Will Karl Urban Play Judge Dredd?

After flexing his geek muscles in Star Trek, Karl Urban is on the up and up after Bleeding Cool confirmed that the actor is in talks to play Judge Dredd in an upcoming remake.

Urban will don the helmet made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the 1995 action flick which was based on the comic book character of the same name. The thing is, Dredd was famous for not taking off his helmet so all we’re going to see of Urban’s pretty little face is his chin, but we’ll take what we can get.

British director Pete Travis will helm the project with Alex Garland will write the script. Garland seems to be the go-to guy when it comes to dystopian cinema as he recently signed on to pen the Logan’s Run reboot script.

We wouldn’t be surprised if an announcement is made at some point during the San Diego Comic Con which starts today. If Urban does get the gig then it’s a giant step forward for the actor who has been slowly proving himself in geek circles with Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Riddick as well as the upcoming Priest and Red.

Karl Urban straddling a lawmaster motorbike? Yes, please.


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