Above is the trailer for the upcoming Judge Dredd remake called simply Dredd. And I must say, it’s definitely looking better than Ol’ Sly Stallone’s 90s version.
If you are unfamiliar with either the 1990s movie or the comic, Judge Dredd is set in a future where nuclear war has completely decimated the surface of the earth. The happy few humans that haven’t been horribly mutated by the excess radiation are crammed into any one of several Megacities.
With all that humanity in one place one can only imagine what kind of shenanigans criminals get into, which is why the police officer equivalent is at once the cop, judge, jury, and executioner, known simply as a Judge. Needless to say you don’t get caught committing the same crime twice.
I’ve always felt that Judge Dredd was one of the paths you could take Sci-Fi crime along after it really got started with Blade Runner. I’m eager to see where they take it in this version.