|release date||August 22 2008|
|director||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|writer||Paul W.S. Anderson|
|starring||Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Joan Allen, John Fallon, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan, Jason Clarke, Fred Koehler|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisJason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race. Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein -- a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill -- Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell. His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.
With the exception of EVENT HORIZON – and maybe RESIDENT EVIL – director Paul W.S. Anderson has quickly become labeled by horror fans as one of the worst A-list directors in Hollywood. Quickly jumping in the trend of remakes, Anderson has popped out his version of the classic 1975 film, DEATH RACE 2000, entitled simply DEATH RACE. While remaking a film over 30 years old with new technologies seems like not only an obvious and inherently good idea, but it also seemed like a no-brainer. Any chump should have been able to deliver an action-packed, power punch of adrenaline… but we’re not talking about anyone, we’re talking about Paul W.S. Anderson. …Read More