Lena Headey stars in new Dredd image

Describes her character as a great white shark

Dredd, Pete Travis’ Judge Dredd reboot, has released a new image online featuring a battle-scarred Lena Headey as vicious gang leader, Ma-Ma.

Otherwise known as Madeline Madrigal, Headey’s character is responsible for flooding Mega-City One with the reality-altering drug Slo-Mo, a business venture that puts her in the bad books of Karl Urban’s Judge Dredd.

Headey has been discussing her character with Hero Complex, and compares her to a great white shark in the way that she dominates Mega-City One’s crime scene.

“I think of her like an old great white shark who’s just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to show up and kill her,” explains Headey. “She’s ready for it. In fact, she can’t wait for it to happen. And yet no one can get the job done.  She’s an addict, so she’s dead in that way, but that last knock just hasn’t come.”

As for the film itself, Headey says that we can anticipate a much darker affair than the Sylvester Stallone version released in the ’90s.

“The world [in the film] feels really British,” she says, “and I don’t know if that’s because it’s so dirty and dark. And it’s violent. Just in terms of gunplay, they’re not afraid to show blood and gunshot wounds. And it’s set up in this concrete sort of shanty town - it’s shanty but they’re blocks - concrete favelas.”

We’re not too sure about Headey’s description of her home country, but that aside, this one is sounding promising. Dredd opens in the UK (where it’s both dirty and dark, lest we forget) on 7 September 2012.

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    • badger86

      May 8th 2012, 9:05

      ^ Why would Lena Headey be offended by you wanting to see a trailer? I agree though, we need to see one. I can't understand why we haven't, the film has been rated so is presumably complete, it can't be that hard just to stitch something together. I'm also hoping that we get to see the full scope of Mega City in the movie, not just the shanty towns she describes and which we've seen in the set photos.

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    • EddieFelson

      May 8th 2012, 9:11

      Yeah imho and no ofeence to Lena headey, but I want to see at least more screen shots of Karl Urban who I thought was great in Overdrive (pre-production) 2013 Untitled Star Trek Sequel (filming) Bones 2013 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking (post-production) Vaako 2012 Loft (post-production) Vincent Stevens 2012 Dredd (completed) Judge Dredd 2011 Priest Black Hat 2010 And Soon the Darkness Michael 2010/I Red William Cooper 2009 Black Water Transit Earl Pike 2009 Star Trek Bones 2008 Comanche Moon (TV mini-series) Woodrow F. Call – Episode #1.3 (2008) … Woodrow F. Call – Episode #1.2 (2008) … Woodrow F. Call – Episode #1.1 (2008) … Woodrow F. Call 2007 Pathfinder Ghost 2006/I Out of the Blue Nick Harvey 2005 Doom John Grimm 2004 The Bourne Supremacy Kirill 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Vaako 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Eomer 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Eomer 2002 Ghost Ship Munder 1996-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV series) Caesar / Julius Caesar / Cupid / … – When Fates Collide (2001) … Caesar – Lifeblood (2000) … Kor – The Ides of March (1999) … Julius Caesar – Endgame (1999) … Julius Caesar – A Good Day (1998) … Caesar See all 12 episodes » 2000 The Price of Milk Rob 2000 The Irrefutable Truth About Demons Harry Ballard 2000 The Privateers (TV movie) Capt. Aran Dravyk 1996-1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV series) Cupid / Julius Caesar – Render Unto Caesar (1998) … Julius Caesar – The Green-Eyed Monster (1996) … Cupid 1998 Via Satellite Paul 1998 Heaven Sweeper 1997 Amazon High (TV movie) Kor 1995 Riding High (TV series) James Westwood 1993-1994 Shortland Street (TV series) Paramedic Jamie Forrest 1993 White Fang (TV series) David – Tough Kid (1993) … David 1992 Homeward Bound (TV series) Tim Johnstone 1992 Chunuk Bair Wellington soldier 1991 Shark in the Park (TV series) Rohann Murdoch – A Sensitive Family Matter (1991) … Rohann Murdoch – Et Tu, Brute (1991) … Rohann Murdoch – Give a Dog a Bad Name (1991) … Rohann Murdoch – Nothing But the Truth (1991) … Rohann Murdoch – Suffer Little Children (1991) … Rohann Murdoch See all 6 episodes » at least I think he was in those from memory?

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    • badger86

      May 8th 2012, 9:16

      ^ The mocking of Dalidab is almost becoming as irritating as the guy himself...almost. If you're gonna do it at least keep it short. And can't imitation be construed as a form of flattery? Best just to tell him to f**k off or something, if you really need to. It's shorter and to the point.

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    • FBMBurgess

      May 8th 2012, 13:15

      Lets just continue to completely ignore dalidab / "the king of sod all" completely.

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    • Ali1748

      May 8th 2012, 16:47

      The Kingslayer would still tap that.

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    • chrysler

      May 8th 2012, 20:34

      @tkoc. He was referring to game of thrones, not you. Read before you post.

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    • chrysler

      May 8th 2012, 21:08

      I'm not sure about this film. I got this gut feeling that it might look dodgy when finished. Hope I'm wrong, but the lack of any teaser trailer is ominous.

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    • LongDown

      May 9th 2012, 9:25

      I still wish that the 1990s Judge Dredd had starred Clint Eastwood instead of Sly Stallone... Oh well, what might have been.... : D

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    • MoodyMonkey

      May 9th 2012, 11:58

      @Longdown absolutely and I still wish that Warner Bros had moved heaven and earth to get Clint to do The Dark Knight Returns around the same time period...:(

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