Negotiation’s Over, Punks! Ready or Not, Here’s The Dredd Trailer


Karl Urban in Dredd (2012) Movie Image

Is it better than the Stallone version? We won’t know that for sure until the movie opens later this year, but if you were one of those waiting with bated breath to see what the rebooted Dredd looks like when’s moving (and more importantly, shooting), then here it is, the first full trailer for “Dredd”, starring Karl Urban as the futuristic lawman who takes no guff. In the future, “guff” can get you killed, doncha know. I’ve had issues with Dredd’s plastic-y looking armor in past photos released by the production, but I have to admit, as with Captain America’s costume, Dredd looks way better moving around in this trailer.

The plot of “Dredd” is eeriely similar to Gareth Evans’ “The Raid”. It’s actually pretty amazing how much the bulk of “Dredd” resembles “The Raid” (minus the whole futuristic lawman in a post-apocalyptic-ish world teamed up with a psychic partner, I mean), from cops storming a tenement building controlled by a crimelord, to the cops having to now fight their way out said building, which, they discover, is full of bad guys with murderous intentions. I’m sure it’s just coincidence, though, but it’s certainly an intriguing similarity.

Co-starring Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Jason Cope, Langley Kirkwood, Kevon Kane, Joe Vaz, Warrick Grier, Scott Sparrow, and Luke Tyler.

Dredd lays down the law whether you like it or not September 21, 2012.

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  • jmarquez

    Does this remind you of The Raid Redemption? or is it just me?

    • guest

      it does very much so

    • ErickKwon

      Big time, shot in Super Zack Snyder Slo-Mo Real 3D vision. But all the same, gimme-gimme-gimme!

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    • Dedpool

      Meh that shouldn’t take anything away from this film. It wouldn’t be the first time movies have had similar premises. Remember that one with the Blue cat people? I remember it when they were Japanese, and before that they were indians, and indians, oh and fairies too!

  • Dominique Hatcher

    Color me impressed……

    I was having a hard time invisioning Urban as Dredd, but now I have to say he definitely fits the bill. This movie looks fucking badass! Also, Lena Headly is gonna own as Ma-Ma!

    • Dedpool

      Yeah it does! I do have to say the big budget Sly fronted version did LOOK very nice. Megacity-One was epic in scale and the flying bikes were cool. Aesthetically the costumes/uniforms were spot on. That said I am really looking forward to this version. Darker, and more violent, and with a uniform that looks like something a Street judge would wear. Bring it on!

  • TheStrongestThereIs.Com

    I for one still think the helmet needs a redesign. It is too bulky and sits on EVERYONE’s head like a cardboard box. That being said, the trailer looks 10 times better than what I Expected.

  • BelmontHeir

    Trailer has me curious. Too bad the film overall looks rather meek and low-budget, seeing as they only had $45 million to work with. Previous posters are right, the look and feel of Stallone’s movie was spot-on – it was just the script that totally sucked, particularly by shoe-horning in comic relief and a bunch of scenes where Dredd had his helmet off.

  • Mark Dannenberg

    What was that? He isnt even look like Judge Dredd. Stallone where are you? -.-

  • shadow gza

    2 mins of footage and every1s a critic stallones version was pathetic made a joke out of judge dredd and 2000Ad ok stallone had the build of judge dredd in the later comics but dredd wasnt some muscle bound freak anyway lets wait and see folks

    • JackCrow

      Let’s not.

  • Danmillion99

    I preferred the way Stallone shouts out the line “I am, The Law!” lol

  • Yeoooow

    Only time will tell still miss stallone

  • JackCrow

    Points of disinterest:
    Bike sucks,
    Boots suck,
    Rookie sucks ( well probably she does ),
    Plot sucks,
    Actor for Dredd well you guess it sucks.

    I’d call this Twilight of Judge Dredd.

    Summary: this September its raining crap.

  • JackCrow

    You mean the PEZ dispenser they created, true.