Wagner approves of Potential Judge Dredd Remake

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.

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17 thoughts on “Wagner approves of Potential Judge Dredd Remake

  1. “You’ve been judged”

    I kinda liked the old one in a Campy sort of way…
    but always confuse it with Demolition man..

    was Sandra bullock and Rob Schieder in this one?

  2. Ooo! Ooo!

    A ‘gritty’ and ‘dark’ film based on a comic book. What an amazing idea!

    Now, I don’t mean to be a troll, but, c’mon people. Gritty/dark comic films were played out by the time they made Daredevil.

    How can geeks be both impossible-to-please and yet so damned easy-to-please at the same time.

    1. I’m no fanboy. But given the source material, at least they close to that tone. Even when the story deviate abit from it. Let put the example of obvious. What if someone create a movie based from Hannibal character but slapped PG13 rating on it with less blood in it? I’m sure i’ll hear cry foul from every corner. The same with comic book movie.

  3. It was too lightweight the first one, I think even Stallone was disapointed. I think a Dredd movie should be like vehoevens RoboCop movie, ultra-violent, tough and with a wry sense of humour.

    Statham isnt too bad a choice, its needs someone with a strong jaw and a scowl. Also, dont show his face, V for Vendetta has shown that this can work.

  4. I love the first one! It got screwed at the box office by the MPAA slapping it with an R rating, even though it definitely didn’t deserve it. I think it is a quality film, with an awesome performance by Armand Assante.

  5. The first film was actually just fine, even considering Schneider…until Stallone took his helmet off and never put it back on. Unfortunately that was fairly early in the film. Ego at work for you, and it ruined the movie.

  6. I hope they’ll make a grittier and a more serious “Batman Begins”-type Judge Dredd movie than that abysmal Sylvester Stallone starrer in 1995. That version of Judge Dredd was a jokey interpretation.
    I’d like to see Jason Statham play Dredd. What do u guys think? Who should be cast as Dredd?

  7. I actually liked Judge Dredd (the movie). Just like how i liked Batman (1999).

    However, I would love to see it revisited or remade. There is certainly a good story that could be told in a more gritty way.

  8. Hijacking a government service droid 5yrs how do you plead

    Not Guilty

    I knew you’d say that

    but they were killing each other in there where did you want me to go?

    You could have gone out the window

    Its five stories high that’s suicide

    Yes…but it would have been Legal, Take him away


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