With the U.K. release of Dredd a mere week away (Sep. 7th) and the U.S. 3 weeks (Sep. 21st) the Lionsgate marketing machine is in full swing. We rounded up a new TV spot and a featurette with commentary from Karl Urban and Pete Travis. You can also listen to the entire Dredd soundtrack. What a Dredd-full day! OK, yeah, the joke was pretty dreadful.
First up, is a short clip featuring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd reminding everyone he is the law. It’s not as profound as Sylvester Stallone’s comically slurred “I AM THE LAW” from his 1995 adaption of Dredd, but it serves the character well enough. [Via GeekTyrant]
Next up, is an exclusive Dredd featurette focusing on the character of Judge Dredd. Judge, Jury, Executioner, all that stuff. [CMB]
Oh, and here’s an interview with Karl Urban HeyUGuys!
Lastly, a week ago soundtrack samples were released for the Dredd 3D soundtrack from Limitless composer Paul Leonard-Morgan. But now thanks to the folks over at Digital Spy, you can listen to the full soundtrack for the film HERE.
Well, alright then. That’s it for Dredd stuff today. I for one, am fairly excited about this flick. I love the gritty visual style. And, it looks ultra violent. I think this is the Dredd comic fans deserve.
Here’s the films Synopsis:
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.