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DNA Films, IM Global, Reliance Big Entertainment, Reliance Big Pictures' Futuristic Sci-Fi Action directed by Pete Travis starring Karl Urban "Judge Dredd", Olivia Thirlby "Anderson", Lena Headey "Ma-Ma", Wood Harris "Kay", Langley Kirkwood "Judge Lex", Junior Singo "Amos", Luke Tyler "Freel", Jason Cope "Zwirner", Domnhall Gleeson "Clan Techie", Warrick Grier "Caleb". Screenplay by: Alex Garland. Created by: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Produced by: Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Alex Garland. Executive Producers: Deepak Nayar, Stuart Ford, Adi Shankar. Director of Photography: Anthony Dod Mantle BSC DFF. Music by: Paul Leonard-Morgan. Costume Designers: Michael O’Connor, Diana Cilliers. RELEASE DATE: 21 SEPTEMBER 2012 (USA)
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DREDD 3D DNA Films, IM Global, Reliance Big Entertainment, Reliance Big Pictures' Futuristic Sci-Fi Action directed by Pete Travis starring Karl Urban.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS: PETE TRAVIS ’ (Director) first studio film, “Vantage Point,” starring Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox and Sigourney Weaver opened in the United States in February 2008 as the number one spot at the box office. His next film, “Endgame” starring Chiwetel Elijor, Johnny Lee Miller and William Hurt premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grierson Award for Best Drama Documentary in 2010. “Endgame” was also nominated for Outstanding Made for TV Movie Emmy® Nomination 2010 and nominated for an RTS Award for Best Single Drama. Travis’ earlier film, “Omagh,” produced and co-written by Paul Greengrass, premiered at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival and was the winner of the Discovery Award. “Omagh” also won the Best Film award at the Irish Film and TV Awards and was Best Single Drama award winner at the BAFTA’s in 2005. His TV work includes: Peter Morgan's “Henry VIII” for Granada Television starring Ray Winstone, which won the International Emmy® Award for TV Movie, and also for ITV Peter Morgan's “The Jury” starring Gerard Butler and Mark Strong. Pete has recently completed “Falcon for Sky Atlantic” based on Robert Wilson's bestselling crime novel starring Marton Csokas and Hayley Atwell. Long-time fan of ‘Judge Dredd’ and “2000 AD,” ALEX GARLAND (Screenplay) wrote the script for the film only after he had received approval from ‘Judge Dredd’ creator, John Wagner. Garland’s first novel, the cult-hit, “The Beach” was made into a film by Danny Boyle, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. His second novel, “The Tesseract,” was also made into a film starring Jonathon Rhys Meyers. Garland’s partnership with Danny Boyle continued when he wrote the screenplay for “28 Days Later” starring Cillian Murphy, which was produced by DNA Films. He went on to write “Sunshine,” which Boyle directed and produced by DNA Films, and later served as Executive Producer on “28 Weeks Later” – the sequel to “28 Days Later.” Garland continued his successful partnership with DNA Films when he wrote the screenplay for “Never Let Me Go,” based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Garland also served as a producer on the film.
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Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) in DREDD 3D.
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Making Dredd: With a cast each ready to take their intense characters into the most blood-curdling situations, the next step was to bring Judge Dredd’s world fully to life. It was important to all the filmmakers to have Mega City One feel not like a sci-fi abstraction but like a living city – a seething city lit by menace, fear and the constant threat of violence. To add a new twist to the stylish grit, they made the choice to shoot DREDD in 3D. Andrew Macdonald brought in the legendary and maverick cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle whom he’d worked with before on THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND and 28 DAYS LATER to tackle the format for the first time in his career. Dod Mantle won an Oscar® and virtually every other professional accolade for his work on Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE where he captured life in the dense, fast moving Mumbai slums with an on-the-fly urgency. Macdonald wondered what would happen if the cinematographer merged that kind of immediate, dynamic style with 3D. “We wanted to do something interesting with the 3D,” says Macdonald, “and I knew if I convinced Anthony to work on this movie he would do something unusual and brave. He’s a man who likes to push ideas and technology and he gets some of his most exciting results that way. He came on board and right away, he wanted to use the 3D to do something ultra-realistic. He was particularly keen on doing close ups in 3D which isn’t often done.” Dod Mantle says shooting in 3D pushed him to think in new visual ways. “I now think more about 3D space and for this film I had to think a lot about the depth versus the horizontal across the frame. It was very challenging, because we’re geared to think in 2D,” he explains. While the leading edge of 3D was an inspiration, so too were the stylish atmospherics of vintage crime and gangster tales. “We wanted DREDD to feel very, very visceral so we watched a lot of classic crime movies. Even though our world was going to be futuristic, we wanted it to have the kind of realism you can feel right down to the concrete on the walls in Mega City One. Then, we harnessed the 3D into that,” explains Reich. Reality, however, gets scrambled for those taking Slo-Mo -- which decelerates the normal pace of life to 1% of its usual speed. Creating these time and space altering sequences with their own graphic lyricism was exciting for Dod Mantle. “The slow motion and multilayer sections are very complex images,” he says. “The idea was that it would be disorienting for the audience and yet strangely, compellingly beautiful.” As for Mega City One, the production created the volatile city and its disorderly high-rises in the brand new Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa – which proved well equipped for the film’s balletically choreographed battles. “We were able to shoot huge sequences like when Ma-Ma and her gang set up her machine and massacres hundreds of people in her aim to kill Dredd,” says Macdonald. “That required ten days of filming, loads of doubles and eight different sets, some outside and some inside, all mixed together with visual effects.” Within Mega City One, the filmmakers echo the hyper-cities popping up around the world today in places like Sao Paolo, Mexico City and Jakarta – but take that to the next level of heart-stopping human chaos. It is estimated that some 95% of humanity may one day