Dredd gets its villain
Lena Headey is heading to Mega City One, to do battle with Judge Dredd…
Given the number of characters in 2000AD we'd like to see a movie made of, we're hopeful for a number of reasons that the second attempt to bring Judge Dredd to the big screen is successful. Is it any coincidence, we wonder, that the best 2000AD-based videogame was based on Rogue Trooper, rather than some of the higher profile strips in the comic?
Anyway, the new Dredd is currently in production, with a script from Alex Garland and direction from Pete Travis. And while it's been known for a while that Karl Urban is playing Mega City One's most infamous law enforcer, it's been unclear thus far who he'll be doing battle with.
But now we know. JudgeDreddMovieNews.com broke the story that Lena Headey was being lined up to play Madeline Madrigal (also known as Ma-Ma) in the new film, and that's now been confirmed. Olivia Thirlby is also in the film's cast.
Dredd is currently shooting in South Africa, and while a formal release date hasn't been announced, we'd expect to see something of it before the end of the year.
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