IGN has recently spoken to Karl Urban who is currently promoting his new film ‘Red’ about the status of the previously announced Judge Dredd film. Urban told IGN that the script is strong and things are on track in terms of casting, Pete Travis is still attached to direct and they expect to start shooting in about two months.
With the filming scheduled to begin in that time frame we should see some more casting news very soon. It sounds as though the film is going for a more gritty, edgy, violent film than the previous release (starring Sylvester Stallone), this seems to be a popular trend in movies at the moment and for a character like Judge Dredd, its seems the most appropriate direction to take given the source material.
You can read the full comments at the link above, Karl Urban will next appear in the film ‘Red’ which is due to be released on the 28th October, in the mean time have a look at the trailer here.