If you need a little more Dredd in your life a very cool new clip has been released that demonstrates the kind of trickery that we can expect from the film. The set-up is this: a new drug, Slo-Mo, has suddenly taken Mega City One by storm. The effect of said drug? It reduces the speed that time is experienced by 99%.
And here is how the effect of the drug is rendered:
Of course, this is a pretty flimsy plot device to allow director Pete Travis to reach into his box of tricks so that he can deploy a series of lush slow-motion effects that go some way to bringing Max Payne's Bullet Time to the screen. The effect isn't used too much, and on one particular occasion it's used to particularly good effect.
Rumours that a second new drug - Lens-Flare - is sweeping the Star Trek universe have yet to be confirmed.
Collider's synopsis for the September release follows:
"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 (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 (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 (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."
Source: Coming Soon