DREDD Director Pete Travis Speaks Out On Rumoured Conflict With Writer Alex Garland
Earlier this year, it was rumoured that DREDD screenwriter Alex Garland had been brought in to take over post production of the film due to "creative differences" with director Pete Travis. Both Travis and producer Andrew Macdonald now clear that up.
Both Pete Travis and Alex Garland denied reports earlier this year that a conflict between the two had arisen over the post-production stages of DREDD, with rumours even surfacing that Garland was seeking a co-director credit for his work on the film. However, in a recent interview with Empire Online, Travis went on record to clear up the rumours of some sort of conflict. "It was all bollocks, really. Dredd was always an extraordinary collaboration between lots of different people. Alex's interpretation of Dredd's world was the inspiration for me to get involved." Producer Andrew Macdonald continues by completely dismissing reports that Travis had been fired and not allowed to edit the film, stating that, "I have no idea where that came from. We stand by the unusual collaboration. Everything was built around the script and the character." So, an "extraordinary" and "unusual" collaboration, eh? It definitely sounds as if something may have gone on behind-the-scenes that we won't be made aware of, and it remains to be seen whether it paid off for the filmmakers.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson, a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.
Karl Urban as Judge Dredd
Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson
Lena Headey as Madeline Madrigal
Domhnall Gleeson as Travis Synders
Langley Kirkwood as Judge Lex
Francis Chouler as Judge Guthrie
Deobia Oparei as Judge T.J. Alvarez
RELEASE DATE: September 7th, 2012 (UK) September 21st, 2012 (US)
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