'Judge Dredd' Coming to TV, With Help From 'Sniper Elite' Game Studio Rebellion

'Judge Dredd: Mega-City One' will be a live action show and filmed in the UK

Sylvester Stallone in the 1995 adaptation 'Judge Dredd' Credit: Getty: Richard Blanshard / Contributor

There's a new Judge Dredd television show in the works, and the UK game studio behind the Sniper Elite shooters is helping to make it. Currently titled Judge Dredd: Mega-City One the live-action adaptation of the 2000 AD character will follow a group of judges and, according the the BBC, will be filmed in the UK.

Rebellion has partnered with IMG Global to make the series. This is it's first television project, Oxford-based Rebellion is better known for developing and publishing the Sniper Elite series and the virtual reality Battlezone but it has been the owner of the 2000AD comics brand since – fittingly – 2000. The studio also has a movie subsidiary called Fearnort Production that has created two films, Parasite (filmed entirely in the UK town of Bicester at a disused MOD power station) and Evil Elvis.

"We're very excited to be beginning the journey to get more of Judge Dredd's Mega-City One on the television screen," said Rebellion's Jason and Chris Kingsley. "Thanks to the legions of fans who have kept up pressure on social media, and a lot of background work and enthusiasm, we aim to make a big budget production that will satisfy both our vast comics audience and the even greater general screen-watching public."

In 2003 Rebellion made Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The shooter let fans play as Judge Dredd and had a law meter to measure how above board your decisions were. It scored a metacritic of 56 percent.