Lionsgate and DNA Films have released new poster for Dredd. A new adaptation centered on the character Judge Joe Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, from the British science fiction anthology “2000 AD” and centers on Dredd (Karl Urban
), an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot.
The film is directed by Pete Travis
from a screenplay written by Alex Garland
Along with Urban
the film also stars Allen Irwin, Brandon Livanos, Deobia Oparei, Domhnall Gleeson, Francis Chouler, Jason Cope, Joe Vaz, Karl Thaning, Langley Kirkwood, Lena Headey
, Luke Tyler, Olivia Thirlby
, Rakie Ayola, and Warrick Grier.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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 will hit 3D and 2D theaters on September 21st, 2012.
If you haven’t seen Dredd trailer
, check it out now!