Judgment is coming, and as long as it looks precisely nothing like Sylvester Stallone, we’re pretty sure we’re going to like it.
No offense, Sly — we’ll get enough of your badassery in “Expendables 2” — but we want you as far away from the “Judge Dredd” film franchise as possible after that 1995 disaster. In the latest adaptation of the 2000AD peacekeeper and facebreaker, “Dredd,” it’s Karl Urban who is putting on the iconic helmet and becoming the law. You can get a taste of the action yourself by checking out the brand new “Dredd” poster after the jump.
Thanks to JoBlo for the poster!
“Dredd” hits theaters in September 2012 and co-stars Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. Official plot synopsis below.
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.
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