Back when cheese was the only flavour comic book adaptations came in, Judge Dredd was the Limburger of the genre.
A distopian future where the legal system was streamlined to have battle hardened Judges instead of cops. Law enforcers who could arrest, try and instantly pass judgement in the streets (which usually meant being shot down) It is an interesting comic book, and a fun read. But the film adaptation had only the basic concept in common with its source material.
There is an attempt to get a remake done with writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later) and Jock, the single named artist for The Losers comic book laying out the proposed visuals, this might just happen. Just to make sure they were on the right track, they had the creator of Judge Dredd -John Wagner- check on their progress.
Get The Big Picture quotes Wagner:
“I have read the script and seen Jock’s visuals,” Wagner told 2006 Ad Review. “While I can’t go into detail about the content I can say that it’s high-octane, edge-of-the-seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie.”
Now there is a novel idea! Have the comic’s creator check in on the progress you have done on the adaptation of his work. What a concept!
Too bad they couldnt do that with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (Alan Moore the film hating hermit genius wrote it) The comic was incredible and that film was just embarassing.
But if this does get off the ground, it sounds like it would be serving more to the original fans of the series, though it has a small cult following, but at least if we see another Dredd film, it can’t be worse than Stallone’s version.