Dredd & Anderson - cheery servants of future justice
In a move which is calculated to cheer up/terminally depress the “2000AD”/Judge Dredd fan in your life, new stills have been emerging from the Pete Travis-directed “Dredd” movie, scheduled for a September 2012 release.
More images at 2000AD’s blog – slightly NSFW as one of them features Anderson shooting some dude’s brains out. Charming. And I thought she was the civilised one…
Whether the grittier images shown thus far will do much to convince the Dredd hardcore about the validity of this new film is anybody’s guess – I suspect that nothing, shy of the technology becoming available to allow us to each make our own pet projects on a computer, will please some folks.
I didn’t love “Dredd” director Pete Travis’ previous film, “Vantage Point”, but he did at least demonstrate with that conspiracy thriller that he was handy with on-screen action and pacing, if not with making that thriller’s ponderous, “Groundhog Day”-style, time and perspective schtick anything less than criminally annoying.
It’s in 3D – as is The Law, nowadays – and surely should be due a trailer any day now.
I will confess that the forthcoming Marc Webb superhero reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, hasn’t been on my radar up to this point.
After Sam Raimi’s mediocre third “Spider-Man” film came and went, I felt sure that Sony would give the series a rest for a few years and perhaps come back to the table armed with a few new ideas and perhaps have the courage to play with aspects of the comics as yet undepicted on-screen – the “2099” era seems tailor-made for interpretation on the big screen, in that respect.
- New costume, new actor, same hero
- Of course, that hasn’t happened and we’ve now got a new trailer for this summer’s “The Amazing Spider-Man”, as helmed by the oh-so-appropriately named Marc Webb, who also made “500 Days of Summer” and seems at first glance to be an intriguingly off-beat choice to helm a massive summer comic book franchise – from quirky, time-juggling romantic comedy to $200 million plus 3D juggernaut in no time at all.
- On the evidence of this first trailer, though, Webb seems to have brought his skill in working with younger actors to bear and seems equally comfortable with the balance of action sequences, effects work, romance, comedy and 3D technology which a movie like this calls for.
- “The Amazing Spider-Man” opens worldwide from late June (you lucky Kiwis!) this year.
Wordpress made me do it!
So, to cut a longish story reasonably short, this is my 500th post.
500 posts, so many carrot cake spam messages that I could wallpaper my house with them if I were to print them off and a lot of interesting, nice bloggers that I’ve come to chat with as a result of just upping my daily blogging habit. It’s a funny old universe and no mistake.
This said, to say thank you to loyal readers and newbies alike, I have discussed with Mrs Rolling Eyeballs how best to mark this minor landmark and we arrived at the following, cunning stratagem.
I’m giving something away.
And as this post will be going up whilst we are on holiday on Arran, it seems like a cool idea to put together an Arran-esque prize pack and give it to a message/comment on this post.
Not quite sure how I’m going to get this pack to the eventual winner – we’ll jump off that particular bridge once somebody is adjudged to have won – but they will receive a wee something through the miracle of snail mail.
Add your comment to this post and we’ll figure something out – deal?