Director Pete Travis Off DREDD
Even though the movie is now in post production, the director of the Judge Dredd reboot has been asked to step away from any further involvement. Click for the details..
Well this may explain the lack of any footage or real promotion for Dredd which we were expecting to see quite a while ago. Word is that the director of the movie, who has already shot it, has been asked to leave the editing and post production to others.
From The LA Times..
Although he completed shooting the picture earlier this year, Travis has not been involved in the current editing phase of the movie, after creative disagreements with producers and executives in charge of the film reached a boiling point, said three people with knowledge of the production who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about the situation publicly. Instead, the editing room is now being run by a writer-producer on the film, the screenwriter Alex Garland, the people said.
Apparently Garland may now seek a co-director credit on the movie too since he has done the lions share of the work since Travis left the project. Details on exactly why Travis was asked to step away are sketchy but according to the LA Times it was "when Travis and producers and executives in charge of the production did not see eye-to-eye on footage Travis was delivering". The blog also mentions that re-shoots are a possibility. This type of thing is rare, but not unheard of. Lets just hope that we still get a good movie out of all of it.
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