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On this week’s episode, Chris and Joe take it to another level and really seem angry about a lot of stuff, which isn’t like them. Still, anger leads to the Dark Side, so we should probably keep an eye on them. In the meantime, some of these anger-provoking topics include Jared Leto’s joker, Frank Miller’s new Batman, what kind of a girl Black Widow is and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the movie Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland, and Joe’s pick of the new album by Big Wreck called “Ghosts.”
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Everyone remembers Stallone’s Judge Dredd. Some remember it fondly, and some not so much, but it’s still back there in our minds. Now, fans of the original graphic novel are getting the chance to erase Stallone, Lane, and Schneider from our memories as a brand new Judge Dredd is in the works, this time simply titled Dredd. (image after jump)
Starring Star Trek’s Karl Urban as the titular Dredd, and American Dreams’ Olivia Thirlby as Cassandra Anderson, the film is definitely looking to skew younger, or at least younger than Stallone and Arman Assante. You can also expect to see a much darker film, as 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland is taking on the script.
The production has been kept pretty secret for the most part, until now. The very first image from a costume test of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was recently posted online, and it looks…..almost identical to the original. This is fine, because everyone who saw the original film knows that the costumes were the least of the problems (we’re looking at you, Schneider).
Either way, you can check out the image after the jump, and be sure to keep an ear out as production continues on Dredd in the UK and we get a bit more of a look at this new, darker reboot.
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Judge Dredd was a science fiction movie that was released in 1995 about a judge (played by Sylvester Stallone) who is wrongly accused of murder in a dystopian future. The film grossed just shy of $35M at the domestic box office, but it has been set for a reboot in 2012.
The reboot will be simply entitled DREDD, according to recent reports. The character Judge Dredd is one of the most famous UK comic characters, and was ranked 7th greatest comic character by popular British film magazine Empire.
British film company DNA films will be working with Rebellion Developments and IM Global to bring the movie to fruition after almost two years. An official synopsis has been released.
“DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary.”
The film will star Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Dredd, and Olivia Thirlby (Juno) as Cassandra Anderson. Pete Travis (Vantage Point) will direct, and Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) will deliver the screenplay. It is interesting to note that Garland will also be writing the screenplay for the upcoming Halo, a sure sign of confidence in his writing.
The 1995 Judge Dredd was criticized for not honoring its comic book roots. DREDD sounds like it will be a little closer to the comic book vision. It is slated for a 2012 release.