Judge Dredd Does Cannes
As numerous outlets are reporting a new Judge Dredd movie is being shopped around Cannes. The movie is rumored to be in 3D. From Deadline:
Andrew Macdonald’s DNA Films has made a deal with India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance Judge Dredd, a 3D film that was scripted by Alex Garland, and will be directed by Pete Travis, best known for Vantage Point and Omagh. The film will be shopped at (Cannes Film Festival) by IM Global, in the first collaboration since Reliance bought a majority stake in Stuart Ford’s foreign sales company.
While Judge Dredd is perhaps best remembered for the forgettable 1995 action film that starred Sylvester Stallone, Macdonald went back to the franchise’s DNA to completely overhaul the film and bring it back to its origins as the UK comic created by John Wagner and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra. Dredd is set in a futuristic world filled with violence, and the character is empowered to act as judge, jury and executioner.
The budget’s under $50 million, I’m told. This is the kind of project that you would normally find at a studio. This one looked like it would be done under DNA’s deal at Fox, but that deal’s going away, and Fox let this one loose.
We don’t care so much about a new Dredd film being made as this image associated with it from an old friend of ours Tim Bradstreet (we met Tim many years ago at Gen Con). We’re huge fans of his art, and felt like it was a good chance to pimp out some nice Bradstreet art.