‘Dredd’ is just over a month away from its release and to get audiences interested in the helmeted hero once again, Lionsgate has released a new featurette for all to see. The behind the scenes video includes new footage from the film as well as interviews with Dredd creator John Wagner, screenwriter Alex Garland, and star Karl Urban.
The featurette mainly focuses on the evolution of Judge Dredd and how he has progressed through the years. It also touches upon how the filmmakers decided to update Dredd for the upcoming film. Overall, this featurette is a great way for movie goers, who may not be savvy about Dredd, a brief history of the comic book hero.
There’s already been talk of potentially turning the film into a trilogy, so when it hits the big screen next month, be sure to go see it if you want to see Urban and Dredd for another two films.
Meanwhile, take a look at the history behind this ruthless, futuristic law man.
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 (Karl Urban) 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 (Olivia Thirlby), 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 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) 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.
‘Dredd’ is directed by Pete Travis, stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey, and opens in US theaters on September 21, 2012.
Source: Movie Web