The 'Judge Dredd' TV Show is Still At Least Two Years Away

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 9:35PM
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 9:35PM
The 'Judge Dredd' TV Show is Still At Least Two Years Away
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Considering how awesome Dredd was - and we mean the 2012 movie starring Star Trek's Karl Urban and Game of Thrones' Lena Headey, not the terrible Stallone film from the 90s - it's a shame that almost nobody saw it. So hopefully the recently announced Judge Dredd: Mega City One show will fare better.

Unfortunately, that show might not reach any screens for some time. When 2000 AD (the comic book where Judge Dredd first appeared) announced Mega City One with independent studio IM Global, the project was still early in development, and it sounds like there's still quite a lot to be done. Speaking to SFX Magazine, producer Jason Kingsley estimated that the show was probably two years away, although that number's not set in stone:

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"Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard. My best guess is that it's at least two years away. But we're so early in the process that things could happen a bit faster, or much more slowly."
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But in better news, the premise sounds great based on what we've heard. Leaning more towards the deadpan, self-satirizing ultraviolence in Dredd than the unintended cheesiness of the 90s movie, Kingsley believes the finished product will cover all sorts of genres inside its oppressive, futuristic city. Specifically, it'll mix "dark fantasy" with other serious and less serious tones:

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"Dark fantasy elements are one area that would be great to explore. The show will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted. It's a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell."
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For those unfamiliar with the character, Judge Dredd is a police officer working the beat in a brutally oppressive society called Mega-City One. An anti-hero by most definitions of the word, Dredd is allowed to play judge, jury, and executioner when he's making arrests, sometimes within the space of just a few moments.

If that sort of violent sci-fi series sounds appealing to you, then you'll be in luck in two years. Hopefully less, but we'll keep you updated.
 
Via: ComicBook.com
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