reports that Lionsgate Films has picked up US distribution rights to IM Global's Dredd
The first to hit theaters will be Boaz Yakin's Safe
, a crime thriller that is currently filming with Jason Statham
. Produced by Lawrence Bender
), expect a 2011 release.Dredd
, the new take on 2000AD's beloved comic book character Judge Dredd, will begin production in South Africa on November 12th. The $45 million budgeted action flick stars Karl Urban
and Olivia Thirlby
and will be released in 3D.Protection
will be directed by Simon West
) and stars Dwayne Johnson
as a disgraced former American Special Forces operative who attempts to clear his name by rescuing a judge's kidnapped daughter from a Mexican cartel. Brandon Noonan wrote the screenplay.
The latter releases will likely hit theaters in 2012.