Death Race is going to Rock

June 3, 2008


Remember the jokes when you’re driving around and you say “Oh, jeez, if I’d have hit that English nanny pushing a carriage full of bumbling youngsters, I’d have earned 38 points!”  Maybe you say it a little differently, but you get the idea.  Anyway, that’s the idea behind the original and the remake of “Death Race.

Paul W.S. Anderson, not to be confused with the much lamer Wes Anderson, is making yet another completely effing radical movie.  He already has under his belt (which has 9 holsters and 15 grenades and 3 knives also on it) Mortal Kombat, the Resident Evil movies, and Alien v. Predator.  This is going to be a metal-and-blood sandwich slathered in fiery, pyrotechnic gravy with a side of fries.  I like fries.

He’s remaking Death Race.  The original Death Race has a significant cult following, and for good reason.  It’s a movie about racing cars designed to kill because the way you win a death race is by killing a whole bunch of people.  If you are French, this is a commentary on the violent, exhibitionist nature of American Sport.  Good thing you are not.

Below is a photo gallery of recently released production stills for the film.   Fun fact, the huge, tank-esque, chaos machine is called “The Dreadnaught.”  Vroom.