The first trailer for Dredd, based on the iconic Judge Dredd comic that debuted in 2000 A.D., has been released.
Dredd will center on Dredd (Karl Urban) and his rookie partner, played by Olivia Thirlby, who have to battle their way through a high-rise building to stop evil drug lord Ma-Ma Madrigal (Lena Headey). Madrigal’s drug, Slo-Mo, gives the brain the sense that real-time is moving at 1% regular speed.
Dredd is said to be unrelated to the 1995 film version, which starred Sylvester Stallone as the main character. The film is directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point), while Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go) is in charge of the screenplay.
Dredd premieres first in the UK and Ireland on September 7, 2012. The USA premieres the film two weeks later.