Travis and Garland deny Dredd controversy

All is well on the set of Dredd, claim director Pete Travis and writer/producer Alex Garland.

Yesterday it was reported Travis had been locked out of the editing room, and that Garland would possibly seek a co-director credit on the film for all the work he’s done in post production.

To quash rumours of a coup, Travis and Garland issued a joint statement to the L.A. Times.

“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.”

Still, no one is denying that Travis isn’t in the editing suite.

Judge Dredd was previously brought to the screen in a much-maligned Sylvester Stallone vehicle sixteen years ago. This new take – starring Karl Urban as the Judge – was said to be a grittier adaptation of the comic. It is set for release in September of 2012.

Discuss: Move along. Nothing to see here.

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