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2000 AD has featured Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Strontium Dog and hundreds of other characters since 1977.
LATEST 2000 AD PUBLICATIONS
DREDD MOVIE LATEST
Title: DREDD / DREDD 3D
Release: September 21, 2012
Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
Writer: Alex Garland
Director: Pete Travis
Director of Photography: Anthony Dod Mantle
Casting Director: Kate Dowd
Producers: Andrew McDonald, Allon Reich, Alex Garland
Executive Producer: Adi Shankar
Co-Producer (South Africa): Michael S Murphey of Kalahari Pictures
Co-Producers: Jason Kingsley, Chris Kingsley
Co-executive Producer: Michael Elson
Production Company: DNA Films
Finance: Reliance Big Entertainment, IM Global
Conceptual Art: Jock
Official facebook group:http://www.facebook.com/dreddthemovie
Judge Dredd — Karl Urban
Cassandra Anderson — Olivia Thirlby
Madeline 'Ma-Ma' Madrigal — Lena Headey
"Dredd takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip."
Pre-Production Artist: Jock "adapting the script into shots + visuals, and a few concepts... workin on vehicle design... i'm drawing quite a few heads being blown off today"
John Wagner, Dredd's co-creator and main writer throughout the thirty-three year history of the character, has seen the script, and has said "it’s high-octane, edge of the seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie," and a "high-octane slay ride through the dark underbelly of a vast futuristic city.
- There is no connection to the 1995 film. It is not a remake or a sequel.
- No production art has been made public.
- The initial script was written prior to May 2009.
- It has been filmed in native 3D.
- Altered States VFX company has been working on the film's designs since July.
- Primary filming began in November 2010 at the new Cape Town Film Studios and was completed in February 2011.
FIRESTEP AND IMPOSSIBLE PICTURES TO DEVELOP FULL MOTION COMIC
Impossible Pictures animation subsidiary Firestep have announced plans to develop full motion comics in collaboration with Rebellion, Europe’s No.1 independent games developer.
Rebellion are rights holders of 2000AD, Britain’s multi-award winning sci-fi comic that has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since it’s first publication in 1977.
Best known as the home of Judge Dredd, 2000AD has created hundreds of memorable comic-book characters including Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock, ABC Warriors, Strontium Dog and many more.
Whilst the international appeal of these characters has been proven through comic book publishing and various merchandising deals including movies, computer games and action figures; this will be the first time any of these iconic characters has been brought to a TV audience.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and creative director of rebellion says “We are delighted to be working with Firestep in this way. Whilst we are at the top of our field in developing computer games and in comics publishing, Impossible & Firestep are at the top of theirs in TV production where they have an enviable level of success, expertise and experience. We sincerely hope that we can create a new generation of fans for 2000 AD’s iconic characters and make great TV too”
The innovative concept of a full motion comic is also a first and aims to bring 2000AD to a broader, younger audience whilst still engaging its core fan base.
Firestep’s Steve Maher says “We have an enviable creative challenge ahead of us in translating the extraordinarily diverse visual and narrative worlds of the 2000AD originals into animation. Beyond that we also want to structure the series in a way that mirrors the comic book- several short fully animated TV episodes of ongoing adventures, each starring a different 2000AD hero, each contained within a single show – a full motion comic.”
Impossible Pictures & Firestep MD Jonathan Drake adds “We are aiming to have something to whet appetites in time for Comic-Con this year. Step one is about selecting properties that can chime with a whole new generation whilst satisfying existing fans.”
This press release was originally posted on the 2000 AD Forum
PRESS RELEASE FROM REBELLION 19 DECEMBER, 2008
Rebellion and 2000 AD are proud to announce that Judge Dredd is coming to a cinema near you soon!
Together with DNA Films, the movie production company behind such great sci-fi movies such as Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later, Judge Dredd will go into production in 2009.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director said, ‘We can’t give away too many details at this point, but we’re looking forward to working with DNA Films to bring Judge Dredd back to the big screen.’
We’ll keep you up to date with breaking news as it happens!
This press release was originally posted on the 2000 AD Forum.
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