In 1995, the 2000 A.D. anti-hero Judge Dredd was brought to the big screen in the form of Sylvester Stallone, and it bombed pretty badly after being trashed by critics. It was generally known to be one of the worst comic book adaptations in a decade rife with them.
Roughly two months ago, it was announced that 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland was tackling the screenplay for another attempt at a Dredd movie for DNA Films, and over the weekend, comic artist Mark Simpson who draws under the pen name “Jock” mentioned the fact that he had a meeting to talk about the Judge Dredd movie on Monday. i.e. today. (Writer Andy Diggle may also be involved with this meeting, although he’s being slightly more coy about it if so.)
Our British readers will realize that Jock drew Judge Dredd in “2000 AD” for a number of years, working with writer Andy Diggle before the two of them kicked off the DC/Vertigo relaunch of The Losers, which some may be aware is being turned into a movie directed by Sylvain White next April.
After seeing Jock’s mention on Twitter, we did a bit of digging around and found that Comic Book Movie had posted some pretty cool concept art from the artist which you can drool over here.
As of yet, no director has been announced, but who knows? Maybe Jock will announce it on his Twitter feed after having this meeting. Let the speculation begin…
Source: Twitter.com, ComicBookMovie.com