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DREDD 3D - Red Band Clip

Slo Mo Induced

By Robert T. Trate     July 14, 2012
Source: Lionsgate

On the heels of its hailed Comic Con debut, Lionsgate has released an exclusive first look from DREDD 3D for all the fans who couldn't be there! Based on the acclaimed comic series by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra, the new film starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby & Lena Headey opens nationwide on Friday, September 21st, 2012.

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. 
The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film.  Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.  

DREDD 3D will open on Friday, September 21st, 2012. 


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tallman 7/14/2012 3:48:58 AM

 Drokk! This gets my attention every time. Urban looks the part and has the grimace down to a tee.

Hookedonavengers2012 7/14/2012 4:10:23 AM

 i likes.....I likes alot...(drool)

lusiphur 7/14/2012 4:54:34 AM

 OK.  That will look badass in 3D.

wormlander 7/14/2012 4:58:03 AM

Those Slo-Mo sequences should look absolutely stunning in 3D and will hopefully lure in enough non-believers to raise the 50 million (US Boxoffice) needed for a sequel. Remember this is an independent movie studio and they'll need all the support they can get. According to Garland the second movie will explore the "Cursed Earth" outside Mega City One and the third will delve into the psychic realm of "Deadworld" where the dark judges rule. Apparently the script is already finished for the second installment.

Since we cannot miss the chance to see these epic storylines on the big screen, you'll get your american asses to see this movie on the 21st. That goes for all of you (I believe the EU and Asian markets should be well covered). The "Block Wars" theme for this first film is another great setting that should do the trick of establishing the characters of Dredd and Andersson and knowing Garland he'll guaranteed have a few surprises up his sleeve.

"Every crime is comitted by the living.. Therefore all living must die" - Judge Death

tallman 7/14/2012 5:53:51 AM

I really didn't know it was planned as a trilogy. It would be crazy  to see some Dark Judge action somewhere. The 3D looks amazing and can tell it will be great on the big screen.

almostunbiased 7/14/2012 6:42:44 AM

Okay seems like all people are commenting on is the 3D.  So I'll say this:  I hope the whole movie isn't constantly going into slow motion.  I think I'd get bored.  When it happens like once or twice a picture its cool when it happens to much it annoys me.  Gore doesn't bother me, but gore for gore sack is sort of lame to me.  I get the 3D effect, though I couldn't care less about it.  I just hope this movie has a great plot and is directed and acted well.

wormlander 7/14/2012 7:58:16 AM

The reviews from the ComiCon screening are pouring in and they're ALL positive (3 stars or better with the majority being 4 stars). So tell all your friends to hit the web people and let all your unhealthy "Dredd" scepticism wash away.

All of the main cast from Urban (Dredd) and Thirlby (Judge Anderson) to Headey (Ma-Ma) have gotten standing ovations for their character interpretations. Here are some outtakes from other sites:

"In many ways, Dredd feels like an action film from a simpler time, like Assault on Precinct 13 or Escape From New York. It doesn’t break the bank with escalating set-pieces, to the point where the character is lost amidst the explosions. Dredd is a character study, primarily, one fuelled by violence and action, and we can’t think of a better way to re-introduce this character to cinema audiences" - IGN (8/10)

"2000 AD aficionados can rest easy - Judge Dredd's latest cinematic outing is brutally true to its comic book source and a vast improvement on Sylvester Stallone's universally loathed 1995 interpretation... Urban [is] aided by Garland's smart, fast script, a relentless flow of Rorschach Test blood sprays from bone-shattering brutality, eye-poppingly beautiful 3D visuals and peppy banter with Thirlby... The body count is high, the humour grim and the violence stylishly graphic and reminiscent of Sin City" - TotalFilm (No score)

"Dredd’s director, Pete Travis, and screenwriter Alex Garland, the driving force behind the reboot... transplant Dredd straight from the comics onto the screen. This Dredd is a deadpan delight - he doesn’t grow as a person and he doesn’t crack wise. In fact, the movie generates its few laughs from his sheer intractability – a grunt here, a monosyllabic response there. It’s a role that has to be handled with care, and luckily Urban is excellent" - EmpireOnline (3/5)

@tallman - They actually tried to fit in the Dark Judges already in the first script, but quickly decided they needed to establish the main characters in their natural "habitat", before exploring the otherworldly dimensions of "Deadworld".

VTGamehendge 7/14/2012 10:36:16 AM

That was cool as shit.

VTGamehendge 7/14/2012 11:43:38 AM

They should have Armand Assante make a cameo.  IMO, he was the best part of the Stallone version.  Him and his ABC robot bodyguard.

Chopsaki 7/14/2012 2:38:26 PM

Not a fan of cgi blood or slow mo...meh...

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