Lionsgate has released 15 photos from the upcoming film Dredd
, which will be unleashed in theaters everywhere on September 21st, 2012.
Based on the 2000AD comic book antihero Judge Dredd, the action-thriller takes place in the futuristic world of Mega-City One, where a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo has turned into a plague destroying the city’s populous. It’s up to Judges Dredd and Anderson to stop the criminal Ma-Ma who is spreading Slo-Mo throughout the city.
Dredd is directed by Pete Travis
and stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Allen Irwin, Brandon Livanos, Deobia Oparei, Domhnall Gleeson, Francis Chouler, Jason Cope, Joe Vaz, Karl Thaning, Langley Kirkwood, Lena Headey, Luke Tyler, Rakie Ayola, Warrick Grier.
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.
If you haven’t seen Dredd trailer
, check it out now!