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A real-life Judge Dredd / Mega-City experience opening in London in 2021

(Image credit: Cam Kennedy (Rebellion))

In 2021, one section of real-life London will be transformed into the dark, neo-future London of 2000 AD's Judge Dredd. Welcome (in advance) to Brit-Cit.

London's Crystal Maze LIVE Experience has announced plans for a new attraction titled Judge Dredd Uprising: The LIVE Experience. Scheduled to launch in spring 2021, the attraction will include five zones, a laser-tag combat era, and more.

Here's concept art for the attraction:

"The world of Judge Dredd is the greatest imaginative universe to come out of British comics and we’re proud to bring it to ever-wider audiences," said Rebellion chief executive officer Jason Kingsley OBE in the announcement. "Every reader has dreamed of setting foot in a Mega-City, and with Judge Dredd Uprising: The LIVE Experience they can do just that..."

While Judge Dredd is best-known to prowl the streets of Mega-City One (situation on the eastern coast of North America), most of this attraction will be based in London - Brit-Cit in the comics - to include Piccadilly Circus, the New Old Bailey, but also a section to include the Cursed Earth.

"In the sprawling megalopolis Brit-Cit, the post-nuclear London of the future, all manner of characters roam the streets," reads the description of the attraction. "But Judge Dredd, has discovered a terrible plot and you and your merry gang of chancers are the city’s only hope!"

The chief executive officer of Little Lion, which operates the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, describes this new Judge Dredd attraction as "part comic book, part sci-fi film, part immersive theater, part escape room, part action-adventure and part indoor theme park… all wrapped into one."

Chris Arrant
Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)