Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trailer For 'Dredd' Washes Away Memories Of Stallone

Karl Urban stars in Dredd
In 1995, Sylvester Stallone starred in a big-budget adaptation of the popular comic Judge Dredd.  Since it was the 90's, Sly played the title character and took the movie into a world of awfulness that fans have never forgotten.  Now, we finally get a remake with Dredd, and this seems to help erase memories of Stallone and Armand Assante trying to out act each other.  Plus, this Judge Dredd keeps his helmet on.

Take the jump to watch the trailer.

Dredd stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, Priest) and is directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) and written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later).  The official synopsis is:

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 hit theatres September 21.

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