Saturday, August 14, 2010

Karl Urban is Judge Dredd

A couple of weeks ago, there was rumors that the new Judge Dredd has been cast and it was the New Zealand actor Karl Urban's (Red, Star Trek) name that kept popping up. They were just rumors at the time and the casting of Urban was confirmed by the Judge Dredd producers Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich in an interview by Empire.

They said: “The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real. There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously."

This is the big news "We’ve cast a guy called Karl Urban to play Dredd."

Here is an interesting bit of information: "We’ll be shooting in Johannesburg, it’s being directed by Pete Travis, we’re shooting with the people who did District 9 – and if we get it right, Alex has a couple of ideas for other stories as well. It’s not based on any one comic, and John Wagner is involved in every decision."

I think is great news from every aspect of casting, keeping helmet on full time, gritty and shooting with District 9 people.

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

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