Thanks to Total Film, we have a new image of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in the Pete Travis-directed film Dredd. I think Urban is going to be completely badass in this role, and I'm excited to see him in action. The script was written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) and the film also stars Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.
Here's the synopsis for the film:
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 endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.
Dredd hits theaters September 21st, 2012.