New DREDD poster and film stills arrive

DREDD style judgement is coming and it’s going to get ugly, the Mega City One judge is making a return to the big screen and he’s ready for everything the world can throw at him. We have the newest poster and some cool stills from the movie to pass along while we wait for the September release of the film. Also for those who have missed out, check below for the full press release synopsis to see where this is all going.
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Synopsis:
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 endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

Release date: September 21, 2012

Judge Dredd and the Dark Knight return this December from DC

DC and 2000 AD are pairing up for a special collection for fans of the Dredd / Batman crossover of the 90’s, even if you weren’t a fan or familiar with the books then, it’s still a great opportunity. The stories written by Alan Grant and John Wagner showcase some great art from talent like Simon Bisley, Cam Kennedy and more. As a bonus, the crossover will come in a hardcover and get a digital release domestically and across the UK and Ireland.

Notable inclusions to The Batman / Judge Dredd Collection:

  • Judgement on Gotham
  • Vendetta in Gotham
  • The Ultimate Riddle
  • Die Laughing
  • Lobo / Judge Dredd

December is a while off and it gives fans plenty of time to debate if they pick it up on hardcover or just download it for super portability. DC should have more info rolling out on this in the future as we close in on the release.