Ahh Death Race 2000, a film that Grand Theft Auto owes so much too.
Well the Roger Corman original which has gone down as a massive cult film over the years recently spawned a sort of remake starring Jason Statham, but this addition which will be called Death Race 2050 is more or less a full reboot, is promising to be a full throttle ride of mayhem.
Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit Franchise) as Frankenstein, as well as Malcolm McDowell (Halloween) as the Chairman, Burt Grinstead (“NCIS”), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Southound), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).
“In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.”
The film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp from a script by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda) and G.J. Echternkamp, and produced by Roger Corman (Death Race 2000) and Luis Llosa (Anaconda).
This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of ‘Death Race 2000’ fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally,” says Corman. “Roger Corman’s ‘Death Race 2050’ puts the pedal to the metal to bring this enduring franchise to a whole new level.”