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Straight off the 2000AD twitter feed came this piece of news:

@2000AD: For those who missed it last night, Judge Dredd creator John Wagner talks to the LA Times about the new ‘Dredd’ movie http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/01/19/judge-dredd-creator-three-reasons-im-excited-about-new-film/

This March marks the 35th anniversary of Judge Dredd but, more importantly, this may be the year that Hollywood finally does justice to the hard-hearted lawman of Mega-City One. The character is one of the signature creations on the British comics scene (Empire Magazine ranked him the seventh greatest character in all comics, in fact, one spot ahead of the Joker and just two behind Spider-Man) and a clear influence on the dystopian mayhem of both “Robocop” and Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.” But, today, for most Americans, the name Judge Dredd draws a blank look or, worse, a groan thanks to the shiny, torpid 1995 Sylvester Stallone film.”

Click here to read the rest of the interview
Dredd stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Langley Kirkwood, Deobia Oparei, Joe Vaz and Warrick Grier