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DEATH RACE 2000 is a 1975 cult film directed that was directed by Paul Bartel, and starred David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. The film takes place in a dystopian American society in the year 2000, where the murderous Transcontinental Road Race has become a form of national entertainment. Then back in 2008, the film was remade by director Paul W. S. Anderson under the title of DEATH RACE which spawned a couple of direct to DVD sequels in 2011 and 2013.
We have learned that another DEATH RACE is already in production in Peru under the direction of G.J. Echternkamp. The film will be titled DEATH RACE 2050 and will keeping to the spirit of the 1975 original. With original producer Roger Corman on board the new movie will star Malcolm McDowell. Matt Yamashita co-wrote the flick along with Echternkamp.
DEATH RACE 2050 is said to contain "full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor."
"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 favorite 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 McDowell as the Chairman, Manu Bennett as Frankenstein, Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler and Charlie Farrell.
We will keep you updated on DEATH RACE 2050 as it unfolds.