We may not be seeing a 'true' sequel to Dredd anytime soon but perhaps you'll view this ambitious fan film centered around Judge Minty as a symbolic continuation of the war on crime in Mega-City One.

This fan-film from Steven Sterlacchini stars Edmund Dehn as our titular hero and features real life 2000AD comic book artist Greg Staples as Judge Dredd. The production had been making the rounds at various film festivals including The Glasgow Film Festival 2013, The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival 2013 and has forthcoming screenings at the Portland, Oregon Stumptown Comics Fest and Sci-Fi London.

Most of you should know who Judge Dredd is but you may not have any clue about the old man behind the badge that reads Minty. Appearing in 6 issues of John Wagner and Mike McMahon's Judge Dredd comic book series, Minty is an aging Judge who realizes he's slowing down and will likely be gunned down by one of the many perps within the walls of Mega-City One. The twilight peacekeeper decides to take his fate into his own hands and leaves the confines of the city to bring law and order to surrounding nuclear wasteland and its inhabitants.

After years of effort and many thousands of free man-hours, and ahead of the launch of the film for free online, the team behind the not-for-profit Judge Dredd fan film 'Judge Minty' have released a new trailer.

The short film starring Edmund Dehn and Dredd artist Greg Staples has been touring festivals since its debut last year.

Produced by fans in their own time and for free, the film is based on a character from the early days of Judge Dredd and follows Judge Minty as he takes the 'Long Walk' into the irradiated wastelands of the Cursed Earth.

DVD copies will not available but 'Judge Minty' will be available to watch online for free via YouTube and Vimeo around April/May.

The fans behind 'Judge Minty', Steven Sterlacchini and Steve Green, said: "It was tricky picking what to include and what to keep back, as it's not a three-hour epic, and wanted to keep some surprises rather than trailer it do death. We've been refining shots since it premiered at the Thought Bubble convention last year, so there will be slight changes as well as a new credits sequence (some of which can be seen in the trailer). We hope people enjoy it, and like to thank fans, creators and Rebellion for being supportive while we've been making this film."

Judge Minty is a NOT FOR PROFIT FAN FILM, shown with the kind permission of 2000 AD and Rebellion Judge Dredd® is a registered trademark, © Rebellion A/S®, All rights reserved.

Judge Dredd is the Creation of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
Judge Minty is the creation of John Wagner and Mick McMahon.

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