The script was written by Alex Garland, who is responsible for films like 28 Days Later and Sunshine. Dredd in this film is being portrayed by Karl Urban and he does an excellent job in the role as far as I can clean from the trailer. He definitely has the tough, gritty voice down-pat!
Here is the debut theatrical trailer for Dredd.
I never followed Judge Dredd (or any comics really for that matter) or read any of the 2000 A.D. comics series he hails from. I didn’t know he was a British-creator character. Some people who have seen the trailer say it doesn’t seem to follow the comics very well… All I know is that this guy does an outstanding job as Judge Dredd, who always reminded me of Robocop, and I think it’ll be refreshing to see someone besides Sylvester Stallone stepping into Dredd’s shoes like Stallone did in 1995.
Been quite a long time since we seen a Dredd film, so it’ll be interesting to see how this movie does sales-wise. I think people will be excited to see it.