JUDGE DREDD Cover and Images from Empire Magazine

Here's the newest magazine cover for Empire Magazine giving us a full on shot of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, and I don't know about the rest of you but I think Urban is going to be awesome in this role! The film is currently in production, and is being directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) who is working from a script written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine)

There are a few more image scans from the magazine below that are worth checking out, one of which gives us our first look at Olivia Thirlby.

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.

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