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In a move that proves that holding your breath and making enough of a racket on the Internet will get you what you want, Netflix picked today of all days to announce a new series, Dredd. That’s right, Judge Dredd is bringing the law to Netflix in a brand new 13 episode event that is slated to premiere 04/01/2016. (more…)


Despite the dismal box office numbers fans of Pete Travers’ 2012 Dredd 3D are making as much noise on the Internet as they can, clamoring for more. Will those fans get their Firefly/Serenity day in the sun? The film’s star Karl Urban is on-board for another installment and we’ve got his and the film’s script writer’s thoughts on what form that sequel might take. (more…)


Dredd 3D.  Another action remake.  Judge Dredd was originally a comic, and it was good.  It was rewritten with another story line, and it was still good.  Then it was a movie, and it was bad.  Really bad.  Like, Rob Schneider bad.  Oh, right, that’s because he was actually in the first movie.  Now it’s a movie again, and it lacked the comic book back-story and it was low on character development.  There was no love story, no lesson-learned and the movie didn’t take itself seriously which is OH MY GOD WHY THIS MOVIE WAS SO DAMN AWESOME!

From the very first scene where Dredd shot a scorching assault flare into a hostage-taker’s pie-hole and turned him into a human jack-o-lantern (which was beautifully presented to us in stunning 3D and slow motion, bye the way) to the very last scene where Dredd, after 95 minutes, was still relentlessly stomping people’s shit into the ground, this movie was one hell of a thrill ride!



One of the big hooks in the upcoming Dredd 3D is the drug Slow-Mo. The drug allows it’s user to slow down their perception of things around them. You can expect to see a lot of this effect through out the movie.

Below are two videos, one is a mock PSA against the use of Slo-Mo, just say no kids, and the other is the featurette which looks at the film effects used.

This NerdBastard is really looking forward to this movie, 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.

The Dredd production team’s marketing mavericks have put a new clip from the upcoming movie on the Internet. This is our first long look at the film’s villain Ma Ma, played by none other than Game of Thrones Cersi Lannister,  Lena Headey.

Lena has a history of playing smart, strong willed women that don’t take much crap from anyone. Just check out her prior roles, the Spartan Queen in 300 and Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. 

Headey plays the drug lord Ma Ma in this latest film version of Judge Dredd. Ma Ma is the former prostitute who is now in complete control of a 200-story vertical slum. She rules this building with an iron hand, dealing her own version of justice and a new drug “Slo-Mo.” It’s a substance that allows users to experience reality at a fraction of normal speed.

Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and rookie partner Cassandra (Olivia Thirlby) end up in Ma Ma’s building following a criminal suspect. The pair of judges don’t go unnoticed and Ma Ma puts out the word to the buildings inhabitants:

“Somewhere in this block are two judges. I want them dead. Until I get what I want, the block is locked down.”

Dredd hits theaters everywhere on September 21, 2013.

The first full trailer for the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot “Dredd” has hit the Internet and now the tables have turned and “Dredd” will be the one judged, jury-ed, and sentenced.

This NerdBastard has been pretty excited about Karl Urban donning the helmet, the badge, and the shoulder pads of Judge Dredd. Urban is a great casting choice with that chin and voice.

The story seems almost tailored to make a video game out of it. Judge Dredd must enter a 200 level building controlled by one woman at the top who wants him dead.

This NerdBastard is still really excited about this movie, but after watching the trailer, is feeling a little concerned. The trailer falls just short of grabbing hold of me and taking me into the world of Dredd, maybe it’s just my high expectations.

What do you think about this trailer and Dredd?

Dredd” is written by Alex Garland, directed by Pete Travis, starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. “Dredd” opens in theaters across the U.S. on September 21.

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Judge Dredd Footage Shows Gritty Violence


This international fan site for Karl Urban has posted an animated GIF that shows actual footage from the upcoming movie. It’s pretty short but really shows the something that could spell out the violent tone of the movie. If your a Judge Dredd Comic book fan then you know that graphic violence is part of the joy that is Dredd. After Stallone’s mutilation of the franchise this NerdBastard is hoping that Urban and company can really pull this off. Dredd deserves a good treatment. 

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 stars Karl Urban ( Star Trek), Olivia Thirlby (Juno), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones). The film opens in 3D September 21st.

 Original Clip

Slowed Down Clip

What do you think of this clip of “Street Justice” that Judge Dredd and company are  serving out? Was the guy double parked, or maybe he didn’t curb his dog. Tell NerdBastards what crime you think he committed in the comments section below.

First Look At ‘The Darkest Hour’ Trailer

Don’t you just hate it when you’re partying in Russia only to have aliens crash land and start taking over the planet? Fucking aliens.

That’s the premise of the run, hide and learn to fight alien flick from director Chris GorakThe Darkest Hour stars Emile Hirsch and has him facing a pack of invisible electricity-hungry aliens looking to destroy the planet. In Russia aliens probe you.

The trailer makes the film look like a pretty inventive piece for a formula that’s been well over used. Showing off the aliens lethal wave-energy attack, where the humans (or innocent pup) are cauterized into ash kinda spoils it a bit, but none the less looks very cool. When’s the last time you saw a light bulb used as an early warning device before invisible aliens try to kick your ass?

Looks like a real family film.

The Darkest Hour, starring Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella and Rachael Taylor hits theaters December 23rd, 2011.

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