Its Official: Karl Urban Is Judge Dredd

And he won’t be taking his helmet off…

In this year's second least surprising movie announcement (after Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers ) the producers of the Judge Dredd movie have confirmed to Empire that Karl ( Star Trek , The Lord Of The Rings ) Urban will be playing the man in the helmet.

Which may have been a major scoop except that Urban seemed happy to reveal that fact to anybody who asked at Comic-Con.

Still, it's nice to have it confirmed. And producer Andrew Macdonald also gives this fan-pleasing comment: “He’s not going to take off his helmet.”

The exceptionally busy Urban can also seen the upcoming comic adaptations, RED and Priest .