Pete Travis and Alex Garland set the record straight over Dredd

Director wasn't fired, writer isn't replacing him

On Friday The LA Times broke the story that Dredd director Pete Travis was no longer working on the project and that writer/producer Alex Garland had taken on editing duties. 
However, an official update from both parties claims that's not actually what's happened. 
According to them, it's just all gone a bit “unorthodox” and been “misinterpreted”. 
"During all stages of the filmmaking, Dredd has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties,” read the statement released by both Travis and Garland. 
“From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit.” 
The clarification goes on to say, “We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when it's released next year.” 
Now that sounds more orthodox. 
Dredd is based on the 2000AD comic strip about a futuristic lawman and the film opens 21 September 2012.

Are you going to listen to the statement and judge this film on viewing? Or are you already scrolling down the screen to the comments section to tear this unorthodox production a new one?


    • spoonlamp

      Oct 11th 2011, 16:02

      20 years for Jimping. Another 10 for not knowing what Jimping is. Have another 5 for nailing the coffin of this franchise down. Creeps.

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