After 15 years, "Judge Dredd" is finally rolling back into theaters.
A new "Judge Dredd" feature film is being shopped around at the Cannes Film festival, according to Deadline. DNA Films has reportedly reached a deal with Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance the film with a budget in the $50 million range. The film will be released in 3-D with a script by Alex Garland and it will be directed by Pete Travis.
Garland is perhaps best known for his novel "The Beach," which was adapted into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also written the screenplays for "Sunshine" and "28 Days Later." Travis has previously directed the feature films "Vantage Point" and "Endgame."
"Judge Dredd" was created in 1977 by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra in the pages of "2000 AD." The original comic follows the exploits of the title character, who is essentially the "judge, jury and executioner" of criminals in a futuristic city called Mega-City One.
In 1995, "Judge Dredd" was adapted into a film starring Sylvester Stallone as the lead character, which did not meet the expectations of fans or achieve box office success.
Back in January, Wagner stated that the new "Judge Dredd" film is much truer to the spirit of the original comics.
DNA Films is currently looking for a studio to distribute "Judge Dredd."
What are your thoughts on "Judge Dredd" coming back to film? Who should play Dredd this time? And would you put Judge Anderson and Judge Death in the first film or save them for a sequel? Break out your Lawgivers let us know what you're thinking in our comment section or on Twitter!