Lionsgate has revealed the final official poster for the upcoming Dredd 3D
, the Pete Travis
-directed action thriller starring Karl Urban
as the new Judge Dredd.
wrote the R-rated film adapted from the 2000 AD comics, which also stars Olivia Thirlby
and Lena Headey
The iconic lawman overlooking the mean streets of Mega City One is reportedly filled with hyper-stylized- violence. Headey’s villainous performance was described by the Cinemablend’s Sean O’Connell as ‘fantastic’ and he said that ‘Urban’s Dredd, and (Pete) Travis’ forceful direction, (will) wash away the memories of Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 take on the character in a stream of blood and bullets.’
On the other side, such level has not been reached on the new one-sheet that shows the guy who never removes his helmet standing over the burning backdrop of Mega City One and reveals a striking resemblance with a 2003 comic book adaptation (above).
Dredd 3D opens in 3D and 2D theaters on September 21st, 2012.
You can check out a larger version of the poster by clicking here.
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 (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 (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 (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.