Dredd: What Is the Penalty for Swiping?

Have you seen the latest poster for the Dredd movie? The folks at Bleeding Cool have, and they point out there’s something a bit… familiar about it.
I’m 99 percent sure this is just a coincidence — there are only so many ways to stage a dramatic pose for movie poster, and if you’re on a rooftop with the sky in the background, you have to make it more interesting than just a starfield — but it is a damn close coincidence.

It’s not anyone really wants to evoke Ben Affleck‘s Daredevil misfire, and surely the-powers-that-be behind Dredd know the geek core of their audience is conversant with other comics-based flicks and thus not even try to sneak one past us…

Still, doesn’t this pose imply that Dredd himself is standing atop one of those mile-high city blocks? And if he is perched way up there, what is he hoping to see by peering over the edge? Maybe he’s staring across the way into another block.

I have high hopes for Dredd, and I’m certaainly not making any accusations or suggesting the marketing team spend some time in the Iso-Cubes, I’m just intrigued by the similarity of thinking. Especially in light of this earlier Dredd poster coincidence.

Poster or no poster, Dredd opens Sept. 21 in the USA.

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Fox Engineers a Prometheus Sequel

Well, 20th Century Fox officially announced that there will be a sequel to Prometheus, with Ridley Scott involved, and it should be in theaters in 2014 or 2015.

In addition to Scott, whose role is so far unclear — will he direct or just produce? — Noomi Rapace (Shaw) and Michael Fassbender (David) are signed for the sequel. Co-writer Damon Lindelof (Lost), however, “might not be available,” so new writers are being considered. Lindelof has already pitched his ideas for a follow-up, and it is unknown if any of his ideas will be incorporated into the next movie.

“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” says Fox president of production Emma Watts, in announcing that the studio is “actively pushing ahead” with the sequel.
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