If you’ve watched any of the previous Judge Dredd movies (check out 2012’s Dredd, it was awesome!), then you probably already know that Mega City One is a not a very nice place. If anything it’s a hub for all kinds of criminals. Which is of course why there’s a system of ‘Judges’ in place. However, these guys aren’t your usual mild mannered, black robed, gavel banging octogenarians. No siree, these are gun toting badasses who play jury and executioner as well. In a place like Mega City One, we guess it’s needed.
While many fans wanted to see Karl Urban return to the role of Dredd, it looks like that won’t be the case for this series. Actually, there’s no word yet on who will play Judge Dredd. Sorry Urban fans, we wanted it too.
Judge Dredd was created by John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, and made his first appearance in 1977. He is famous for his incorruptibility, attitude towards criminals (he just killed them right away), his infamous helmet, and yelling “I am the Law”, whenever he can. Also, if you did the math, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the British character.
As mentioned on Entertainment Weekly, the upcoming Judge Dredd show is being developed by IM Global (the same guys behind the Dredd movie) and Rebellion. Rebellion is actually best known for their Sniper Elite game franchise. Which makes this a unique combination of movie and game developer. Another thing worth pointing out is that no network has picked up the rights to the show as of yet. But they’ve still released a poster for the show.
Chris Kingsley, Rebellion co-owner had this to say about the show:
“Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up pressure on social media, and a lot of background work and enthusiasm, we aim to make a big budget production that will satisfy both our vast comics audience and the even greater general screen-watching public.”