'Dredd' Director No Longer Allowed To Work on 'Dredd'

October 7, 2011

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Lionsgate's Judge Dredd reboot, simply titled Dredd, has faced some criticism for things like buying the wrong size helmet and letting Karl Urban do the facial equivalent of Christian Bale's Batvoice, but for fans of the comics, hope remained that director Pete Travis might be able to put together something better than the Sylvester Stallone/Rob Schneider vehicle of 1995. Well, there's still a slim chance of that happening, but if it does, it's not going to be the result of Travis's grand vision of Karl Urban's grumpy face. In fact, Travis isn't even being allowed to finish this film up at all. According to the L.A. Times, after shooting Dredd, Travis has since been removed entirely from the editing phase of the film. Snooty bloggers weren't the only ones disparaging of how goofy this thing was turning out, and producers reportedly "did not see eye-to-eye on footage Travis was delivering," leaving writer-producer Alex Garland to take on the postproduction process. Word is Garland may now even seek a co-director credit on the film, so extensive are the changes he's made to the footage, and reshoots are a distinct possibility. Just so long as there's still cartoonish scowling, Alex.

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