The trailer for the new Judge Dredd film Dredd 3D featuring Karl Urban leaked this morning from what appears to be its debut on G4’s Attack of the Show. Word has it that the official trailer will go up later today. We will update this post with the higher quality version once it surfaces.

This outting for Judge Dredd already looks to be an improvement upon Sylvester Stallone’s take on the character. Word has it that Karl Urban won’t even be removing his helmet at all in the movie, which would be more faithful to the comic origins of the character. So far based on this trailer, I’m cautiously optimistic.

[UPDATE – I changed the video to the HD official trailer]

Check out the film’s synopsis after the jump.

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.