live packed into urban centers, so Mega City One becomes harrowing vision of what might come. “Mega City One is big, chaotic and one of the key things about had to be is its sense of scale,” explains Garland. “The habitation blocks where people live are colossal. They are like cities themselves, because they have so much contained within them -- not just shopping areas but medical centers, schools and more. You can be born and live and die and never set foot outside one of the blocks. Establishing that was key to the film. The city is a character and the Peach Trees block is a character too.” That feeling of a real city – a city so on the edge it has given birth to Dredd -- transferred to the actors as well. Concludes Karl Urban: “I think the film does a great job of showcasing the life of Mega City One. The conditions are appalling and there are haves and have-nots, so you really get a feel for a society in decay. The film doesn’t just show Dredd in action – it shows what it is like to live in Dredd’s world.” ABOUT THE CAST: KARL URBAN (Dredd) is a long-time Judge Dredd fan who, like screenwriter Alex Garland, has followed him since his youth – and relished the chance to bring his fascination with the steely character to a physically and emotionally challenging performance from within Dredd's signature helmet. Urban is best known for vibrant roles in two of recent cinema’s biggest action blockbusters: playing Eomer, a bold leader from the kingdom of Rohan in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson’s Academy Award®-winning THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY; and portraying the iconic Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in J.J. Abram’s acclaimed 2009 reboot of STAR TREK. He also brought to life the villainous Russian assassin Kirill threatening Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass's THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban made his feature film debut in HEAVEN, then garnered critical notice in the fantastical comedy THE PRICE OF MILK, the film that spurred Peter Jackson to offer Urban his role in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. His films also include the sci-fi thrillers THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, the crime drama OUT OF THE BLUE, for which he won a New Zealand Film and Television Award, and the 2010 action comedy RED, in which he starred opposite Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. He was most recently seen as the vampire Black Hat in PRIEST 3D. On the heels of playing Dredd, Urban will switch gears and next reprise the role of Dr. McCoy in the forthcoming untitled STAR TREK sequel, due in 2013. OLIVIA THIRLBY (Cassandra) will star star in “Nobody Walks,” opposite Rosemarie Dewitt and John Krasinski; which circles around an artist (Thirlby) who disrupts the daily routine of a Los Angeles family. The film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and will be distributed by Magnolia on October 12th. Thirlby was most recently seen in Paul Weitz’s “Being Flynn,” opposite Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano. The film is about a young man in his twenties, working at various homeless shelters in Boston (where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father). The film was distributed by Focus Features and released in March 2012. This spring, she also starred in Paul Weitz’s play, “LONELY, I’M NOT,” directed by Trip Cullman and co-starring Topher Grace. Thirlby played the role of ‘Heather,’ an ambitious young business woman who has to overcome her own obstacles in order to achieve emotional success. In 2006, Thirlby gained national attention by appearing in Paul Greengrass' award-winning film, “United 93;” a real-time account of the events of one of the September 11th hijacked planes that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thirlby made her feature film debut in “The Secret,” produced by Luc Besson and directed by Vincent Perez (in which she starred opposite David Duchovny and Lili Taylor). The film was distributed and released in France in 2007. Thirlby's other film credits include Jason Reitman's Oscar® nominated film, “Juno,” opposite Ellen Page, Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner; Jonathan Levine's Sundance award winning film, “The Wackness,” opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck; David Gordon Green's, “Snow Angels,” opposite Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale; “No Strings Attached,” opposite Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher; “What Goes Up,” with Molly Shannon, Amanda Peet, and Steve Coogan; “The Answer Man,” opposite Jeff Daniels, Kat Dennings, Lou Taylor Pucci and Lauren Graham; Kenneth Lonnergan's “Margaret,” with Anna Paquin, Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney and Matt Damon; “Uncertainty,” opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins; “New York, I Love You,” opposite Anton Yelchin in the segment directed by Brett Ratner; Daryl Wein's, “Breaking Upwards;” Brian Koppelman and David Levien's, “Solitary Man,” alongside Michael Douglas and Jesse Eisenberg; and the short film, “Eve,” written and directed by Natalie Portman. Her television credits include a recurring role opposite Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifiniakas on the HBO series, “Bored to Death,” and a voice role in the MTV series, “Good Vibes.” Thirlby made her off-Broadway debut in the Atlantic Theater Company production of “Farragut North,” written by Beau Willimon and directed by Doug Hughes, starring alongside John Gallagher, Jr. and Chris Noth. She later reprised this role in the West Coast premiere of the production at the Geffen Playhouse. Prior to that, Thirlby had extensive credits in classical Shakespeare, as she studied at both the American Globe Theatre and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. © Rena Films (PTY) Ltd. and Peach Tree Films Ltd.
TV SPOT "Judgment" (VO)
INTERVIEWS #1 Alex Garland (Screenwriter / Producer) (VO)
INTERVIEWS #2 Karl Urban "Judge Dredd" (VO)
INTERVIEWS #3 Olivia Thirlby "Anderson" (VO)
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THE EXPENDABLES Millennium Films, Nu Image Films, Rogue Marble's Action, Adventure, Thriller directed by Sylvester Stallone starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li.
THE EXPENDABLES 2 Millennium Films, Nu Image Films' Action, Adventure directed by Simon West starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li.
THE POSSESSION Ghost House Pictures, North Box Productions' Horror, Suspense directed by Ole Bornedal starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport.
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PREMIERE #1 Karl Urban "Judge Dredd" (VO)
PREMIERE #2 Olivia Thirlby "Anderson" (VO)
PREMIERE #3 Wood Harris "Kay" (VO)
PREMIERE #4 Alex Garland (Screenwriter) (VO)