If you were starting to worry — dare we say “dread”? Oh, we dare! — about the lack of a single “Dredd” trailer with only three months to go before the film’s release date, worry no more: that trailer is absolutely coming your way, and soon.
The official “Dredd” Twitter page has announced that the first full trailer for the Karl Urban-starring action movie, based on the 2000 AD comic book icon, will arrive online this coming Thursday (June 21) courtesy of Machinima.com. That first look at Lena Headey as Ma-Ma Madrigal, Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and — of course — Urban as the law personified is just a few short days away!
The official “Dredd” plot synopsis, for those who need a reminder:
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.
“Dredd” hits theaters on September 21.
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