Lionsgate have roared and they have overcome, after negotiating a deal with IM Global to land the domestic distribution rights for DREDD, according to Variety.

DREDD is the 3D adaptation of – yep, you guessed it – the JUDGE DREDD comic book series, which Sly Stallone famously took on back in 1995. This time around, Karl Urban (you may know him as Bones from the new STAR TREK) will take on the title role, and Olivia Thirlby (Ellen Page‘s sardonic friend in JUNO) as his trainee/love interest. The $45 million movie is being directed by Pete Travis, with a script written by novelist Alex Garland (THE BEACH).

Lionsgate also mananged to pick up the rights for two more IM Global features. SAFE, which is currently shooting with Jason Statham, and PROTECTION, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.