2000 AD has announced that its most popular character, Judge Dredd, will return to the big screen.
According to the British publisher, the film has been green-lit and will go into production in 2009 with DNA Films, the company that worked on Sunshine and 28 Weeks Later. There is no word yet on casting.
In the release, CEO and Creative Director Jason Kingsley 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.”
Hopefully (and almost assuredly), this film will eclipse the last time Dredd hit the silver screen, in the 1995 Sylvester Stallone film. The almost universally-reviled film does have one amusing line, perhaps due to Stallone’s unique acting abilities.