Film & TV

Karl Urban Steps Into Sylvester Stallone’s Boots in ‘Dredd’ Trailer

Film & TV

Karl Urban Steps Into Sylvester Stallone’s Boots in ‘Dredd’ Trailer

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If the 10 years between 2002’s Spider-man and this summer’s The Amazing Spider-man meets the statute of limitations on rebooting a franchise, then surely the 19 years between 1993’s Judge Dredd and this year’s Dredd can slide by as well. It’s also got a little more justification for a reboot: the original was thought of as a supremely cheesy take on a decent story, so this is probably the last chance for fans of the comic to see it adapted right for, say, 19 years?  Critics have already jumped on Dredd for having more than a slight resemblance to Indonesian flick The Raid from earlier this year: Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby have to get into an apartment block in post-apocalyptic Mega-City One where sci-fi/fantasy mainstay Lena Headey controls all of the hot new drug that’s ravaging the city. To be honest, it sounds a little more like The Wire to me, if McNulty had been a way bigger jerk. I for one would’ve definitely preferred hearing a dubstep remix of “Way Down in the Hole” instead of a dubstep remix of La Roux for the trailer. For anyone interested in seeing if Karl Urban’s “I am the law!” stands up to Sylvester Stallone’s, Dredd hits cinemas in September.

 

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