For those keeping track, this makes the third director change? twitter.com/TheWrap/status…
Apparently whomever leaked the information about Pete Travis being locked out of the editing room for Dredd was full of it.
The other day I brought you the troubling news that Pete Travis had been locked out of the editing room on the upcoming comic book adaptation Dredd and that it was possible that screenwriter Alex Garland would receive a co-directing credit. Well, the producers have stepped up with a statement to try to diffuse the possible damage this could due to the upcoming movie.
During all stages of the filmmaking, ‘Dredd’ has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties. From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit. We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year.
Could they be lying through their teeth? Duh. Could they be telling the truth? Who knows. So long as I get a Judge Dredd movie that doesn’t make me die little bit inside, I’ll be a happy man.
I’m not completely sold that this statement is the truth, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.