DREDD Screenwriter's Classy Gesture & A Better Look At Mega-City 1
When Alex Garland, the screenwriter of the new Judge Dredd film, heard about a fans hard luck at an advanced screening he sent a personalized letter and a movie prop to ease the pain. Also, a much better look at Mega-City 1.
BlackMocco is a huge fan of Judge Dredd and was looking forward to seeing an advanced screening of the new movie, but a bit of bad timing ruined his night. Here, let him describe it in his own words, "Gutted. Didn't get in! I was next in line and they cut it off!"
Then Alex Garland heard about the situation and sent this:
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The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), 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 (Lena Headey) 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.
The film opens in 3D September 21st.
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