Dredd, “Safe,” “Protection” Go To Lionsgate

IM Global and Lionsgate have come to a deal for the latter to handle U.S. distribution of three action films – Pete Travis’ “Dredd”, Boaz Yakin’s “Safe” and Simon West’s “Protection” says The Hollywood Reporter .

“Dredd”, a $45 million 3D adaptation of Judge Dredd, stars Karl Urban in the lead role. Shooting kicks off next Friday in Cape Town, South Africa.

“Safe” is currently in production and stars Jason Statham. “Protection” stars Dwayne Johnson with filming to kick off in March in New Mexico. All three will score a release in 2012.