be easier if I had my laptop back.
Info taken from many sources.

A "Judge Dredd" movie was made in 1995, starring Sylvester Stallone. The $90million project was a critical and commercial failure, making just $35m in the US and $79m overseas.

Judge Dredd will be returning to the big screen following a 14 years absence. The Mega City judge will be produced by DNA films, the guys behind "28 Days Later."

In case you don’t know, Judge Dredd is a British comic book character published in 2000 AD. Created by John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in 1977 the character is a futuristic police officer of sorts called a 'Judge' because they are Judge, Jury and Executioner all rolled into one. Dredd’s the baddest ass in Mega City, think "Dirty Harry" and "RoboCop" rolled into one.

The 1995 Sylvester Stallone film was pretty much a disaster. It ditched everything that made Dredd cool - he never takes off his helmet in the comics; he was given a comic sidekick; a love interest and well… frankly it just didn’t work. The film was directed by a young British director named Danny Cannon, who has since gone on to have success with "CSI."

A statement on the 2000 AD comics message board said the following:

“Rebellion and 2000 AD are proud to announce that ‘Judge Dredd’ is coming to a cinema near you soon! Together with DNA Films, the movie production company behind such great sci-fi movies such as ‘Sunshine’ and ‘28 Weeks Later,’ ‘Judge Dredd’ will go into production in 2009.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director said, ‘We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring ‘Judge Dredd’ back to the big screen.’
We’ll keep you up to date with breaking news as it happens!”

Information taken from sources: Screen Rant, The Geek Files

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