The Dredd Trailer Arrives... Judge for Yourselves!

Our friends over at Machinima have scored the official web debut for the latest big-screen take on the character of Judge Dread from director Pete Travis, known simply as Dredd, and we have a look at it for you right here.

Karl Urban stars in the title role along with Lena Headey, Olivia Thirlby, and Domhnall Gleeson. Look for it in theatres on September 21st.

The future America is an irradiated wasteland. 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.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow-motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.

The Dredd Trailer Arrives... Judge for Yourselves!

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DavidFullam's picture

At the very least, it has to be better than the first one.

Submitted by DavidFullam on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 1:27pm.
Terminal's picture

It's a major step up from Rob Schneider and Armand Assante.

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 7:38am.

No Judge Death? Fuck off! I've already seen The Raid thanks.

Submitted by Lino on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 5:41am.
Shambling_in_Bandages's picture

You need to introduce your fictional world and the role of the protagonist before you start turning it upside down with the Dark Judges and their belief that life itself is a crime punishable by death. How does the viewer know what constitutes a "regular" day in Mega-City One, or what passes as an "everyday" crime, if you haven't spent time establishing those things yet?

Starting off a potential Dredd series with "...and here comes Judge Death!" is ludicrous.

"The future: It's dark, it's gritty, it's mean. Oh, look, here come some walking fucking corpses to pass judgement on everyone."

Submitted by Shambling_in_Ba... on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 9:58am.

Oh boo hoo!
Let me guess, you hated Batman Begins because it didn't have the Joker in either.

Submitted by will graham on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 7:27am.
theGoldenSimatar's picture

I was a little surprised by La Roux at the start of the trailer; but after that...I'm all for it. Looks freaking kick ass.

Submitted by theGoldenSimatar on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:43pm.

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