"Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate 'Cassandra Anderson' (Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation.
"When a nasty crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture, they find a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord 'Ma-Ma' (Headey) and her ruthless clan.
"When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a war against the Judges, stopping at nothing to protect her empire..."
Reliance BIG Pictures and IM Global, a Reliance international sales company, financed the live-action feature, based on the 2000 AD Publishing character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.
Inspired by Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry", Dredd is a uniformed judge, combining powers of police, judge, jury and executioner.'Joseph Dredd' and his brother 'Rico' were originally cloned from the DNA of 'Chief Judge Fargo', the first chief judge. Their growth was artificially accelerated until they emerged in 2066 with education and world knowledge electronically implanted in their brains by CPU during gestation. The name 'Dredd' was chosen by genetic scientist 'Morton Judd' to instill fear in the criminal community. In 2070, during the 'Atomic Wars', the Dredds saw action for the first time as cadets, temporarily fast-tracked through the 'Academy Of Law', assigned the rank of full judges and sent to restore order, following the US Justice Department deposing the President.
With 'bionic' eyes implanted after a time-traveling mission to the 'City Of The Damned', Dredd carries a 'lawgiver' pistol.
Joseph continued to excel as a Judge, rapidly gaining promotion to the rank of 'Senior Judge', during the 'Fourth World War'.
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