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Dredd CoverWe're months away from its September 21st release date, but we've finally received a glimpse of the official Dredd poster.  Check this out.


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Based on the comic by John Wagner, Dredd stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey and focuses on the title character -- played by Urban -- who is wrapped up in a drug war with his trainee partner.  Did I mention this was set in the future?

Here's the official synopsis:

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.



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Fans might remember the last time Judge Dredd graced the silver screen in 1995 with Sylvester Stallone.  Unfortunately for Dredd fans, that clusterfuck needed a good twenty years before enough people forgot about it and someone else could tackle the franchise.  The screens that have popped up so far certainly look much better than that previous film that we probably shouldn't talk about.  

What do you think of these new shots from Dredd?  






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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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