Alex Garland Takes On Judge Dredd
Itís easy to forget that Alex Garland started out his career as a hot young author who was heralded by many for his debut novel, The Beach (no, not the so-so movie that Danny Boyle would later direct). Now heís somewhat abandoned the novel medium in favor of writing movies (28 Days Later, Sunshine). Thatís one way to avoid having to live up to the hype. Change jobs!
Now according to comic artist Jockís Twitter, it looks as though Garland has been hired on to write the reboot of Judge Dredd. For those who donít know, Judge Dredd is a sweet comic about a world where the powers of judges, police, juries, and executioners have all been put into the hands of one group of men. One of which is Judge Dredd.
The reboot has been in the works for ages now, and itís likely Garland is one of many writers to have worked on the project, but who knows? We can at least dream that this is a big step towards a tangible produc (and maybe even a Danny Boyle in a hypothetical directorsí seat).
Garland has a knack for genre flicks, so I imagine whatever he does with this script, it will at least be something new. I just hope itís more 28 Days Later than Sunshine. I dug that movie and all, but seriously, what was with the burning killer dude at the end? Pass on that this time around, Alex.
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