Judge Dredd returning to theaters

judge_dredd_origins2000AD and Rebellion films have announced that a new Judge Dredd film has been green lit, with DNA Films (Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later) in charge of production. They’re hoping for a 2009 shoot.

Rebellion’s Jason Kingley said, “We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen.”

Although I hated the ending of Sunshine, the film looked far, far better than its $40 million budget might have you expect, and hopefully the effects on the new Dredd will be handled as well. And, being a UK production house, hopefully they won’t bend over backwards trying to appeal to American audiences — which is one of the (many, many) things that tripped up the 1995 film version starring Sylvester Stallone.

Dredd fans should probably keep their hopes down until a writer and director are announced, at least… to say nothing of casting. Might I suggest Gerard Butler or Jason Statham? (Thanks to AICN for the heads up on this, by the way.)

The following video is apparently NSFW — if you understand German.

Posted on December 21, 2008 at 08:00 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by MO
    on 2008-12-21 at 12:28
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    Nice vid!

    But you should put a nsfw-warning in front of it, for people who understand German :-)

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-12-21 at 13:07
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    HAhaha, whoops. Thanks, MO. I’ll do that. :)

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