It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Judge Dredd. Game of Thrones star Lena Headey breaks a pretty long Dredd silence and talks about her character. We’ve also got a few images from the film. This is the real first look we’ve had of Headey’s character, and she talks a little about her role and the tone of the film.
This incarnation of Judge Dredd will be a hard R rating, 3D take on the comic book that is more faithful to the source than the Sly Stallone version in the early 90s. Karl Urban plays Dredd and Olivia Thirlby plays his partner, a new recruit with psychic powers. They team up to take on Ma-Ma (Heady’s character), the head of a drug gang that deals a “reality-altering narcots known as SLO-MO.” Ma-Ma is head of an apartment block called Peach Trees, where most of the action takes place. It will be gritty, dark, and very violent.
The world feels really British, and I don’t know if that’s because it’s so dirty and dark. And it’s…violent. Just in terms of gunplay, they’re not afraid to show blood and gunshot wounds. And it’s set up in this concrete sort of shanty town — it’s shanty but they’re blocks — concrete favelas.
Ma-Ma was originally supposed to be an older woman, Heady reportedly won over the director with her take on the character.
She’s a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business. And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.
Dredd will be dropping into theaters on September 21st.
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