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Dredd Synopsis

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.
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Why Dredd Was A Flop, According To Karl Urban

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Stop trying to make Dredd 2 happen. It’s not going to happen. That's basically the latest word to come from the first film’s screenwriter Alex Garland.

The Blunt Reason Dredd 2 Isn’t Happening

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Dredd Producer Gets Real About Dredd 2's Development

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Karl Urban Urges Fans To Sign A Petition For A Dredd Sequel

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While visiting the Destination Star Trek Convention in Germany, Urban spoke to those gathered in attendance and stubbornly pushed the idea of a sequel as a thing that could happen. Urban claimed that there were “conversations” with Lionsgate and the first film’s writer Alex Garland about a potential follow-up to Dredd specifically because of the film’s popularity on home formats.

Karl Urban Claims Lionsgate Has Had Conversations About A Dredd Sequel

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Rebellion is the company that publishes the comic anthology series 2000 AD that Judge Dredd stories call home, and it’s a pretty big deal for them to acknowledge the strength of Pete Travis’ film and its potential for expanding the Judge Dredd universe.

Judge Dredd Comic Publisher Backing The Fan-Endorsed Dredd Sequel Petition

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When asked if there would be a Dredd sequel, Shankar replied, ““Probably not. But I am working on a Dredd short in the vein of #DirtyLaundry ...you're actually the first person to know about this…” No investigative journalism needed on that one.

Dredd Confirmed To Come Back As A Short Film Instead Of A Sequel

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Exclusive Dredd Blu-ray Bonus Clip Explores Judge Dredd's Comic Roots

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By all accounts Dredd was a rollicking adventure story that was simply too grim and too violent for a widestream audience. The flick didn’t do so hot at the box office, and was in an out of theaters before you could say, “judgment.” The good news is that the flick won’t take too long to reach home entertainment platforms. Dredd will hit 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on January 8, 2013.

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First Poster For Dredd Arrives Online

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Dredd Storyboards Reveal A Chase Scene From The Film

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When a director gets locked out of his own editing room, it's never a good sign. While they usually have full control of the movie they are making, if producers feel the need to remove them from any part of the production, chances are that it means they have done more harm than good. In the case of Dredd, however, it may actually be even worse than normal.

Director Pete Travis Removed From Post-Production On Dredd, Writer Alex Garland Taking Over?

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