The creators of the Judge Dredd character from the 2000 AD comic talk about how his origins in this featurette for the new film Dredd:
Dredd stars Karl Urban (whose The Loft trailer just dropped) as Judge Dredd, an officer in a dystopian future who acts as judge, jury, and executioner. Together with a rookie, played by Olivia Thirlby, Dredd seeks to put a stop to a drug ring.
Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Jason Cope, and Domhall Gleeson (Anna Karenina) also star.
The film is technically not a remake of the 1995 film Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables 2), but instead an unrelated adapation of the original source material. It is directed by Pete Travis, and hits theaters September 21.