Karl Urban Is The New “Judge Dredd”?

New Zealand actor Karl Urban (“Doom,” “Star Trek”) is reportedly set to play “Judge Dredd” in the upcoming film reboot of the British comic reports Bleeding Cool.

Unlike the previous film starring Sylvester Stallone, Urban’s handsome face however will remain hidden as the iconic visor and helmet of the law enforcement officer will not be removed at anytime in the film (like the comic).

Pete Travis directs from a script by Alex Garland which is said to hew closer to the darker tone of the comic book. Shooting will take place in Johannesburg this year for a 2012 release.