'Dredd' trailer premieres: 2000AD's antihero returns - video
Published Jun 21 2012, 18:00 BST | By Simon Reynolds Dredd
has premiered its first trailer online.
Based on the 2000AD comic book antihero Judge Dredd, the action-thriller sees Lord of the Rings
star Karl Urban
take on the lead role.
The story takes place in Mega-City One where Dredd teams up with a new recruit to take down a terrorist organisation selling a mind-altering drug called Slo-Mo.Dredd
's supporting cast includes Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson, with Lena Headey (Game of Thrones
) starring as villain Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal.
Judge Dredd creator John Wagner has confirmed that the character will not remove his helmet throughout the film
, in keeping with the traditions of the comic.Dredd
will open in UK cinemas on September 7 and the US on September 21.