A Ton Of Concept Art From Sylvester Stallone's JUDGE DREDD Surfaces

Charles Lippincott was a producer on 1995's Judge Dredd, which starred Sylvester Stallone in the title role, and now his vast collection of concept art from the film is up for sale.

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By nailbiter111 - 9/1/2012


With the new Judge Dredd film coming out very shortly this seems like the right time to unload any inventory one might have from the Sylvester Stallone version. A film that most Dredd fans would be happy to erase from their memory.

BARETTA GUN


ASPEN SHUTTLE 84-C


STORYBOARD ART


RICO'S PUZZLE GUN


JUDGE'S PUMP SHOTGUN


STORYBOARD ART


COUNCIL 2-1


DREDD COSTUME


DREDD COSTUME WITH NOTES


ASPEN PRISON GUARD UNIFORM UNDER ARMOUR


ASPEN PRISONER UNIFORM


PRISON GUARD HELMET - BLACK VARIANT


ASPEN SHUTTLE AA


ASPEN SHUTTLE AA - SIDE VIEW


HELMET SIDE PROFILES:
Prion Guard, Judges & Judge Hunter






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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NerdyGeek - 9/1/2012, 5:44 PM
Wow, nice find dude :)
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/1/2012, 5:58 PM
Not bad. Stallone film had cool sets but the damn plot failed.
xXkryptoniteXx - 9/1/2012, 6:03 PM
The concept with 3 helmet, one looks like robocop.
SLK - 9/1/2012, 6:06 PM
Despite all the costume limitations, Stallone was really formidable as Dredd. Urban looks like a [frick]ing joke next to him.
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 9/1/2012, 6:12 PM
@SLK
If you wanna troll go to /b/
Darth258 - 9/1/2012, 6:23 PM
The aspen shuttle looks familiar..

I've never read a single Dredd comic, so i can't debate about if it was faithful to the source or not (i've heard not though), but it was a decent action movie, i still watch it by time to time.
IronLeprechaun - 9/1/2012, 6:25 PM
really nice find
AutoFreek - 9/1/2012, 6:32 PM
Pretty cool
OptimusPrimeTime - 9/1/2012, 6:36 PM
This movie was a hell of a lot better than Urban's version could ever hope to be. One of the best CBMs to date. Don't know why everyone has to hate.
dreddhead123 - 9/1/2012, 6:44 PM
Here is this week's 2000AD comic cover:




DREDD IS HERE!

:)
ThePowerCosmic - 9/1/2012, 7:13 PM
This might be the most amateur concept art I've ever seen.
EagleEye21 - 9/1/2012, 7:32 PM
Why couldn't they have gone with the concept that didn't have the codpiece?
aztecRaingod - 9/1/2012, 8:11 PM
Hope this movies better than the shit trailer I saw.
skidz - 9/1/2012, 9:25 PM
I just don't think this is a comic that's ever going to translate well to any other medium: movies, videogames etc.
Danbojohnj - 9/1/2012, 11:25 PM
They are all from the 'Art of Judge Dredd',a book that was widely available when this ass rape of a 'film' was released.

Roll on the 7th when the REAL Dredd film is out.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/1/2012, 11:53 PM
SLK: "Stallone was really formidable as Dredd. Urban looks like a [frick]ing joke next to him".


Ha, you obviously haven't seen the film. Urban is absolutely terrifying as DREDD, terrifying in a way that Stallone just doesn't have the acting range or intimidating presence to pull of. Really, Urban makes Sly look like a camp joke.





Danbojohnj : "They are all from the Art of Judge Dredd"


Dan, this stuff wasn't in 'Art of Judge Dredd' only some pieces were, a lot of this has been unseen.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/1/2012, 11:55 PM
skidz: "I just don't think this is a comic that's ever going to translate well to any other medium: movies, videogames etc."




Sorry, but it has translated well in the new film. You just need to see it first.
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 9/2/2012, 12:05 AM
@INSTANTJUSTICE
What did you think of the movie?
SkullFace616 - 9/2/2012, 12:20 AM
@INSTANTJUSTICE How did you get to see it already and as a fan of Dredd in the comics, would you say it's faithful? I'm really hoping for this to be something special. :o)
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/2/2012, 12:22 AM
It's brilliant. Urban totally nails the character in a way I don't believe anyone else could. The JUDGES are really the stars of the film and certain scenes with other Judges, and an interrogation scen,e really portray something unique about Dredd as a main character and comic. It's unbelievable how much they've gone with showing Dredd as being a complete unstoppable bastard.

Hollywood couldn't make something like this.
SkullFace616 - 9/2/2012, 12:25 AM
Awesome!!! Now I'm EVEN more excited to watch it!!! Also, I'm very jealous that you got to watch it already!! ;o)
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/2/2012, 12:25 AM
G3n3r4lzZoD9 : "How did you get to see it already and as a fan of Dredd in the comics, would you say it's faithful?"


I was at a private screening in London and yes it's totally faithful. Forget about the modern day cars and any other silly superficial criticisms, they don't even matter and you barely notice them. It's pure Dredd.
SkullFace616 - 9/2/2012, 12:26 AM
100% on Rotten Tomatoes so far...

