A Death Race Prequel August 12, 2009 Paul W.S. Anderson to explore his Frankenstein! A prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson’s Death Race is currently in the works. Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, interview) has been hired to write a script, based on a story by Anderson. The script will delve into the past of the driver known as Frankenstein. Created for Paul Bartel’s original 1975 cult classic, Death Race 2000, Frankenstein was played by the late David Carradine. In the film, history said that his face was mangled by so many car wrecks he had to wear an intimidating mask. Carradine returned to Anderson’s remake briefly to voice the new Frankenstein before he was replaced by Jason Statham’s Jensen Ames.