Dredd Takes Cannes

Dredd Takes Cannes

Gaze into the fist of Dredd as it smashes out of the screen and through your poncey 3D glasses.

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the DNA Films/Reliance Big Entertainment production to finance Judge Dredd, written by Alex Garland, directed by Pete Travis, with concept art by Jock, will be shopped around Cannes. With a budget under $50 million, this could be a decent pick up for some.

And if not, twenty years in the cubes!

Dredd co-creator John Wagner commented on the movie script a while ago saying;

I have read the script (by Alex Garland) and seen Jock's visuals. While I can't go into detail about the content I can say that it's high-octane, edge of the seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie. I hated that plot. It was Dredd pressed through the Hollywood cliché mill, a dynastic power struggle that had little connection with the character we know from the comic.

Confident? I will be once I hear they've started filming. There's many a slip…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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