Which is probably for the best. Deadline reports that there’s going to be another Judge Dredd film, and now I have to eat my words from yesterday, because this is totally cause for a “Ridiculously Necessary Remakes” tag. Right now, the new film will supposedly be closer to the original comic’s roots and be written by the guy who did
the screenplay for 28 Days Later and Sunshine and the Halo movie that
got canceled; it’ll also be 3-D, of course. Still, better forced 3-D than having Rob Schneider mince about for 90 minutes of pure cinematic agony. Goddamn that Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd movie was so fucking bad. I got in for free to see it and I still paid too much. Emotionally, I mean.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.