Judge Dredd reboot producer promises a more 'authentic' take

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Dec 17, 2012

We haven't heard a lot about the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot, but producer Stuart Ford has now opened up about what we can expect—and it seems comic fans should be a lot happier than they were with the 1995 Sylvester Stallone effort.

Ford said the 2012 film should be a darker, more "authentic" take that remains loyal to the comics and should appeal to everyone from fanboys to general action fans.

"The version of Dredd that we've made is, first of all, very authentic to the original comic book," he said in an interview with Red Carpet News. "It's gritty, it's dark, it's deadpan. We think we've made a movie that has a real sort of edginess to it."

Karl Urban (Doom, Star Trek) is strapping on the helmet this time around, and Ford said his version of Dredd is very different from the Stallone character. Plus, Dredd will apparently be keeping his helmet on at all times, which was a huge bone of contention with fans after the 1995 film was released.

"The key thing on this version of Dredd was to stay loyal to the original character, and Dredd never removes his helmet, and that's a challenge for an actor, to make that character believable, and interesting," Ford said. "Karl grew up as a fan of Dredd and absolutely understood what we needed, and when people see the movie they'll absolutely see he is that Dredd. That dark, complex, unforgiving, but at the same time utterly reliable kickass Dredd character that we've been waiting to see in a movie for a long time."

Check out the interview below:

Dredd is currently slated for release this summer.

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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