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dredd_3d/
sameoldthing - 9/2/2012, 1:21 AM
Dredd was based on a Clint Eastwood type when first created so he's supposed to be tall & lean muscular like Urban NOT short & bulky muscular like Stallone.

Urban looks great as Dredd,hope movie works.
Ceejay - 9/2/2012, 2:48 AM
Dredd wasn't based on Clint Eastwood, he was influenced by the Dirty Harry character and Mad Max but not based on the physical properties of either. Dredd is supposed to have some meat on his bones, not flapping about inside his suit like el-weedo! They should have gone with Ray Stevenson.

That said, the despite his physical limitations and costume fail. They got the Helmet right and I have no doubt Karl Can perform the role because he's a decent actor. The camera and the director are just gonna have to go overboard to make him look tougher and bigger than he really is the way the way they did with a 5'10" Arnold Schwarznegger and a 5'9" Sly Stallone. Karl at least has height advantage for the part at 6 foot!
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/2/2012, 2:59 AM
Ceejay: "The camera and the director are just gonna have to go overboard to make him look tougher and bigger than he really is"



Urban's "physical limitations"? No, not really; that toughness comes straight form his performance and his agility. Urban leaves Ray Stevenson's flat and stodgy performance in the ha'penny place and after seeing this film there's no way Stephenson could've done better than Urban, who proves completely that he has the physicality. There's a terrifying interrogation scene that is pretty much driven by Urban's performance.


And Dredd was not based on Mad Max, it's the other way round since Dredd was out a few years beforehand.
dreddhead123 - 9/2/2012, 3:26 AM
"showing Dredd as being a complete unstoppable bastard."

It's important to stress he's not a *complete* bastard. In the recent Dredd 3D MTV featurette John Wagner summed up Judge Dredd:

"He's your greatest *hero* and your greatest *nightmare* wrapped up into one."

If your life is in danger he will help you. If you call on the Judges for help they are legally required to assist you. Judge Dredd is not a Punisher type character. He doesn't act outside the law - he *IS* the law. He follows rules and regulations.

Sure, he can act like a bastard, the Judges are fascist law enforcers upholding a fascist state, but Dredd (and the other Judges) are trying to make Mega-City 1 a safer place. Without the Judges, Mega-City 1 would collapse into anarchy.
Danbojohnj - 9/2/2012, 3:36 AM
@Instant
I knew I have seen most of them but to be honest I've not had that book off my shelf since my eyes were torn out by Slys version.I've got another Sly film book too somewhere,might have seen a few in there too but since I've not had that out either?
What I want is something similar from Garlands Dredd,Jocks art and production pics from the prop department etc.
DetBullock - 9/2/2012, 4:07 AM
@OptimusPrimeTime: because those who hate it read the comic book and found out is as respectful to the Dredd comics as Batman & Robin is to the Batman comics.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/2/2012, 5:40 AM
Danbojohn:"What I want is something similar from Garlands Dredd,Jocks art and production pics from the prop department etc."


Some of that's in the next Megazine.
Danbojohnj - 9/2/2012, 5:45 AM
Nice,ebay here I come.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/2/2012, 7:18 AM
Meat on his bones?

In my opinion Dredd in the movie looks exactly like he looked in the first comic strips. Most of their inspiration has come from those.
Only things that bother me in the new version is the lack of villain known from the comics and the damn bike but otherwise i cant wait to see the movie. :)
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/2/2012, 7:40 AM
Hope it succeeds and we get a sequel with Cursed Earth mutants.

Oh and the people of Megacity should have weared more futuristic looking clothes too.

SLK - 9/2/2012, 9:15 AM
@INSTANTJUSTICE

I don't have to see the movie to say that Urban looks like a frail stick next to Stallone. It's about the looks and physicality, so it doesn't matter how he handled the role. As long as he looks like a dweeb, I don't care about his performance.
ronnie42 - 9/2/2012, 10:44 AM
Can't wait! Really looking forward to this. Just don't do a 'shit resident evil' stunt on us. We all know how that went.

Fingers crossed.
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/2/2012, 2:01 PM
"I don't have to see the movie to say that Urban looks like a frail stick next to Stallone. It's about the looks and physicality, so it doesn't matter how he handled the role. As long as he looks like a dweeb, I don't care about his performance."

LOL

Well each with their own ;)

INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/2/2012, 4:12 PM
SLK: "I don't care about his performance."


Don't watch films then if all you care about are superficialities. Fact is, Urban's more suited to playing Dredd than the miscast Stallone ever could be and he's proven it.
SLK - 9/2/2012, 6:59 PM
@INSTANTJUSTICE

I care about actor's performance if he fits the part at the stage of casting. But Urban is not the case.
sbdc1939 - 9/2/2012, 10:23 PM
ya i think the chick villian will kill this movie. Plus stallones movie wasnt very good he kinda yelled about the law every chance he go. Plus he's rambo or rocky not judge dredd, I will give this new one a chance put i dont think it will do well
INSTANTJUSTICE - 9/3/2012, 1:43 AM
SLK: "I care about actor's performance if he fits the part at the stage of casting. But Urban is not the case."



Urban fits the part exactly. Look at early Dredd from the first 2000AD comics which is the LOOK they've gone for.

He may not fit the interpretation YOU want but he is still DREDD.


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