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JUDGE DREDD Script Called "Great"


By Rob M. Worley     September 09, 2009
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'Judge Dredd' script called "great". Plus: Cage shuns 'Green Hornet'. 'The Dark Knight' and 'Hellboy II' get DVD Awards. Like an Adolf Hitler infuriated by the Basterds, it's your Comics2Film 9.9.9!




DARK KNIGHT Gets Another Award!

'The Dark Knight' collected the latest in its long line of accolades this week when Home Media Magazine unveiled the Fifth Annual DVD Critics Awards.

The critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite, box office-busting Batman sequel won awards in the "Best Theatrical Title", "Best Action Title", "Best Superhero Title" and "Consumer Favorite" categories.

'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' also scooped up a trophy for "Best Extras".




Sorry, Nic Cage fans. The quirky, Academy award-winning actor will not be lending his talents as the villainous Mr. X in the 'Green Hornet' movie.

In spite of the fact that Sony actually saw fit to drop his name in their recent start-of-production announcement, the Heat Vision blog at THR says Cage has passed on the deal.

Cited reason is simply that the actor and the studio could not come to an agreement.

Director Michel Gondry called "action" on the set last week, with stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Edward James Olmos in front of camera.

We know you Maniacs are down on Green Hornet, but we'll ask anyhow: Who would you like to see kicking Seth Rogen's ass as the villain in the movie. Post your casting choices in the comments below...



JUDGE DREDD Film Moves Forward

It looks as if there's a script for the new 'Judge Dredd' movie and at least one artist working up designs for the film.

Posting from Twitter, comic book artist extraordinaire Jock (née Mark Simpson) tells his folllowers that he's been, "working through script visuals for 'Judge Dredd' movie. Alex Garland writes a great script."

Regular C2F readers will recall that, last December, word leaked out that Danny Boyle's production company DNA Films was teaming with Fox Searchlight on a new movie featuring the iconic Brit character. Allon Reich was named as producer. Alex Garland ('28 Days Later', 'Sunshine') was said to be writing the script.

Then, in January, Jock posted designs he'd done for the project online. The project has been kind of quiet since then.

With a script and design work underway, hopefully there will be a director announcement soon, and maybe some casting to go with it?

We've heard through the grapevine that actor Thomas Jane, who has been attached to many a comic-related project, has been buying up 'Judge Dredd' graphic albums by the arm-loads recently.

Stay tuned...


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pilgram 9/9/2009 7:19:18 AM

After the debauchal that was Sly Dredd I look forward to this. The fact that Boyle is involved and that not a lot has been leaked is good. I hope casting is a new face because we will never see the face if the script stays true to the comic. More “Green Hornet” Cage leaving is good if he were the star but not good when he is the villain. I could see him with a great over the top approach to supervillandom that may work with Rogan. However this is still not getting me to see this against “Tron”. If it were not filming already I would say its not going to but since it started they will push through and it will suck and flop. I mean how bad does it have to be for Nic "Ghost Rider" Cage to say I pass?

Wiseguy 9/9/2009 7:21:52 AM

Rob you're one funny dude, "Nic Cage fans"? I almost had orange juice shoot out my nose. Well since Cage paased on the film now maybe it won't suck major balls it'll only suck regular balls

Let Sly play Judge Dredd, I actually enjoyed his film quite a bit. But Jane might be ok

There was a superhero in TDK? Guess I missed something

Matador 9/9/2009 8:03:09 AM

Why not use that Samual "BMF" Jackson to play the villan in GH it worked in The Spirit that was some pretty funny stuff. Cage is overated I ain't balding actress.

Judge Dred I did like Stallone in it yeah it was campy but I liked it. I do like Jane as an actor but don't think he would fit Dred's role the guy just dosen't scream grim. It be a tough to guess who'ed fit that role maybe the main actor in Shoot Em' Up - Clive Owen could do it.  And no I never read Judge Dred comics but seemed like a Demolition Man type character.

huskers97 9/9/2009 8:12:15 AM


pekstrand 9/9/2009 8:25:44 AM

Judge Dredd... One of my wife's all time favorites. Don't know why, and frankly will never understand why. I will say this... Sly's version had a great look to it. Talk about a comic coming to life, it definitely worked on a visual level. I'll see the new one however, if only because Danny Boyle is involved.

dragon261 9/9/2009 9:17:15 AM

Green Vomit hasn't even made it to the theaters yet and it's already stinkin up the place. This movie will go over like a turd in a punch bowl.

Cheesey1 9/9/2009 9:33:21 AM

I think that Thomas Jane could be a good Joe Dredd.  I thought that he was a really good Frank Castle.  A bit short, but so what, Downey Jr.'s a bit on the short side too.  Although I'd be fine with an unknown, 'cause he's never supposed to take off his helmet.  That was one of the fun things of the comic, wondering what he looked like under the mask.  I hope that the only time they show his face is if they have some academy scenes.

littlemikey979 9/9/2009 9:52:52 AM

As far a Dredd i reboot is much needed, as long as they keep that big ass robot, he was freakin cool. and i agree with pilgram, cast an unknown and never show his face, but good luck getting someone in hollywood to commit to that.

Maybe Cage wanted too much money and the studio was like "you're not that good anymore dude, go try a romantic comedy". personally i can think if two folks i think who would be a good villian Guy Pearce or Michael Wincott but if they needed to go toe to toe with Kato and Green maybe someone a little younger like Victor Webster, he was pretty good on Harpers Island til they shot him in the face.

SONYMANswallows 9/9/2009 10:21:45 AM

Danny Boyle is far from the savior of sci fi. Sunshine and 28 dats were good but they ripped off so many classics.

Sunshine took from so many movies but the scenes did not have the creative value of the original ideas in 2001, Alien, 2010 and Solaris. Seeing Human Torch get frozen was worth a few bucks though.


Dark Knight The Metrosexual Crusader

gauleyboy420 9/9/2009 10:28:15 AM

Danny Boyle IS AWESOME....

Didn't know he was attached to JD.

Loved 28 days later, reinvented the Zombie genre....Loved Sunshine...so  much better than Event Horizon

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