Director Pete Travis forced off Dredd

Writer Alex Garland cutting 2000AD film

 
Director Pete Travis has been forced off Dredd - the latest film adaptation about the 2000AD lawman Judge Dredd - according to reports in the US press. 
 
The Los Angeles Times claims that scriptwriter and producer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) has taken over the post-production process and may seek a co-director credit. 
 
“Although the specifics of the disagreement that led to Travis’ dismissal are up for debate, two sources said it arose when Travis and producers and executives in charge of the production did not see eye-to-eye on footage Travis was delivering, ” says the LA Times, quoting three anonymous sources. 
 
“A separate person involved in the film maintained that although Travis is no longer involved in post-production, he is keeping up with progress via the Internet and has not been pushed aside.”
 
Speculation also suggests that there may be reshoots. 
 
We know what Dredd would say: “Drokk!!” 
 

Think it's time to jump on a Lawmaster and beat some sense into those Hollywood perps until they come up with a good Judge Dredd movie? Or can this intervention save the day?  Share your thoughts below. 

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    • badger86

      Oct 9th 2011, 20:55

      Been looking forward to this for what seem like forever. The lack of info or any footage was bad enough, then the delay and now this. Still hoping they can pull it off but it's not looking good. If there have been problems at least they seem to be attempting repairs. My fingers remain crossed.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 10th 2011, 2:08

      Duncan Jones should have been the director for this and Wolverine.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Oct 10th 2011, 4:16

      @Ali748 - You said it, mate, bang on the money. Travis is a poor man's Greengrass, he was never the right choice for this. I've enjoyed Garland's books and he's an experienced screenwriter, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do behind the camera. Although I seem to recall on the commentary track to 28 Days Later he didn't even know the difference between a pan and a tilt, so that doesn't bode too well...

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    • gonzoBen

      Oct 10th 2011, 8:53

      "...he is keeping up with progress via the Internet" What is an Internet?

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    • endaoconnor

      Oct 10th 2011, 20:33

      Yep agree should have been Duncan Jones. They should all have been sacked when they couldn't even make the helmet the right size.

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    • ebyandsmartie

      Oct 11th 2011, 12:50

      This is starting to smell like Danny Cannon on Judge Dredd (1995) all over again. God help us all!!!

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