Judge Dredd has been cast. Karl Urban will be the face of the man whose face is not seen in the big screen reboot of 2000 A.D.’s flagship character.
Empire Online reports that Karl Urban, who stared in last year’s hit Star Trek as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, is confirmed for the part by the film’s producers Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Macdonald laid out his thoughts on the past film adaptation of Dredd, as well as what he wants to do with the property.
“The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real.”
He’s not going to take off his helmet. Just saying those words makes me feel so much better about everything involving this project. Dredd does not take off his helmet. Dredd does not look like Sylvester Stallone. Dredd does not have Rob Schneider as a sidekick. Dredd is hard R rated and he is the law.
Wait, did he say the first Dredd movie happened 20 years ago? Holy freak daddy, I feel old now. I’m going to just…go over there now. Right over there…feeling old…