Judge Dredd May Return to Film in 3D

Posted by inferiorego (25694 posts) - - Show Bio
Contrary to popular belief, Judge Dredd is not a buddy cop book; however, that is what the 1995 feature film made it seem like. Judge Dredd is the law, but he doesn't need to yell it out. According to Deadline, Dredd will once again be hitting theaters sometime in the near future.

 Andrew Macdonald’s DNA Films has made a deal with India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance Judge Dredd, a 3D film that was scripted by Alex Garland, and will be directed by Pete Travis, best known for Vantage Point and Omagh.

Judge Dredd takes place in a future where not only can the police arrest you, but they can prosecute you on the spot, and even execute you if need be. Dredd isn't the only judge, but he is pretty much the coolest. (Although Judge Death is pretty cool too, even though he's from another dimension) Deadline also reported that the film will cost under $50 million to make. Is $50 million enough to make not only a good film, but a good film in 3D? Avatar cost $237 million to film, which was also in 3D, and it did look amazing, but can a $50 million budget not only make a good futuristic film WITH a great 3D feel? Yes, it may be possible.

 Garland's best known for writing the novel The Beach, and scripting the Danny Boyle-directed scifi film Sunshine and 28 Days Later. He also wrote the script for a movie version of the Microsoft game Halo that was scrapped by Universal and Fox. 

Garland is a great sci-fi film writer. Sunshine and 28 Days Later are amazing films, so that definitely washes away any real worry I have about this film. Since things are still be passed around and ideas tossed in the air, there is no set release date, or date to start principal photography.  
 
Do you guys want to see a real Judge Dredd film? Who would you like to see play the part of Dredd?
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#1 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw the Nostalgia Critic review of Judge Dredd on his website. The film looked awful, hopefully these guys will not make the same mistake. 
Now ladies and gentlemen...the Judge Dredd Blow Dance!!!! 
 
  
  
 
#2 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

The best thing about Judge Dredd was the Anthrax song "I am the Law
#3 Posted by inferiorego (25694 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenkey said:
" The best thing about Judge Dredd was the Anthrax song "I am the Law "
QFT
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#4 Posted by Timm (255 posts) - - Show Bio

i liked that movie... alot. you guys are haters. i mean, it was the 90's an era where they had no idea what a good comic book movie was. it wasnt like it was the old captain america movie.

#5 Posted by inferiorego (25694 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timm:  I don't hate it, but you have to admit, it was totally a buddy cop flick
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#6 Posted by vicsrealms (85 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed the first one, as it was a lot of fun.  I don't know why everyone is doing 3D, as all it has ever done is given me a headache.  Still, I hope the new movie is as fun as the first one.

#7 Posted by Jim Halpert (58 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to think Judge Dredd was a DC comic book just because during the 90's, most if not all comic book movies were made by WB.  
 
Oh man I forgot Rob Schneider was in this one!
 
#8 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by mv (1876 posts) - - Show Bio

3d doesn't make a good movie it's getting silly

#10 Posted by inferiorego (25694 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego: I agree sir. Judge Death would be impressive, if they did him right, and we have the tech to do so now.
 
Also I think if we could get Mickey Rourke to cut his hippie hair, then he would make a good Dredd.
#12 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Stallone one.  But 3D is just goofy.
#13 Posted by Icon (2077 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love a new Judge Dredd, one that gets it right. Alex Garland has an impressive resume in my opinion, and there I a good chance Danny Boyle may direct (since he pretty much does all the films Garland writes). 

