Why Dredd Showing His Face Makes Karl Urban "Puke In His Popcorn"
Urban assures us that we are in for a comic faithful interpretation of ol stoney face. The Kiwi actor also lets us know just how passionate he is about the Judge keeping that helmet on..
We haven't heard a peep from Dredd in a while. A few official pics aside, no footage or teaser trailer have been screened as was expected at some of the various cons and expos that have taken place recently. But Judge Dredd himself Karl Urban is keeping interest alive.
Speaking to Total Film Urban describes Pete Travis' (Vantage Point) Dredd as a "set up film. A day in the Judge's life as he puts rookie Anderson through her paces". He then goes on to talk about how the character in the comics never reveals his face, something ignored by the wretched Stallone movie back in 1995.
"If anyone if familiar with Dredd, over the years there are many times when he removes his helmet but you never fully see his face. This was a construct by the creators because he represents a faceless system of justice and law."
I say this hypothetically. If I went to a movie called Judge Dredd and the lead actor at one point took of his helmet so we could see his full face I would just puke in my popcorn because that's not Dredd. He is mysterious and enigmatic. We're doing it right, it's gonna be harder, grittier and above all faithful to the comic. It's gonna kick ass."
Dredd is written by Alex Garland (Sunshine) and also stars Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and Game Of Thrones' Lena Heady as the villain, Madeline "Ma Ma" Madrigal.
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