DNA Films has made a deal with India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and IM Global to finance a 3D Judge Dredd movie (with a budget rumored in the $50M range). The script was written by Alex Garland (“28 Days Later”) and the film will be directed by Pete Travis (“Vantage Point”). The next step is distribution which Deadline reports IM Global will shop at Cannes:
The film will be shopped at the festival by IM Global, in the first collaboration since Reliance bought a majority stake in Stuart Ford’s foreign sales company. While Judge Dredd is perhaps best remembered for the forgettable 1995 action film that starred Sylvester Stallone, Macdonald went back to the franchise’s DNA to completely overhaul the film and bring it back to its origins as the UK comic created by John Wagner and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra. Dredd is set in a futuristic world filled with violence, and the character is empowered to act as judge, jury and executioner.