DreddAlthough there are several essential ingredients required in order to successfully nail down a character, there's little doubt that it's the helmet that makes the man in the case of Judge Dredd.

If nothing else, it appears that the folks behind the forthcoming "Dredd" adaptation have nailed that helmet on the nose, as the initial photo of Karl Urban dressed as Mega City One's most iconic judge, jury and executioner was met with approval from most of the character's fans.

But if that one glimpse wasn't enough helmet action, perhaps some new photos from "Dredd" helmet sculptor Edmund Woodward will do the trick. Read More...

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DreddWe’ve seen Karl Urban scowl from under Judge Dredd’s formidable helmet, but when it comes to updates on "Dredd"—the film reboot of publisher 2000 AD’s popular, ultraviolent future cop, time’s favor lies squarely on the other side of the pond. British audiences will naturally be the first to see new footage, new set pieces, and whatever news pops up to behold.

That’s why, when we get the opportunity to spy on some snaps from the set of “Dredd” we won't pass up the chance.

Bleeding Cool revealed, via a member of its forums, 10 shots from the Cape Town, South Africa set, including armored trucks, threatening government surveillance signs and the most heavily fortified snack stand outside of Manhattan. Read More...

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DreddWe've already gotten our first look at the new grisly face of justice, and in a few months, there's going to be a whole lot more — for fans living in England, that is!

Comic Book Resources reports that new footage from the forthcoming "Dredd" is headed to the inaugural Kapow! Comic Con, premiering next April in London, England. Producer Andrew Macdonald will be on hand to present the footage, which will doubtlessly showcase Karl Urban as the helmet-wearing Judge Dredd.

“It is fantastic to be involved with Kapow! and I’m really looking forward to talking to all the fans about our upcoming Dredd movie," Macdonald said in a press release. "I’ll be on the 2000AD panel with a little taster of what people can look forward to from our 2012 release." Read More...

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Karl UrbanKarl Urban is the law, but you don't have to take our word for it — just look at the man and judge him for yourself!

When the actor spoke earlier this year about his desire to keep Judge Dredd's helmet firmly in place throughout the entire run time of director Peter Travis' upcoming "Dredd" adaptation, it appears he was quite serious: the very first official photograph from the set of "Dredd" has premiered online over at 2000AD, and as you can see, that helmet is most certainly there.

You can check out the full photograph past the jump! Read More...

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Judge Dredd ComicWithin the entertainment industry, attitudes are notably positive regarding “Dredd,” the forget-the-first-one-ever-existed live-action reboot of British publisher 2000AD’s most widely-recognized character, Judge Dredd.

It’s not a huge surprise, given the casting of hype-worthy stars Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) and Olivia Thirlby (“The Wackness”). Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the movie market’s current climate is one of source-embracing reverence to fan-cherished comic franchises.

The manifestation of one such vote of confidence was reported today by Variety: the fact that “Dredd” has been picked up as part of a three-picture distribution deal by Lionsgate Entertainment. Read More...

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Karl UrbanWith a new title and a talented lineup of actors, writers and filmmakers involved, director Pete Travis' forthcoming "Dredd" is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated comic book adaptations of the next few years.

Empire Online discussed "Dredd" with Karl Urban, who stars in the film as the titular helmeted judge, jury and executioner. During the interview, Urban acknowledged that playing a mostly masked character comes with its fair share of challenges — but there are many ways to compensate for Dredd's partially obscured appearance.

"You're taught as an actor that if you take away the eyes you have to think about what you're left with," he said. "There's the voice; there's body language. How a character does what he does speaks volumes. So those are the tools I will have to employ." Read More...

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Judge DreddThe new "Judge Dredd" movie could be getting renamed "Dredd," according to a website for one of the studios producing the film.

According to film and television studio IM Global (one of the producing partners for the project), the official title of the movie will be "Dredd" (not "Judge Dredd") — a change that could indicate studios' desire to distance the upcoming movie even further from the 1995 Sylvester Stallone film based on the character. The website also offered a few more details about the movie's plot that should give fans hope that the next incarnation will adhere a bit more closely to the character's "2000 AD" comic book roots.

"Dredd" star Karl Urban previously insisted that the new film is "in no way related" to the critically panned 1995 "Judge Dredd" movie, and promised it will get back to the character's violent, gritty roots. Read More...

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Olivia ThirlbyActress Olivia Thirlby has been cast in the upcoming 3D-inclusiveJudge Dredd” movie.

Thirlby’s most recognizable role may be that of pregnant teen Juno’s best friend in the 2007 flick of the same name. According to Variety, she’ll be starring alongside Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) as Cassandra Anderson, a telepathic new recruit who partners with the Judge and a character in the original comic published as part of UK compilation “2000 AD”.

The character’s inclusion is just one of many indications that the reboot—based on a screenplay from Alex Garland (“28 Days Later”) and visuals by “The Losers” artist Jock—will embrace its original comic book source material. Read More...

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While Karl Urban has since been confirmed to play Judge Dredd in a new, big-screen reboot of the popular British comic book character, the "Star Trek" actor offered every indication to MTV News during this year's Comic-Con that things were "looking good" for him to bring Mega-City One's most popular judge, jury, and executioner to life.

When MTV News spoke with Urban, he heaped praise upon the project — specifically citing the involvement of Dredd co-creator John Wagner and celebrated UK artist Jock, illustrator of many Dredd stories and key player in developing the visual elements of the character's return to the big screen.

"I can say that the producers of this film are going to make a very gritty, hardcore, faithful adaptation of the comic," said Urban. "Mr. Wagner, who created the character, and Jock, one of the key artists, have been on board as collaborators right from the beginning." Read More...

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Karl UrbanKarl Urban has made no secret that he's looking to become the law in the developing "Judge Dredd" movie, previously telling MTV News that his casting as the intimidating hero is "lookin' good." A self-described fan of the "Judge Dredd" franchise, Urban certainly has an opinion or two on how to make the character work on the big screen — something that didn't quite pan out for Sylvester Stallone's take on the character, in Urban's opinion.

Speaking with Movieline, Urban revealed that the developing "Judge Dredd" reboot would be "100% faithful to the source material" created by John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and Pat Mills for 2000AD.

"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,'" Urban said, referring to Stallone's 1995 action film. "I feel most happy for fans of 'Dredd' who are finally going to get the 'Dredd' movie they so richly deserve." Read More...

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