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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you guys want to see a real Judge Dredd film? Who would you like to see play the part of Dredd?