I just love coming across news like this, especially after a family weekend when my groovy sister turns me on to a Tarantino movie like Death Proof with Kurt Russell. In the spirit of Grindhouse movies, Universal is remaking Death Race 2000. You may remember the 2K killer death count car race flick from 1975, complete with David Carradine and Sly Stallone? It was a Roger Corman production, where drivers scored points for taking out pedestrians.
You can check out more on Paul W.S. Anderson’s (AVP, Resident Evil) Death Race at Bloody-Disgusting.com. The horror website has interviews with Anderson, stars Jason Statham and Natalie Martinez as well as a visit to the set. Here’s the plot from imdb:
Ex-con Jensen Ames (Statham) is forced by the warden of a notorious prison (Allen) to compete in our post-industrial world’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
In the spirit of ADHD, the movie brought back memories of W.C. Fields road rage scenes in the 1932 movie, If I Had A Million. One last note, don’t forget to set the DVR to record NBC’s Fear Itself, which debuts this Thursday at 10 p.m.