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Kurt Russel for Dredd???
« on: 19 July, 2003, 07:53:19 AM »
Watched 'Soldier' on C5 tonight (well I say watched, I actually caught snipetts of it while trying to get my son to go to bed), and althought it's more a Rogue Trooper thing Russel's screen persona could translate well to Dredd, mean badass mofo only speaking when totally necessary, and absoloutly takin no shit!!!

Never really considered him as a Dredd before (Perlman gets my vote every time) but I think he could do a good job.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???...
« Reply #1 on: 19 July, 2003, 01:41:57 PM »
I think we could have fun with Russel and that Soldier movie while being pretty awful in some parts, was good in others.  Nearest thing to a Rogue movie we may ever see.  More importantly it must have been made for the same sort of budget as the dredd films or less.  It's not a big movie.  So they could afford him.

Hell, we could have fun with Russel.  He does cool mean deadpan humour very very well.  I.e. not like Stallone or Arnie where it's forced and we don't want an entirely lifeless Dredd.

I tend to keep forgeting about Russel, then get reminded every now and again.  And although he may be getting on a bit (52, that's okay) he still has a popular fan base amongst the SF/Action/Horror crowd having created the iconic Snake Pliscan (imagine someone as mean as Dredd, but with only one eye), was fantastic in the Thing and could shoot straight in Tombstone.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???...
« Reply #2 on: 19 July, 2003, 01:58:29 PM »
See, now thats what always annoyed me about the makers of the first film. They reckoned that Dredd couldn't be an anti-hero because no one likes anti-heroes. Yet Kurt Russell does the anti-hero thing to a tee, Snake Pliskin being his best example.
Thats why I think the Dredd in these films should be a bastard, plain and simple. The same way the supporting cast of Soldier carried Kurt Russell, the supporting cast of the Dredd films could be utilised in the same way, i.e Dredd doesn't say a lot, the rest of the cast do it for him.
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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???......
« Reply #3 on: 19 July, 2003, 08:04:39 PM »
Also, Kurt has a degree of acting talent which is lacking in an actor like, say, Stallone.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #4 on: 19 July, 2003, 08:13:40 PM »
Couldn't agree with you more. I found his performance in Breakdown, to be something of a revelation.Yet it's easy to forget, that he cut his serious acting teeth on gritty drama like Silkwood. Any one seen Dark Blue yet It's set around the time of the L.A. riots, and according to critics, is one of Russell's best performances.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #5 on: 20 July, 2003, 05:04:30 PM »
he would add weight to the project. i would not see him as dredd, but in there somewhere.

ron perlman has the look though.but the way things are going . we could not afford him anymore.
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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #6 on: 20 July, 2003, 06:51:50 PM »
Yeah, what about actors for other parts in the movie?

Here's me vote for Anderson:

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #7 on: 20 July, 2003, 10:58:57 PM »
I could go with that... Who is she?

I once heard a rumour that Maria Sorvino (sp??) was gonna be Anderson, I doubt if Shoreline could afford her.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #8 on: 20 July, 2003, 11:24:14 PM »
She is Emily Proctor, from CSI Miami.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #9 on: 20 July, 2003, 11:54:41 PM »
or someone from the west wing

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???......
« Reply #10 on: 21 July, 2003, 03:56:17 AM »
Hey, the opening montage to Soldier is tops. The bit where Junior Kurt has to raise a dog and the kill it to prove his badassness, oh when hes fighting in various wars for about 10seconds each including fighting on the moon... ace!

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #11 on: 21 July, 2003, 02:53:40 PM »
she would make a great anderson !

look, lets get real,, its going to be jean reno, its going to be an above average budget tv movie... the important thing is that its economically viable...that way you get a steady increase in merchandise sales... more follow up films etc.!

build up the following then mr hollywood says 'hey, lets make a big budget version guys'...

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???......
« Reply #12 on: 21 July, 2003, 05:15:29 PM »
Snake Pliscan ? I thought he was dead.


For once an actor who could carry off playing Dredd, Yip its kurt for me.

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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #13 on: 21 July, 2003, 07:48:04 PM »
when are you guy sgonna learn? it's clint esatwood all the way for dredd, a la' deadman/necropolis.
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Re: Kurt Russel for Dredd???.........
« Reply #14 on: 21 July, 2003, 08:09:44 PM »
Yeah right...
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