Down the hall at the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con, the 1995 version of Judge Dredd -- Sylvester Stalone -- was promoting his film "The Expendables." But during press chats for "RED," Karl Urban all but totally, completely confirmed that he was to play the new version of the comic book tough guy on film.

When the New Zealand-bred actor was asked if the rumors were true that he'd be the lead in the remake, Urban told us, "Yes, there is a lot of truth to that rumor" and that "it's early days yet, but it is something that is definitely looking very very good."

This role would come amidst his duties for "RED" in October, "Priest" in 2011, "Final Destination 5" in 2011 and the forthcoming "Star Trek" reboot's sequel for 2012.

The 30-year-old "Dredd" first appeared in the British sci-fi anthology 2000 AD. The new film will be penned by Alex Garland ("Halo," "28 Days Later").

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.