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John Connor [Celluloid 02.18.16] scifi horror action thriller

In case you needed any more proof that reboots are happening faster than ever these days, Universal Pictures, who only rebooted Death Race 2000 with Paul W.S. Anderson back in 2008, is already in production on Death Race 2050, which looks to be, not another in their recent series, but a reboot.

The interesting thing here is that Roger Corman is on board as a producing partner and said this about the project in a statement: "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. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 puts the pedal to the metal to bring this enduring franchise to a whole new level.”

Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit) as Frankenstein, as well as Malcolm McDowell (Halloween, A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman, Burt Grinstead (“NCIS”), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Southbound, The Signal, Footloose), 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 and Luis Llosa (Anaconda).

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

Recommended Release: Death Race 2000

With info from: BD

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bc (6 years ago) Reply

So this remake is more faithful to the the original than Anderson's was.

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