Americans will get the new Judge Dredd movie 10 months after the Brits [UPDATED]

We may be getting Torchwood a few days ahead of the U.K., but when it comes to the greatest lawman in Mega-City One, Americans are getting shafted.

According to Deadline and the Daily BLAM, Dredd will be out in Britain this December 1st, but won't hit the States until September 21, 2012. Don't they know which country Mega-City One is in?


Update: We've heard from several people that the December 2011 U.K. release date is not real, and the movie's coming out everywhere in September 2012. Sorry for the mixup!

Dredd is directed by Pete Travis (Endgame) from a screenplay by Alex Garland (with creative consultation by John Wagner). The movie stars Karl Urban as Dredd, with Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson and Lena Headey as the baddie, Madeline Madrigal. And here's a synopsis:

DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra's revered comic strip.

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