Dr. McCoy is the law! We reported a rumor that Star Trek star Karl Urban would play the futuristic, fascistic lawman in the new Judge Dredd movie the other day. Asked about it at Comic Con, Urban said the rumor is "lookin' good." And he told another news outlet that director Pete Travis had actually offered him the role, "and we're in the process of making it happen."

And don't worry, purists - Urban says if he plays Dredd, he'll keep the helmet on the entire time. He adds:

I will say this, hypothetically if I went to a movie that was called "Judge Dredd" and the character or the actor who played Judge Dredd took the helmet and I would see his full face and features I would puke in my popcorn because that's not Dredd. He's mysterious and enigmatic. We're going to do it right.

[MTV and Collider and Movieline]