The young teenage me loved Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd‘. Of course, that was before I knew any better. Before I knew that Judge Dredd was a comic. Before I knew that unimaginative movie executives and talentless hack filmmakers took a liking to making idiotic and inappropriate liberties with nerd properties. After a few years of misspent youth I quickly realized that Stallone and crew clearly demonstrated only a vague familiarity with the source material. They failed to deliver the the dark satirical elements of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s series. And, don’t even get me started on the whole removal of the helmet… and Rob Schneider. Oi!
Anyways, you wanna see a 1 minute fan film that is better than the entire Sly Judge Dredd film?
This teaser trailer for a 15 minute 2000 AD/Judge Dredd based Fan Film (By Steven Sterlacchini with some shockingly good-looking costumes by Daniel Carey-George of Custom Creations ) is about a rather obscure character created by John Wagner and Mike Mike McMahon, Judge Minty.
An aging Judge who is forced to ‘retire’ from the streets, mainly it seems because he has become too compassionate. He chooses to take ‘The Long Walk’ into the Cursed Earth, there “to take law to the lawless”. The film will be based around his first experiences in the radioactive wastes.
Watch the work-in-progress below
The one minute tease of Steven Sterlacchini’s work in progress is an impressive, well polished, stunning, gorgeous piece of cinematic splendor. Only one minute long and it’s far and above better than the travesty that was Sly Dredd.