#14 Posted by Decept-O (7279 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Sandra Bullock return?  Will she be nekkid?  (purposely spelled incorrectly)   
 
I don't know.  Sounds like it will just be an FX laden movie without much else to it. 
#15 Posted by Casket (311 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timm said:
" i liked that movie... alot. you guys are haters. i mean, it was the 90's an era where they had no idea what a good comic book movie was. it wasnt like it was the old captain america movie. "
Yeah its an ok movie
 
but compared to Tim Burton's Batman I think they could have done a lot better
#16 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio
@Casket said:
" @Timm said:
" i liked that movie... alot. you guys are haters. i mean, it was the 90's an era where they had no idea what a good comic book movie was. it wasnt like it was the old captain america movie. "
Yeah its an ok movie  but compared to Tim Burton's Batman I think they could have done a lot better"

I agree. 
#17 Posted by Krakoa (555 posts) - - Show Bio

If Ridley Scott weren't busy making historical epics, I'd like to have him do Judge Dredd in the style of Blade Runner. 

#18 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timm said:
"i liked that movie... alot. you guys are haters. i mean, it was the 90's an era where they had no idea what a good comic book movie was."  
 

 

Hey I'm with you I actually like this movie as well. It wasn't THAT f%^king terrible. The only thing that it could've done without was Rob Schieder. Other than that I dug the style and look of the film, and thought Sly was a good choice ( yea yea yea go ahead & give me shit you haters lol ). Plus, seeing Diane Lane in tight spandex isn't too shabby. :D 
 
#19 Posted by hdorman1 (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope he doesnt take off his helmet in this one 

#20 Posted by Mr. Dead Pool (2625 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenkey:
You bet  
  
#21 Edited by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

No Judge death no sale lol, also dig the "iam the law" tune challange for the current metal bands for next film is to beat that

#22 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

The original Judge Dredd movie is pretty good. Armand Assante was good in it.

#23 Posted by JAH_Donuts (10 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timm: I agree. And the SNES game wasn't bad either.
#24 Posted by jacobyLIVE (1828 posts) - - Show Bio
@hdorman1 said:
" i hope he doesnt take off his helmet in this one  "
i hope it's not Sylvester Stalone under the helmet
#25 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jim Halpert said:
" I used to think Judge Dredd was a DC comic book just because during the 90's, most if not all comic book movies were made by WB.   Oh man I forgot Rob Schneider was in this one!  "
DC has put out some 2000 AD collections before under their imprint 2000AD, Judge Dredd included
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#26 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

I also liked the old Stallone one, and haven't they been talking about this for a while? I thought I remembered hearing about this before.

#27 Posted by Anddy_Pangg (26 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope not judge dred was....bad and not the good kind

#28 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Caligula said:
" I hope we see
Judge Fear
Judge Fire
and Judge Death "
you have some sort of prejudice against Judge Mortis?
 
if you have three of the Dark Judges, you need the fourth!
 

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#29 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: hahaha, i have no prejudice against Mortis, I just don't like him as much as the other dark judges, and listed the ones i wanted to see.
#30 Posted by vicsrealms (85 posts) - - Show Bio
@Decept-O said:
" Will Sandra Bullock return?  Will she be nekkid?  (purposely spelled incorrectly)    I don't know.  Sounds like it will just be an FX laden movie without much else to it.  "
Sandra Bullock wasn't in Judge Dredd, she was in Demolition Man.  Which was still another fun movie of his.
#31 Posted by Decept-O (7279 posts) - - Show Bio
@vicsrealms:
Dang, you're right.    Diane Lane was in Judge Dredd.  Maybe SHE will be in the new one and get nekkid?  *giggity giggity goo*
#32 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does everything have to be in 3D???
the glasses give me headache! :(

#33 Posted by Tony Rogers (86 posts) - - Show Bio

3d doesn't a movie BETTER it just makes it MORE POPULAR 
still....i can't wait to see this new judge dredd movie
#34 Posted by Timm (255 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bruce Vain: @The Devil Tiger: @Casket: @inferiorego: 
 
you guys are all correct. if they do another though, i expect it to be awesome. it has to put this old one to shame.
#35 Posted by miraclefan (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping this movie will be more along the lines of a origin picture in the vein of Batman Begins. 
#36 Posted by MarkPacich (1 posts) - - Show Bio

 

Here is the Judge Dredd painting that I just recently finished.   
 
Up next: Judge Death 
 
I would love to hear your feedback. 
 
Thanks, 
 
Mark

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