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Villain Cast in “Judge Dread” Remake

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It seems that Karl Urban‘s Judge Dread finally has his nemesis!

It was initially disregarded as rumors, but GeekTyrant is claiming that the villain Madeline Madrigal AKA Ma-Ma will be played by none other than Sarah Connor herself, Lena Headey (from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the wife of Leonidas in 300).

It is good that we are finally learning more about the movie, as it is a big production with many fans awaiting a movie truer to the comic book than the terrible Stallone movie made in the 90’s.

Headey will also joing Juno‘s Olivia Thirlby who is set to play Cassandra Anderson, a character who has psychic powers which include being able to sense approaching danger, foresee events of the near future and telepathy … Pre-production for the film began in August at Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa, and the movie is scheduled to be released in 2012.

The film was written by screenwriter Alex Garland who wrote both 28 Days Later and Sunshine, and Pete Travis is directing. He developed the movie Vantage Point.

Here’s the films Synopsis:

DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

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