Jason Statham stars in new Death Race movie
Death Race is a loose remake of Death Race 2000, the schlock classic starring David Carradine (Frankenstein) and Sylvester Stallone (Machine Gun Joe Viterbo). It’s set in a similar future post-industrial wasteland, where the most popular sport is a brutal cross-country race with no rules and points awarded for murdering innocents – and the more innocent the better.
Ordinarily I don’t like remakes but the starring presence of Jason Stratham will make this a fun movie to see over dinner and drinks. His modified Mustang (below) is outfitted with chain guns, flamethrowers, and grenade launchers.
(picture copyright Universal)
The release is scheduled for August 22 2008, although that may change if release dates have to be moved around to mitigate the (possible) upcoming actors strike.
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In the meantime, here are several Jason Stratham movies for the Driving Enthusiast. You may also want to keep an eye out for Transporter 3, which is currently in post-production and is expected to premier on November 26th. Jason reprises his role as Frank Martin, and of course the Frenchie Police Inspector/Chef is back as well.
And of course the classic Death Race 2000: