Karl Urban has previously talked about his interest in taking on the title role in the next Judge Dredd movie adaptation, and now it has been confirmed that Karl is the new Dredd. More details on that movie below, plus video from a new interview with Karl where recalls his favorite moment on the set of Star Trek .
Urban confirmed for new gritty Judge Dredd
Around Comic Con Karl Urban said he was seriously considering taking on the title role for the new Judge Dredd movie, and now the producers have confirmed with Empire Magazine that Urban is on board and the film will shoot in Johannesburg South Africa with director Pete Travis. Producer Andew MacDonald also described how this time it will be different than the 1995 Judge Dredd film headed by Sylvester Stallone:
The main thing about Dredd is that it’s a fantastic comic that was completely messed up 20 years ago. Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real.
Urban is the new Dredd
Karl on JJ Abrams directing Leonard Nimoy
Karl Urban was the first guest on for the new New Zealand talk show Real Late With Kate. The actor talked about preferring to live in New Zealand and his various roles, including Star Trek. He recalled his favorite moment on Star Trek, seeing Leonard Nimoy as Spock and told a funny story about JJ Abrams "attempt to direct" Nimoy. Watch that below (Trek stuff starts around 3:25).
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