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Fantastic Fest to preem ‘Dredd’

Lionsgate to open pic on Sept. 21

Fantastic Fest will host a red carpet premiere of “Dredd 3D” as its closing night film on Sept. 27 in Austin, Tex.

“Dredd 3D,” directed by Pete Travis, stars Karl Urban. Lionsgate is opening the pic Sept. 21.

The festival also announced Monday that it has scheduled eight U.S. premieres — Brit comedy “Cockneys Vs Zombies,” Noburu Iguchi’s “Dead Sushi,” Eron Sheean’s “Errors of the Human Body,” Radu Jude’s “Everybody in Our Family” Valentin Javier Diment’s “Le Memoria del Muerto,” James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson’s “Tower Block” and Oh Young Doo’s “Young Gun in the Time.”

The event will include a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” from 1980 along with Rodney Ascher’s “Room 237,” an exploration of the theories about “The Shining.”

Other films set include Quentin Dupieux’s “Wrong,” Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson’s “I Declare War,” Yeun Sang-Ho” “King of Pigs,” Karen Arthur’s “The Mafu Cage” from 1978, Philippe Lefebvre cop thriller “Paris by Night,” Joseph Losey’s “Secret Cemerony” from 1968 and Alberto Rodriguez Spanish thriller “Unit 7.”

Fantastic Fest previously announced that it will host the world premiere of Disney’s “Frankenweenie” on Sept. 20 as the opening night film.

Fantastic Fest bills itself as the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and “just plain fantastic” movies. Past screenings have included “There Will Be Blood,” “Red,” “Apocalypto,” “Zombieland” and “The Human Centipede 2.”

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