Judge Dredd fans will be excited to know that the film has two cool comic book tie-ins! The “Dredd 3D” prequel comic “The Secret History of Ma-Ma,” written by by Matt Smith and illustrated by Henry Flint, Chris Blythe, and Simon Bowland, is a 16 page collectible comic that gives fans the backstory of the film’s villain Ma-Ma, played by Lena Headey. The motion comic book is available online, and you can also make your own comic book cover by going to dredd3dcomiccovercreator.com
“Dredd 3D,” based on the popular comic book series, is directed by Pete Travis, stars Karl Urban as the futuristic cop. The film also stars Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey. The film will be in theaters September 21.
Here’s the synopsis of “Dredd 3D:”
“The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena 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 dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.”