Karl Urban to play Judge Dredd?
Karl Urban is reportedly set to portray Judge Dredd in the highly anticipated remake.
The actor - who will reprise his role as Bones McCoy in JJ Abrams' Star Trek sequel - is rumoured to be donning the iconic visor and helmet as the intimidating law enforcement officer in the forthcoming 3D movie, reported Bleeding Cool.
The website reports that Judge Dredd will not be removing his famous helmet in the reboot, as in the comic book.
The movie will be directed by Pete Travis and written by Alex Garland.
The new adaptation is set to be filmed in Johannesburg this year and expected for release either next year or 2012.
Sylvester Stallone wore the helmet in the 1995 action film, which was critically panned.