At last! News just in is that Rebellion and 2000AD have finally announced that a new Judge Dredd movie will at last be in the making. DNA Films, the guys behind Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later have been pressed in as the production company behind this new project and the movie is slated to go into production 2009.
According to Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director for Rebellion, they don’t exactly want to give away too many details at this point, meaning that just who is going to be filling the director’s chair and more importantly, who is going to play the part of the toughest lawman of the future, is pretty much anyone’s guess at this point in time.
All I can say is that I hope that this time around they’ve learnt their lesson and won’t try and forcefully adapt this true British original for the American market – as what they did with the horrible 1995 flop starring Sylvestor Stallone and Rob Schneider of all people!
Me, I would love to see someone like Jason Statham fill Dredd’s oversized boots, but I have to admit, Ron Perlman already has the perfect chin profile for the job! :)