"No less a critic than C. S. Lewis has described the ravenous addiction that these magazines inspired; the same phenomenon has led me to call science fiction the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug." Arthur C. Clarke

Top 10 Sci-Fi Films of 2012 #8: DREDD

Dredd, to be released on September 21, is another remake (like Total Recall) of a 1990’s film, this time Judge Dredd, the popular futuristic comic book drama starring Sylvester Stallone, made in 1995.  Dredd stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, along with Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, and is directed by Pete Travis.

The plot is unrelated to the original 1995 film.  This new version takes place in Mega-City One, where Dredd and a cadet (Thirlby) take on a terrorist organization (led by Headey) dealing a new drug called Slo-Mo that is capable of altering reality.

As corny (yet awesome) as the 1995 version was, this one should be much better.  I will certainly see it when it comes out and update on how it was.

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

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