Lionsgate has set a release date for its 3D comic book adaptation Dredd to Sept. 21, 2012.

Based on the popular "Judge Dredd" comic book series, Dredd, is directed by Pete Travis and stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, and tells the futuristic story of a powerful cop in Mega City One, a city that runs down the entire east coast of America.

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Dredd will launch the same weekend as Sony's Hotel Transylvania and a week after Sony/Screen Gems' Resident Evil: Retribution, both of which will screen in 3D.