Cheesy one liners, gratuitous slow motion and more bullets than a munitions factory. That’s right, the first trailer for the Judge Dredd film reboot is here, and it’s everything you want in an action heavy thrillfest.
Dredd tells the story of a gritty future where a city has been turned into a violent wasteland by a new drug called SLO-MO that makes the user feel like time is running at one per cent of its normal speed.
No Stallone to lay down the law this time around, instead we have Karl Urban and boy does he need a lozenge. You may remember him from such films as the 2009 Star Trek reboot, The Bourne Supremacy and The Lord Of The Rings sequels.
The villain in this twisted world of slow motion catchphrases is Ma-Ma, played by Lena Heady of Game of Thrones-fame. Imagine if Queen Cersei was less into incest and sheer self-interest and more into evil world domination in a post-apocalyptic future, and you’re there.
The director’s most notable credit includes the repetitive crime thriller, Vantage Point, and the writer brought us the London zombie epic 28 Weeks Later.