Karl Urban Doesn't 'Give A Damn' About Stallone's 'Dredd'

'Tonally, these films couldn't be more different,' Urban tells MTV News at Comic-Con about 1994's 'Judge Dredd' vs. his upcoming movie.

SAN DIEGO — Sylvester Stallone was in a movie called "Judge Dredd." Karl Urban stars in "Dredd." Do not confuse the two.

If you do, Urban — the star of the latest film based on the famous series of British comics — might take issue. The actor has never hidden his feelings about Stallone's original take on the most famous judge of Mega City One, and when he and co-star Olivia Thirlby talked with MTV News for Comic-Con, he said the viewers' preference for either version comes down to a few key factors.

"I saw [Stallone's] movie when it came out in '94. Tonally, these films couldn't be more different," Urban said. "I think it's a difference of if you like your heroes wearing lycra and gold cod pieces, then his film's the one for you. If you like a badass movie where your heroes are real and wearing leather motorbike suits and body armor and hard-core, gritty, pull-no-punches, this is the movie for you."

This year's Comic-Con brought the world premiere of Urban's version of "Dredd," and the differences between this version and Stallone's couldn't have been more apparent. "Dredd" is a gritty, brutal, hard-R action flick without any of the gloss of Stallone's version.

With the Italian Stallion in San Diego presenting his new movie "The Expendables 2," there's a possibility Urban could run into the original Dredd, but he's not worried about Stallone's opinion.

"I don't give a damn what he thinks," he said.

"Dredd" opens in theaters September 21.

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