Karl Urban has seen Sylvester Stallone's version of "Judge Dredd." He just thinks that his version is much better.
The star of "Dredd" stopped by the MTV News offices while he was promoting the movie at Comic-Con and didn't have any qualms about comparing his film's take on the cult British comic to the one that came before. We've heard good things from the "Dredd" screening that took place a couple nights ago, and Urban said his "Dredd" has got nothing to worry about.
"I saw [Stallone's] movie when it came out in '94. Tonally, these films couldn't be more different," he said. "I think it's a difference of if you like your characters wearing lycra and gold cod pieces, then his film's the one for you. But if you like badass movie where your heroes are real and wearing leather and motorbike suits and body armor and hardcore gritty punches, this is the one for you."
We went even further and asked Urban if he's worried about what Stallone has to say about their reboot of the source material. "I don't give a damn what he thinks," he answered as costar Olivia Thirlby sat smiling next to him. Them's fighting words!
“Dredd” takes place in the futuristic world of Mega-City One, where a reality-altering drug called Slo-Mo has turned into a plague destroying the city’s populous. It’s up to Judges Dredd (Urban) and Anderson (Thirlby) to stop the criminal Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) who is spreading Slo-Mo throughout the city. But their interference causes Ma-Ma to wage a vicious war on the Judges, and she'll stop at nothing to make sure her drug empire is safe. The movie hits theaters in the US on September 21.
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