Release Date: September 21, 2012
Director: Pete Travis (Vantage Point)Cast: Karl Urban, Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby,
Category: Reboot of the Judge Dredd movie franchise.
Our take: Comic book fans will quickly point out that the 1995 movie adaptation of Judge Dredd - which featured Sylvester Stallone in the titular role - was a far departure from the wrathful force of nature depicted in the comic book source. It's for that reason that Dredd, the upcoming reboot by Vantage Point director Pete Travis, has been given that rare pass of being a "worthy" reboot of the character.
Travis and his leading man Karl Urban (Star Trek, Red) have promised that they will be bringing the Judge Dredd of the comics to the screen in a way fanboys will appreciate. That said, some behind-the-scenes issues with production on the film have us a bit wary that the final product might not have been worth the renewed effort.