What with the 9 month delay (it was originally due out last Christmas!) and reports of trouble amongst the creative team (read about that here), we were starting to get a bit concerned over the Lawman's upcoming adaptation. Then came some very encouraging buzz after it was screened in Cannes, and now we have a snazzy new poster to get us back on track. With any luck this might make up for the Danny Cannon debacle after all! (But the helmets are still too big). Check it out below and let us know what you think...
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.
Hopefully this heralds the marketing kicking off proper and we can expect a trailer soon!
DREDD hits UK cinemas on September 7th.
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