Dredd gets a badass new poster

Dredd has released a brand new poster ahead of its release later in the year, and we have to admit, it’s one of the best one-sheets we’ve seen in quite some time.

Featuring Karl Urban’s futuristic law-enforcer shrouded in darkness, all the traditional Judge Dredd visual cues are present and correct, from the helmet to the badge to a big old gun, while the prevailing gloom lends an air of real menace to proceedings.

“Judgment is coming” snarls the ominous tagline, a slogan indicative of director Pete Travis’s intention to take the story back to the gritty, blood-stained roots of the comic-books, in contrast with the cartoonish Sly Stallone version.

Dredd will see the Judge clashing with terrorist leader Ma-Ma (Lena Headey), when her cell floods Mega-City One with the reality-altering drug Slo-Mo. He’ll be ably assisted by Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities courtesy of a genetic mutation in her brain.

Dredd will open in the UK on 7 September 2012. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes upon the stylish new poster, below...

George Wales

George was once GamesRadar's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it. But now he's working at Stylist Magazine.