Death Race Trailer: Jason Statham Profiles & Exploding Cars

Published 7 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm,

death race trailer Death Race Trailer: Jason Statham Profiles & Exploding Cars

The first, and hopefully only, Death Race trailer has been released. Why do I hope it’s the only one? Because this one gives away so much of the plot that there’s almost no reason to go watch the movie.

Death Race is a remake based on the cult classic Death Race 2000, made way back in 1975 when the year 2000 still seemed like “the future.” The original is the sort of film that I believe is OK to be remade, because it was a campy, cheesy B-movie that has nowhere to go but up. Don’t get me wrong – while very violent for the day, it was a ton of fun. It starred David Carradine as the masked “Frankenstein” and Sylvester Stallone as one of the racers.

For a while this was titled Death Race 3000, but I’m not sure why since it seems to take place in the not-too-distant future.

The original film made a statement about society’s obsessive need to be entertained at ever higher levels of intensity, culminating in a cross-country race where drivers received points for murdering civilians by running them over with their race cars. This version is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who has brought us such gems as the first Alien vs Predator, Resident Evil and Soldier.

People haven’t been expecting much from this, however the trailer looks like it will deliver what it sets out to give: Tons of action, sexy women, tough guys and stuff blowing up all over the place. If you don’t want pretty much the entire plot given away, you might not want to watch this trailer, which contains more shots of the hero in direct profile than I think I’ve ever seen in my entire life.


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Death Race opens on August 22, 2008.

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  1. Ooookay. So its like a Fugitive-MadMax-PrisonBreak-Gone-In-Sixty-Seconds-[generic-Jason-Statham-car-based-flick (and I like Jason Statham)], and as noted, missing any of interesting social commentary of its predecessor (unless there’s a commentary in there i missed about…uh, persecution of ‘British’ NASCAR drivers?)

    What sort of women’s prison are those women supposedly from…Pussycat-Dolls Maximum Security?

    While Statham can make these sort of flicks and seemlessly blend right back into (relatively) higher-brow fare like “The Bank Job” … Joan Allen, why are ya slummin’ ’round these here parts?

  2. by the way i think it will look better than the very disgusting speed racer because statham is a very good actor and it has a great cast

  3. by the way i think it will look better than the very disgusting speed racer because statham is a very good actor and it has a great casts
    this looks like an action movie at it’s best

  4. Um, why are you comparing a R-rated, violent action movie about prisoners trying to kill each other to the PG-rated, cotton candy movie that was Speed Racer?

    Just curious.


  5. Sheesh man,!!!!!!
    I’m holding back salgadosroman, on that Speed Racer comment, chum….!!!
    I have MAJOR problems with this *remake* uhg!

    KEL, check out the original version of Death Race 2000!!

    The original had some great “new world order” themes and the reason the Death Race was allowed was because the “state” ruled the World and gave this death race as the only voilent social outlet.

    In the original…
    The Death race was held once a year and (this time) certain factions were using the race to take out the nwo leader. (Ah great stuff).
    How convienant that that’s been taken out and this “Running Man” plotline is in its place…?! BS! I say! (IWEYS!)

    I love Statham so I’ll get this on dvd but I won’t be part of its theatrical opening. ;-(….!

  6. Guys, this isn’t Death Race the remake…Its the bloody Twisted Metal movie I always wanted

  7. “by the way i think it will look better than the very disgusting speed racer because statham is a very good actor and it has a great cast…”

    Very Disgusting Speed Racer? What does that mean? Statham is a good actor? Thanks for the laugh buddy, I really needed it!

  8. I agree with most here, the Speed Racer crack wasn’t necessary. I like Statham but I’m not too sure about this one. I’ll have to see something more before I make up my mind.

  9. cool, that was a fun movie

    err…i mean trailer.

  10. all news