In this summer of blockbuster comic book movies like The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises, what’s the hottest ticket at San Diego Comic-Con 2012? Hint, it’s none of the previously mentioned movies.
It’s none other that DREDD 3D. Check out the humongous line outside the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp for an advance screening of DREDD 3D. The free DREDD screening is set to kick off at 10 PM and will be introduced by star Karl Urban.
Here is a synopsis for DREDD. “The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.”
DREDD 3D is from Lionsgate. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on September 21, 2012.