In an interview with 2000AD Review, John Wagner said that Alex Garland's script for the new film, and its accompanying concept art by comics illustrator Jock, are true to the source material.
"I have read the script and seen Jock's visuals. While I can't go into detail about the content I can say that it's high-octane, edge-of-the-seat stuff, and gives a far truer representation of Dredd than the first movie," he said.
"I hated that plot. It was Dredd pressed through the Hollywood cliché mill, a dynastic power struggle that had little connection with the character we know from the comic."
Video game developer Rebellion currently holds the rights to the property. A big screen reboot was announced in December 2008 when the studio teamed up with DNA Films.
Judge Dredd is one of the UK's best known comic book characters, having first appeared in the 2000AD science fiction anthology in 1977. The law enforcer has since featured in novels, video games and other media.