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You know, I can actually understand remaking the Sylvester Stallone movie “Judge Dredd”. The 1995 original had the spit and shine of a Hollywood budget, but it really, well, it kinda sucked. And the character is way too cool to be a one-and-doner, so the Brits via Andrew Macdonald’s DNA Films are remaking it, with “Sunshine” and “28 Days Later” writer Alex Garland doing scripting duties and Pete Travis directing. The idea behind the remake is to move away (as in completely) from the Stallone version and be more faithful towards the character’s UK comic roots.
The latest news on the project has Macdonald striking various deals over at Cannes, with Deadline saying the film will now be shot and released in 3D. So yes, Judge Dredd will indeed be punishing your criminal lovin’ ass in 3D. Dodge that, punks!
The character was originally created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, and follows a futuristic tough guy cop name Dredd, who works the mean streets of Mega City One with the combined authority of the police, judge, jury and executioner. Basically, Dredd can arrest you, try you, and sentence you (i.e. shoot you in the head) all at the same time. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta wield the big ass gun.