Good news, everyone! The upcoming Judge Dredd adaptation, Dredd, has received an R-rating, proving that every now and then, the MPAA can do something right. Dredd is rated R for strong and bloody violence, language, drug use, and some sexual content. Boo-YA!
Of course, it was kind of a foregone conclusion that Dredd would get its R. Here’s what producer Andrew Macdonald said back in 2010:
The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real. There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously.
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.
Dredd, directed by Vantage Point’s Peter Travis and written by 28 Days Later’s Alex Garland, opens in theaters later this year on September 21st, 2012.
Source: Geek Tyrant