“Where are the Judge Dredd fan films,” you may ask yourself. The wait is over. There’s a production in place to bring the world of Dredd to life. Hopefully it will get the bad taste of that terrible 1995 version starring Sylvester Stallone out of our mouths. According to the official BLOG the film will be based on Judge Minty, a character created by John Wagner and Mick McMahon. An aging Judge who is forced to ‘retire’ from the streets, mainly it seems because he has become too compassionate. He chooses to take ‘The Long Walk’ into the Cursed Earth, there “to take law to the lawless”. The film will be based around his first experiences in the radioactive wastes.
Steven Sterlacchini is the man making it happen. The film began shooting in December 2009 at the Magna Science Museum in Rotherham, United Kingdom. Edmund Dehn has been cast in the lead role of Minty. There is indeed an appearance by the Dredd man himself portrayed by Dredd artist Greg Staples. That’s enough to get any Fanboy’s heart pumping. The release date has not been set, but this is one film the Follies is going to be keeping an extra close eye on.