As you can see, he's certainly got the chin for a proper Dredd.
I bring that up because the producers were keen to stress that Dredd won’t ever be taking his helmet off in this. See, one of the character's trademarks is that you never see his face, so a lot a fans were upset about Sly Stallone going around "maskless" in the last attempt at a DREDD movie (way back in 1995.) == TEASER ==
“The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago… Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real."
R-rated’s good, but I don’t know if gritty realism is what's needed for this. In fact, a lot of people (including Stallone, actually) thought the first movie was too restrained. It didn’t push the edgy black humor of the comic far enough.
Either way, I’m eager to see this. JUDGE DREDD’s one of my favorite comics and Urban’s one of the most underrated actors, in my book. Finger crossed, this new movie will give them both a better time to shine.