Word has it there is trouble in Mega-City One, and it’s not Angel Gang. The LA Times is reporting that director Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Omagh, Endgame) has been pushed off the project due to “creative disagreements with producers and executives.” Writer/producer Alex Garland is reportedly now in control of the movie which is currently in post-production. While details are mostly vague, the report that re-shoots might happen but doesn’t say who would direct them, should they happen.
I wouldn’t be to worried at this point. While post-production can and usually is critical to the final product, it won’t cripple the movies completion. That and well, the report is vague at best, if and when something more official breaks for news on this, we’ll have it for you.
Rest assured that no matter what. This movie will be made and it will be better than Sly Stallone’s “Judge Dredd”, right? Please say it will, I can’t sit through another 90 minutes dreading Dredd.
Dredd also features Karl Urban in the title role, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey also star. It is set to hit the screen September 21, 2012.
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 Peter 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.