Movie News: First DREDD Trailer Makes Its Debut...

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 21 June 2012

Movie News

Well, it's a whole lot less flashy than Sylvester Stallone's version, that's for sure. Is that a good thing? Not necessarily. At least that movie pretty much nailed the look of Mega City One. This seems very much at odds with the tone of the 2000AD strip. They've Nolan-ed it. Ignoring that, it does look awesome nonetheless. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts. Oh, and just remember - this was made before THE RAID...

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Official Synopsis:

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.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture - a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

DREDD opens in UK cinemas September 7th.

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