Fresh off our first of three live-stream shows here at Comic-Con, there is exciting news to report from "Star Trek" and "Red" star Karl Urban. The actor, who is rumored to be named the star of the next Judge Dredd movie, told MTV News a bit cheekily, that "Yeah, that's correct, that's a big rumor going on."

He then added, "I can't say too much at this point but it's lookin' good."

Urban said he's been a fan of Dredd since he was a teenager, and "started reading Dredd 25 years ago." Read More...

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Judge DreddWhen it comes to the history of "Judge Dredd" on the big screen, there's very little question that the fictional futuristic law man would have a field day tearing into Sylvester Stallone and the other filmmakers who first brought the 2000AD character to theaters. But fans are hoping for better luck when Dredd makes his cinematic comeback in the developing Pete Travis-directed and Alex Garland-scripted reboot of the "Judge Dredd" character and franchise.

The project remains in the developing stages with casting yet to be announced, but that's not to say that Garland's screenplay isn't making the rounds already. The Playlist received a script review from an anonymous writer, who describes the upcoming "Judge Dredd" reboot as a mixture of "Die Hard" and "Blade Runner."

"Imagine 'Die Hard' taking place within the world of 'Blade Runner;' that’s the 'Judge Dredd' script offered by Alex Garland," writes the reviewer. "Clocking in at 110 pages, this is not the most complex or plot heavy story. What is offered is a high-octaine, action filled screenplay, that is both hardcore and gritty." Read More...

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Captain AmericaAfter 15 years, "Judge Dredd" is finally rolling back into theaters.

A new "Judge Dredd" feature film is being shopped around at the Cannes Film festival, according to Deadline. DNA Films has reportedly reached a deal with Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance the film with a budget in the $50 million range. The film will be released in 3-D with a script by Alex Garland and it will be directed by Pete Travis.

Garland is perhaps best known for his novel "The Beach," which was adapted into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He has also written the screenplays for "Sunshine" and "28 Days Later." Travis has previously directed the feature films "Vantage Point" and "Endgame." Read More...


DESCOne of the not-so-secret secrets of the comic book movie world is that there's a new "Judge Dredd" film in development based on a screenplay from "28 Days Later" scribe Alex Garland with visuals provided by "The Losers" artist Jock. Beyond those details — and the presumed exclusion of former "Dredd" star Sylvester Stallone — little else is known about the project.

Curious to find out more, 2000AD Review spoke with John Wagner, the creator of "Judge Dredd," about his involvement and knowledge of the developing adaptation.

According to the creator, the upcoming take should be much closer to the "Dredd" comics than the widely panned first film was. Read More...

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Judge DreddName-dropped in a tweet from "The Losers" artist Jock this week, Alex Garland looks to be the writer for the new "Judge Dredd" movie housed at Danny Boyle's DNA Films.

The "28 Days Later" writer would be a logical match at Boyle's production company, given the pair's history together on the zombie classic. Specks of Jock's concept artwork have already circulated, indicating he's been collaborating for some time on the project.

Though he has since taken down the tweet, calling into the question the official nature of Garland's attachment, the writer and artist do seem to be working together. Read More...

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Leonardo DiCaprioThe upcoming film "Button Man" is not related in any way to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- and, contrary to earlier reports, it's not related to Leonardo DiCaprio, either.

Entertainment Weekly is crying foul on Internet rumors that the "Body of Lies" actor would star in the "2000 A.D." comic property. The news site is reporting that Leo is not attached to "Button Man" according to studio representatives. The rumor originated from a listing in Production Weekly, a print magazine that provides information on Hollywood projects. Read More...

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Leonardo DiCaprioDepending on who you ask, "Body of Lies" actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been pushing all the right buttons -- so much so that he's landed the leading role in "Button Man," a brand-new movie based on the comic book property of the same name.

According to Production Weekly, "Button Man" focuses on Harry Exton, an ex-mercenary that participates in a violent underground sport known as "the game." Exton is one of several killers -- appropriately called 'button men' -- that define victory by slaying their opponent or claiming the first two joints of their victim's finger. When Harry decides to retire from the sport, he learns the hard way that his own survival is anything but a game. Read More...

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Danny BoyleFROM MOVIES BLOG: Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle may not like superhero movies, but that hasn’t stopped his production company DNA Films from picking up the rights to a new “Judge Dredd” installment. Asked about his personal involvement, the Academy Award buzz-maker played it coy.

“Someone asked me about Judge Dredd the other day!” Boyle told Empire. “I hated the last version of it; I can't imagine the next one will be any better.”

Those strong words don’t bode well for rumors that Boyle could be in line to direct DNA’s new film, which has already seen "Judge Dredd" concept art from comics artist Jock hitting the 'Net.

Read more of Danny Boyle's comments on "Judge Dredd" and superhero movies at

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Last month, we told you that "Judge Dredd" is headed back to the big screen, with the producers of "28 Weeks Later" bringing the popular British comic book character back to theaters. While we're cautiously optimistic about the news (given the disappointment of 1995's "Judge Dredd" adaptation), there was reason for joy in Mega City 1 today with the online debut of some new concept art for the film from one of our favorite artist in the biz, Jock.

While one of the images first hit the 'Net on Standard Attrition, a group blog for creators publishing work within DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, the sci-fi savvy crew at io9 has assembled a gallery of several more pieces of "Judge Dredd" art. Here's one of our favorites (and you can head over to io9 for the rest of the images):

'Judge Dredd' Concept Art

While Jock is probably best known for his work with writer Andy Diggle on the destined-for-film series "The Losers" (though we also loved his art on "Faker" with Mike Carey), he's no stranger to both the Judge Dredd character and providing concept art for television and film. Read More...

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'Judge Dredd'"Judge Dredd" is once again headed for the big screen, giving one of the most popular British exports to the world of comic book characters a second try at live-action movie success. News of a new "Judge Dredd" film being green-lit was announced this weekend on the message boards for 2000 AD, the British science-fiction anthology series that has been the character's home since 1977.

"We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen," wrote Rebellion/2000 AD CEO and Creative Director Jason Kingsley.

DNA Films ("28 Weeks Later" and "Sunshine") is expected to kick off production of the new "Judge Dredd" in 2009. The character previously appeared in theaters in a 1995 film starring Sylvester Stallone that was ripped apart by comics fan and non-fan audiences on both sides of the pond. Read More...


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