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New Dredd Featurette Put Spotlight on Comics History

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/15/2012

Dredd Featurette



“Only one thing fighting for order and chaos… Judges.” Yahoo movies has released a new behind-the-scenes Featurette of ‘Dredd.’ One thing you quickly realize, this isn’t Stallone’s Dredd. This version is based on the comics.


This is a fantastic featurette, that talks more about the history of comics and how the Dredd comics came to be in the 1970′s as post WWII comics began to phase out. It’s a really nice historical feature. Plus, it reveals tons of new footage and you get to here from Karl Urban and the filmmakers.


In DREDD, 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 neighbourhood 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 Pete Travis-directed action thriller opens in 3D and 2D theaters on September 21.


‘Dredd’ Featurette

2012AUG15 by KUInternational


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