We can understand why Karl Urban would want to star in a remake of Star Trek. But why would he want to remake Judge Dredd, that laughable 1995 megabomb from Sylvester Stallone? Why, Karl, Why? But we're not to worry, says Urban—he promises that THIS Judge Dredd won't be a disgrace to the source material.
Urban, who's been reading Judge Dredd comics for 25 years, promises to be faithful to the original.
"I can't say too much about it because we're in the very early process of locking it down and making it happen, but I can say that the producers behind this movie are being 100% faithful to the source material," Urban told movieline. "The creator is involved as a consultant, and the artist, Jock, who's done some incredible work ... he's also involved in the development stage. I can tell you that in no way, shape, or form is it related to any other movie that's come out called Judge Dredd."
And just to show how committed Urban is to delivering a Judge Dredd that fans of the comics will recognize, he makes a promise—one that will resonate with those of us who cringed at the way Stallone altered Dredd.
"I can tell you that hypothetically—and this just gives you an idea of where our heads are collectively at—if I was to go see a movie called Judge Dredd, and the actor who played Judge Dredd was to take his helmet off and full-on reveal his face and identity, I would puke in my popcorn."
So would we. So would we.
How about you?