First Official Image of Karl Urban in DREDD

     July 17, 2011

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We’ve seen a glimpse of Karl Urban as Judge Dredd in Dredd but now an official image has gone online.  Like the previous image, he looks like the comic book character.  The real question is whether or not this re-adaptation can convince audiences—or at least audiences who still remember—that this is not going to be like the atrocious 1995 Sylvester Stallone film.  We’ve heard that this one will be far more faithful the comic and that Urban will never remove his helmet in the movie.

Hit the jump to check out the image and click here for Steve’s recent interview with Urban where he spoke about the film.  Dredd also stars  Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey.

Image via Bleeding Cool.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Dredd:

DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

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