UPDATE: The trailer’s back! Keep reading to check it out!
The law is here, folks — and the sentence looks extremely cool.
“Dredd,” the long awaited adaptation of 2000 AD’s revered Judge Dredd franchise, has finally dropped its first full trailer … and boy, it does not disappoint. Karl Urban is in full badass mode as one of Mega City One’s most thoroughly capable judge, jury and executioners, with Olivia Thirlby along for the ride as trainee Cassie Anderson. The two are going up against Ma Ma Madrigal, played by “Game of Thrones” baddie Lena Headey in a turn that’s already looking to rival her infamously wicked Queen Cersei Lannister.
Looking like an inspired mixture of “Equilibrium” and “The Raid,” the first “Dredd” trailer has totally sold at least this particular writer. See it for yourself below.
The full “Dredd” synopsis:
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” lands in theaters on September 21.
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