Dredd, the upcoming sequel to the hit 1986 comic book series, will hit theaters on May 17, 2019.
It will feature a new director (and first-time director of photography) from the world of comics, with Matt Reeves taking on the role.
The sequel will also feature a brand-new script written by Reeves and screenwriter Adam McKay, and Reeves said he is “blown away” by the script.
“I can’t wait for you guys to see it.
I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like.
It’s just one of those things that has so much potential to be such a fantastic, epic movie,” Reeves said in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with Collider, Reeves revealed more about the film’s story and why he chose to take on the job.
“It was the perfect opportunity to just kind of go in there and just go in and do it myself, just because it’s really a huge project for us.
It was an opportunity to do something completely different from the norm.
The idea was to do this new take on a movie that was really really not that old.
It didn’t have the same kind of history, the same kinds of themes, the type of story we’ve all been familiar with.
It kind of felt more of a new direction and a new take.
We’ve never done anything like this before, and that was kind of the dream of Matt and I, and I think it’s something we wanted to do for quite some time.”
The sequel is set after the events of the first film, and sees the world in an alternate timeline.
Reeves says the changes that took place are what set Dredd apart from the original comic.
“You know, it was a huge difference, because the first movie was set in the future, it had the most dystopian world imaginable, but we’re still in this very beautiful, wonderful, modern world.
This movie is set in this futuristic world, and we’re back in a very different time and place, but it’s the same world and the same history and the exact same kind