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.