The LA times reported that Judge Dredd director Pete Travis was given the flick during Post-production. Writer-Producer Alex Garland was going to take his place in the editing room. It seems, however, some kind of collaboration between Travis and Garland has been going on since the outset. Here’s the statement released by the pair:
"During all stages of the filmmaking, 'Dredd' has been a collaboration between a number of dedicated creative parties. From the outset we decided on an unorthodox collaboration to make the film. This situation has been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, Pete was not fired and remains a central part of the collaboration, and Alex is not seeking a co-director credit. We are all extremely proud of the film we have made, and respectfully suggest that it is judged on viewing when its released next year."