It was bound to happen eventually, and rather than let some paparazzi or cell phone photographer get the snap, the team making the new Judge Dredd movie have turned the duty of distributing the first picture of Karl Urban as the titular lawman over to comic legend (and the film’s concept artist) Jock, who hit The Twitters with the image below.
As you can see, Urban’s outfit borrows a lot from the 2000AD comic’s look for Dredd (particularly the helmet, which we’re told he won’t remove).
Peter Travis is shooting Dredd right now in South Africa, and finds the iconic Street Judge trapped in a particularly nasty tower in Mega City One with new recruit Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) facing a load of the city’s toughest criminals. We’re promised a dark, gritty 3D take that has a script by Alex Garland.
While it doesn’t have a set release date yet, expect this one to deliver justice in 2012. Hat tip, by the way, to Bleeding Cool for spotting the pic.