Director Pete Travis and writer-producer Alex Garland have issued a statement over the situation surrounding Dredd.
On Friday 24 Frames | LA Times reported that Travis had reportedly been locked out of the editing of the film — which he finished shooting earlier this year — and Garland was now overseeing the editing. The two have released a joint statement hoping to clarify the matter:
“During all stages of the filmmaking, ‘Dredd’ has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties. From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit. We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year.”
Dredd is scheduled to hit theaters on September 21, 2012.