The Lionsgate comic book adaptation Dredd has hit a serious snag, with director Pete Travis leaving the project in the middle of post-production. Screenwriter-producer Alex Garland is said to be taking over the project in the editing room, and may seek a director's credit.

Dredd wrapped principal photography earlier this year and it seems the producers and executives in charge of the production were not pleased with the footage Pete Travis was delivering. Another insider claims that, while Pete Travis isn't involved in the post-production process, he is still keeping tabs on the project.

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There is also the possibility that Dredd may undergo reshoots, although it isn't known who would direct. Dredd doesn't hit theaters until September 21, 2012, so there is still plenty of time for this matter to be sorted out.

Alex Garland may go after a directorial credit, along with producers Andrew McDonald and Allon Reich. It is said that a final decision about the producers seeking directorial credit will be made as the movie nears completion.