Back in the 80s and 90s, Stallone was untouchable. No matter how bad a movie was that he did, people seemed to forgive him. In time some distance from his cheesefest of action films that littered his career and the stinkiest of his appearances was in the post apocalyptic comic adaptation Judge Dredd.
Well that painful eyesore will get a chance at redemption as a remake is underway at the pen of Alex Garland
Sunshine and 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland is working on a new update to Judge Dredd. Yes, a remake of the 1995 Danny Cannon directed film starring Sylvester Stallone.
I seem to have some memory of liking Judge Dredd. At least the idea of a police force that could arrest, judge and pass sentence in a harsh world of injustice.
But the movie was terrible. Truly. And not in that “so bad its good” kind of terrible. Just the terrible kind.
I hope that the adaptation struggles in the right direction and we get an adaptation worthy of our thwarted memories of how cool the comic character was.