Check out the first TV spot for 2000AD’s reboot of “Dredd”, starring Karl Urban as the futuristic version of Clint Eastwood, albeit a heavily armored one. That’s armor he’s wearing, right? And not foamy plastic? In any case, he looks pretty badass, and according to this TV spot, he’s also legendary. Or some such.
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.
Also starring Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Jason Cope, Langley Kirkwood, Kevon Kane, Joe Vaz, Warrick Grier, Scott Sparrow, Luke Tyler, and directed by Pete Travis.
Dredd’s legend grows September 21, 2012.
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