'Judge Dredd' is getting the remake treatment

Tbd-judgedredd051310 While Sylvester Stallone grunting "I AM THE LAW!" in 1995's Judge Dredd made for an awesome pop-cultural touchstone for us and countless others, we can't go so far as to say the movie was good. So now they're remaking it; Will The Juice* finally reverse its stance against remakes? Don't bet on it.

ComicBook.com clues us in that DNA Films and India's Reliance Big Entertainment are rethinking the U.K. comic classic, since the movie wasn't received well by fans. As good news, 28 Days Later scribe Alex Garland is set to pen the script, while Pete Travis will be the director. No cast has been announced, but the hope is to shop the flick at Cannes one year.

As to whether this is a coulda or a shoulda, we have to point out that Dredd is a angry hulk of a man who mumbles and shoots at people a lot, so Stallone may have been the best possible choice ever. In that case, why even bother remaking it? Even Max von Sydow couldn't class that mess up.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:31am]

    

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