Karl Urban is weeks away from joining director Pete travis & actress Olivia Thirlby in South Africa for principle photography on Dredd. In an interview with Attack of the show Urban explained why this will be the definitive Judge Dredd adaptation:
"The Dredd story we are going to tell is really a day in the life of Dredd as he puts his rookie through her paces to determine whether she's going to make it as a judge. It's certainly going to be a high-octane, action-fueled kind of a film. I feel very confident that this is going to be the ‘Judge Dredd' movie that audiences have been waiting for since 1977. I say that because we've got (Judge Dredd co-creator) John Wagner on board and he's 100 percent behind what we are doing. I think we're just going to be a lot closer to the source material than any other version that's been made."
Alex Garland's Dredd script [Peach Trees] has been online for some time and is very good. If you want to take a look go here: