CGI Pre-Visual Gun Fight Sequence For Judge DREDD Reboot

CGI Pre-Visual Gun Fight Sequence For Judge DREDD Reboot

Spoilers! We keep getting bits and pieces of new footage for Dredd, but each time it comes in an unorthodox manner. This time a visual artist has added a CGI sequence to his showreel featuring Judge Anderson.

I know everyone is clamoring for a trailer, but this will have to do until one surfaces. This is a CGI animator's showreel that features a pre-visual sequence from Pete Travis' Dredd. The clip shows Judge Anderson shooting a perp in slow motion. The sequence is around 20 seconds long, starts at the 30 seconds mark:

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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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NerdyGeek - 6/5/2012, 2:49 PM
Trailer with Prometheus. PLEASE!
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 2:59 PM
Here is the clip on Youtube with new music:
ralfinader - 6/5/2012, 3:00 PM
Uhg.... Hard to believe this comes out this year with the absolute lack of promotion. Dredd ain't so popular they can just say: "Oh yeah, here's a Judge Dredd movie, enjoy!" and expect to make money. I want Judge Dredd at Subway and BurgerKing NOW dammit!
marvel72 - 6/5/2012, 3:02 PM
i need to see the full trailer as soon as.
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 3:02 PM
Official Dredd promo image - I guess it's the poster - out this Friday. *This is official*. Was mentioned on the official Dredd Facebook page by the admin guy who calls himself 'Dredd'.

I think there's a good chance the trailer will be out on Friday too. :)
ralfinader - 6/5/2012, 3:05 PM
Awesome, can't wait! Hoping this one cleans the taste of that last Dredd outta my mouf!
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 3:14 PM
There is different music on the Youtube clip.
ManOfKrypton - 6/5/2012, 3:28 PM
This scene takes place when the drug "Slo-Mo" is in use... it slows time down.
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 3:35 PM
Looks like it's gonna be very R rated. Don't bring your kids to the screening! :P
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 3:42 PM
The lack of promotion could be a sign they're waiting for the right time cos the marketing budget is small or....... the film is a load of poop and they have no great desire to promote it.

That cgi scene looks cool. That's just a demo but there's a lot of detail gone into it. :) I think Dredd may look quite different to the other action films this year so that's one reason to be interested in it. Not too sure about the plot, though. Seems a bit unoriginal but the hardcore R rated action could win over the doubters. :)
ModernAvenger89 - 6/5/2012, 4:09 PM
I remember reading that scene in the script. The finished product will looks cool.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/5/2012, 4:15 PM

Really hope they show the damn trailer soon!
ronnie42 - 6/5/2012, 4:19 PM
Doesn't look barely anything to do with judge dredd movie, looks more like something done in 3ds max or maya
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/5/2012, 4:25 PM
That's why it's called "pre-viz".
dreddhead123 - 6/5/2012, 4:28 PM
Yes, the film is all live action - well, apart from some CGI bits here and there but it's a live action film.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/5/2012, 4:30 PM
Synchronistically, the previous Dredd film in 1995 was the first film to have a dedicated "pre-viz" dept. making 3D animatics.
Ceejay - 6/5/2012, 5:31 PM
Problem with Judge Dredd is that he's not anywhere near as popular outside of the UK as your well known Marvel or DC characters are. No amount of advertising is gonna change that or the fact that most comic characters that are non "Superhero" types or related simply don't hit the big bucks in box office let alone popularity.

Sure there has been exceptions to the rule, (no not Blade or its sequels, they all made way less than 100 million bucks at the box office) like 300 and Men in Black, but 300 was marketed as an R-rated sword flick and had great word of mouth from The prestigious Cannes Film festival behind it. While MIB had superstar Will Smith and marketed purely as a comedy.

Dredd has no A-list headline star involved at any level, no a-list director to headline either, it's R rated so it excludes a lot of the demographic that would be interested in paying to see it but aint old enough to and its being released in the Fall after everyones all movied out from the summer big guns. The biggest grossing film released during the Fall in the last 10 years was Puss in Boots last year with $149 million.. wow.. major league! Also its in 3D and people don't pay extra for 3D unless its a BIG movie they've been hyped up to see for a long time. Dredd aint that! And the rumor that the director has been removed from the editing process very much like what happened with the Stallone version to its director.

What it has got going for it though is a very small budget of $45 million so as long as they don't devote too much cash to marketing, they have an easier target to reach to make profits. Also if they have good merchandise to sell and it proves popular, they stand to make a bigger hit with those sales than the box office so the film can easily get a sequel.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/5/2012, 5:50 PM
Problem with your argument is that you assume Dredd has been produced as a film that will be in competition with big expensive iconic superhero films. You couldn't be more wrong. IM Global produce mid-budget films aimed at a certain market, they are not looking to change that with massive advertising and they haven't tried too.

I don't see Dredd not being as big or popular as Batman as a problem, that's like saying there's only one film market. Most films produced every year don't come from a previously known source material or property, so it doesn't really matter if an audience is familiar with Dredd as a comic character, inversely in the same way it didn't matter for District 9 that it wasn't a previously known property. It's just another film to most people, the same way most people don't read comics and are unfamiliar with most comic characters and how their universes operate. Most people don't even know which characters are DC or Marvel.
Hardshaw - 6/6/2012, 1:11 AM
Script is really good if anyone wants a copy i have it! It's a day in the life of Dredd as he trains his new rookie psi judge Anderson with the city rampant with crime he randomly chooses one of many distress calls only to end up trapped in a city block controlled by the cities most notorious and dangerous drug lords.Although filmed on a small budget it boasts the production team behind District 9 which was also filmed on a low budget but turned out fantastic. It was shown at Cannes to packed cinemas,has the blessing of it's creator and despite costume differences i'd say this one looks to be the only excitement left after the CB blockbuster season?
mob7medina - 6/6/2012, 2:56 AM
Trailer Now please!I'm still holding out faith in this movie,but the stats thus far say otherwise
spenderjgant - 6/6/2012, 12:33 PM
"comic characters that are non "Superhero" types simply don't hit the BIG BUCKS in box office, let alone popularity."


"What it has got going for it though is a VERY SMALL BUDGET of $45 million so ... they have an easier target to reach to make profits"


"Problem with Judge Dredd is that he's not anywhere near as popular outside of the UK as your well known Marvel or DC characters are ... it's R rated so it excludes a lot of the demographic that would be interested in paying to see it"


I don't think your post lists the difficulties facing DREDD, so much as it illustrates the power of the film industry's received wisdom to blinker people to facts they already know and things they should therefore understand.

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