Already gaining momentum for its independent production and its appearance to the "mask on" brutal take on the character that was absent from the last film of the famed British comic, 2012's "Dredd" is apparantly headed home in a big way this spring.
CBR News has learned exclusively that producer Andrew MacDonald will take the first look of his Pete Travis-directed, South African-shot, Karl Urban-starring adaptation of the 2000AD comic to Mark Millar's Kapow! Comic Con.
The first look comes during a Q&A at the 2000AD panel, making send of Millar's earlier explanation of how "I love the fact that all these comic-book movies are just getting made up the road. People just need to jump in a cab to come along and talk about them, as opposed to traveling halfway across the world."
The full press release is below. For more on Kapow! Comic Con and "Dredd" be sure to stay tuned to CBR and Spinoff Online.
Official Press Release
JUDGE DREDD MOVIE EXCLUSIVE AT KAPOW! FROM ANDREW MACDONALD
Visitors to KAPOW! COMIC CON will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive sneak peek at various upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. The San Diego Comic Con experience comes to London on 9th & 10th April 2011.
Andrew Macdonald, producer of international blockbuster hits such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Last King of Scotland will be talking about the upcoming Dredd, based on Judge Dredd from the 2000AD comics.
Andrew explains, “It is fantastic to be involved with Kapow! and I’m really looking forward to talking to all the fans about our upcoming Dredd movie. I’ll be on the 2000AD panel with a little taster of what people can look forward to from our 2012 release”.
The full film and TV guest list will be announced on the Kapow! website on 14th February 2011, this is a star-studded line up to reflect the excitement and the talent involved in the biggest year for comic book movies so far.
The announced comic guest list is unrivalled, and includes many creators who haven’t attended UK conventions in almost 20 years. Frankie Boyle, Stewart Lee and Noel Clarke, who all contribute to UK news stand magazine CLiNT, will be taking part in panel discussions. John Romita Jr. (Kick-Ass), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Frank Quitely (Batman), Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, The Authority) Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War) and many, many more will all be signing autographs, speaking on panels and giving exclusive previews of upcoming works.
Tickets are on sale now at www.kapowcomiccon.com and are going fast!
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