I love it when rumors become fact!
Late last week, I wrote a post about how Karl Urban was rumored to be playing Judge Dredd in the long-awaited re-boot. And, it looks like that little rumor turned out to be true.
According to GeekTyrant, Karl Urban has confirmed that he will be playing Judge Dredd in the upcoming movie.
“Yes, it’s true, I am the law.” are the exact words from Star Trek actor Karl Urban as he confirmed his role as Judge Dredd in the upcoming new adaptation of the classic comic book! He then added that he is “thrilled to bits” with the role.
The Dredd reboot is being written by 28 Days Later/Sunshine screenwriter Alex Garland, and it will be a much more accurate representation of the comic book than Sylvester Stallone’s awful 90’s version. The film is also be produced by Danny Boyle’s DNA Films. With Garland on board to write the script and Urban taking on the lead role, this should turn out being a great adaptation.
Now that Urban is officially playing everyone’s favorite futuristic cop, it looks like the movie might just start production soon. Are you excited about the new re-make, or do the thoughts of Stallone’s movie still rattle your skulls?