The Dredd production team put out a featurette on the Internet that contains some new footage and some interesting comments from star Karl Urban and the Judge Dredd creator John Wagner. Wagner got a sneak peek at the entire film and had this to say:

“I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I’ve had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them – a little quibble at the beginning – have been addressed. And what a lot they’ve added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I’ve not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done – true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you’ll let me know what you think when you’ve seen it, but this has my recommendation.”

After watching the video this NerdBastard thinks they may have actually paid attention to the Judge Dredd characters, world, and the violent tone of the comics. I’ll be in a theater seat in September, how about you?

Dredd, directed by Pete Travis opens in 3D and 2D theaters on September 21. Alex Garland (28 Days Later) wrote the script, which stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.

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