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'Dredd' Gets Locked & Loaded On September 21, 2012

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 22, 2011 2:19 AM
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Did we not just ask what the deal was with "Dredd"? As we previously mentioned, this comic book adaptation has been practically off everybody's radar for months, despite the occasional news blurb or a fuzzy photo. On Monday we got to see Karl Urban decked out in the Judge Dredd uniform, which looked pretty cool, and now the film has been slapped with a release date.

New Look At Karl Urban In 'Dredd'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2011 2:04 AM
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So, what's the deal with "Dredd"? The comic reboot has been flying way under the radar pretty much to the point of complete anonymity, which is a bit odd for a film that was tipped for release sometime this year (though with no release date set that's looking pretty unlikely). The film wrapped a very long time ago and unlike every movie these days which teases with stills and other marketing ephemera before it's released, there has been pretty much zilch except an early fuzzy look at Karl Urban in his full kit.

Duncan Jones Admits He Was Intimidated By 'Superman' Scale; Backed Out Of Talks On His Own

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2011 5:18 AM
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'Moon' Director Also Talks Turning Down 'Dredd'What would you rather have: a filmmaker who's aware of his experience and limitations, but doesn't want to take a risk? Or a director who seizes an opportunity despite what might be a lack of skill-set self-awareness? Is the former just a move by a wise and mature filmmaker? Is the latter simply having self-confidence? Both obviously have their drawbacks, but self-awareness is an unusually new and cognizant level of consideration that sometimes doesn't register in careerist Hollywood.

Confirmed: Lena Headey To Play Villain In 'Dredd'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2011 1:58 AM
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In a year full of dubious-looking comic-book adaptations ("Thor," "Captain America," "X-Men: First Class" and, most of all, "Green Lantern"), there's one property that looks a little more promising: Lionsgate and DNA Films' "Dredd." An adaptation of the semi-fascist, "Dirty Harry"-inspired future cop character "Judge Dredd," which serves as the flagship title for British comic house 2000AD, and which previously saw itself on the big screen in watered down, incredibly shitty form in the mid-90s, as played by Sylvester Stallone, the new version looks to be far more encouraging.

The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 6, 2011 6:07 AM
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Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel about the eventual product (not because we're biased, but because we know our own taste, blah, blah, blah). That said, we always try and remain as positive as possible. Frankly, if you're going to make super-hero films, sci-fi action films, fantasy/adventure films, etc. we want them to be good as touchstones such as "The Dark Knight," "The Lord Of The Rings," "Inception," etc., but obviously those films set the bar a little higher than what your average film from these genres generally aim for.

First Look At Karl Urban In 'Dredd'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2010 6:19 AM
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Geeks will have an early chance to critique the first image from the forthcoming Pete Travis-directed comic adaptation "Dredd," starring Karl Urban. The unfortunately named Jock, a comic artist, has provided a scene from rehearsals that is now making the Internet rounds.

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