Jason Statham in Death Race 2000 Remake

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm,

jason statham Jason Statham in Death Race 2000 RemakeJason Statham has officially signed on to star in the upcoming remake Death Race 3000.

There is good news and bad news in regards to this. The good news is that I think Statham is perfect for this type of movie. I haven’t heard what role he’ll be playing, but my guess would be that he’ll play the character called Frankenstein in the original movie (Death Race 2000).


The bad news is that this is being written and directed by Paul Anderson. I gave my initial reaction to this news here, and it certainly wasn’t positive.

Among the films that Anderson has been responsible for are Soldier, Event Horizon and Alien vs Predator, not one of which I would even use the word “good” to describe them. It’s a bummer too, as /Film points out this could be a really cool movie, but the odds are stacked against it and I’m pretty sure the opportunity will be wasted.

Source: /Film

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  1. I was thrilled when I heard Anderson has taken this over simply because I thought that would mean that he would not be involved with Transilvania. I don’t have a vested interest in Death Race but Transilvania is a game and story I love so I feel your pain about his involvement.

  2. I don’t find that the problem with most action movies is the action itself, rather it’s story and dialog.

    Vic

  3. Ah, but it DOES have a plot, just no specifics. :-)

    Vic

  4. With action movies, it’s hard to pin down its difficulties to any director as most of the stunt and action sequences are down to the 2nd unit director. Unless there’s an actor in the frame, most directors aren’t even on the set.

  5. Of course not. Those are just components of a movie. I’m talking about why a particular action movie might fail as a WHOLE.

    Action sequences alone do not necessarily make an action movie a good one.

    Vic

  6. At the moment I am working on a movie with no plot. It involves the assassination of a diplomat but no mention of his political leanings, or those of his assassin, is made. The idea is that global agencies are interchangeable and so specific countries and political agendas are negligible. Its the Maguffin theory: who cares what is in the box in Heat or the suitcase in Kiss Me Deadly or Pulp Fiction? It is only a device to drive the action along.

  7. