That Empire cover is hysterical; thankfully, in the stills from the actual film, Urban doesn't appear to be gurning. The uniform still looks a bit shit though. I know it would have been difficult to reproduce the proportions of the comic uniform in real life, but the addition of a bulky kevlar vest and the much reduced dimensions of the body armour change the silhouette of the character so much he now looks like Boba Fett wearing an anorak.
I wouldn't have thought it was too tall an order to upholster Dredd with proper leathers either; how sweaty must Karl's crotch be, that he must be outfitted with a gusset of breathable lycra? Some film crews endure Jake Gyllenhal for months at a time- is it too much to ask that Dredd's makers should suffer the reek from Scotty's balls?