An outrageous action-packed reboot of the 1975 cult satire ‘Death Race 2000,’ is currently in production in Peru, with iconic indie producer Roger Corman (‘The Little Shop of Horrors,’ ‘Machine-Gun Kelly,’ ‘Pit and the Pendulum’) back as producer.
Filled with full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humour, ‘Death Race 2050’ drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers.
In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favourite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.
‘Death Race 2050’ stars Manu Bennett (‘Arrow,’ ’The Hobbit’) as Frankenstein, as well as Malcolm McDowell (‘The Artist,’ ‘A Clockwork Orange’) as the Chairman, Anessa Ramsey (‘The Signal,’ ‘Footloose’), Burt Grinstead (‘NCIS’), Marci Miller (‘Viper’), Folake Olowofoyeku (‘The Beaver’), Yancy Butler (‘Hard Target’) and Charlie Farrell (‘Cantar’).
“This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humour of the original, fuelled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally” said Corman.
Actor/filmmaker G.J. Echternkamp (‘Hard Candy,’ ‘Frank and Cindy’) is in the director’s chair, directing from a script by Matt Yamashita (‘Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda’). Roger Corman is co-producing with Luis Llosa (‘Anaconda’).