Dredd Director Ejected, Claims LA Times

Pete Travis forced to exit at post production stage

Director Pete Travis has been forced off Dredd, the film adaptation of the 2000AD character Judge Dredd, even though the film is in post-production, according to the LA Times.

The site claims that scriptwriter and producer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, The Beach, Sunshine) is now in charge of the post-production process, and there may even be reshoots, which could result in him gaining a co-director credit.

The LA Times cites three anonymous sources for breaking the story. “Although the specifics of the disagreement that led to Travis’ dismissal are up for debate, two sources said it arose when Travis and producers and executives in charge of the production did not see eye-to-eye on footage Travis was delivering, ” says the story. “A separate person involved in the film maintained that although Travis is no longer involved in post-production, he is keeping up with progress via the Internet and has not been pushed aside.”

Hmm, doesn’t sound promising, does it? But you never know. Creative friction can sometimes create genius. Or Oasis albums…