If that sounds confusing, it’s because it is. Director Paul WS Anderson, the guy who relentlessly brings us big-budget B movies like Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, and Alien vs. Predator, is busy at work on a prequel to his movie Death Race, which was itself a sequel to the Paul Bartel film Death Race 2000.
After Death Race made a measly $36 million in the U.S. box office it’s hard to imagine there’s much of an audience for a prequel to the film, but Anderson has proved himself a vigilant filmmaker when it comes to making films no one wants to see.
The prequel is going to explore the Frankenstein character, a driver who, due to the many accidents he’s been in that have mangled his face, wears a frightening mask. Shocktillyoudrop tells us this about the prequel:
Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, interview) has been hired to write a script, based on a story by Anderson, to be produced by Impact Pictures (Anderson and Jeremy Bolt's production outfit). Giglio may also direct. The script is said to delve into the past of the driver known as Frankenstein. Created for Paul Bartel's original 1975, Death Race 2000, Frankenstein was played by the late David Carradine.
At this point this movie is a ways off, as Anderson is set to direct a film even fewer people are interested in seeing, Resident Evil: Afterlife. The director might not have any taste, but he certainly knows what he likes.
Source: Universal Pictures