Judge Dredd Creator Visits Set, Endorses Film

By Will LeBlanc 2011-01-20 14:55:19discussion comments
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Over the years we’ve seen many adaptations from various media, comics, novels, classic TV shows, and the originators have not always been happy with the product. Case in point, look up how Alan Moore feels about the adaptations of his graphic novels From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V For Vendetta, and most recently Watchmen.

This, however, doesn’t seem to be the case with Judge Dredd creator Josh Wagner. The author recently visited the set in Cape Town, South Africa and posted his thoughts on his Facebook account:
Just back from the set. I wasn't able to take any photos, I'm afraid, still bound by the official secrets act, but if you want to throw any questions at me I'll answer what I can. Cape Town and surrounding country was absolutely stunning. The film occupies all four giant buildings at the new Cape Town Studios. Sets looked great - grim! Very pleased with what I saw of Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. Both excellent in their roles and work well as a team. Entire crew really dedicated and determined to produce a damned good movie. Sadly I had to leave before I could see them shooting any ultra-vi. Extremely impressed by the 3-D - apart from the demo at Universal Studios in LA, my memories were of the feeble efforts I saw as a youth. This is a real quantum leap from that, really adds depth. This is going to be good.

This bodes well for this, the second adaptation of his works, the first being the failed but infinitely lovable in my eyes Sylvestor Stallone attempt from way back in 1995.

Wagner then proceeds to answer what questions he can in the post comments particularly addressing changes Alex Garland made to the script and story to make it work on film. For more info, just head over to the extensive Facebook thread.
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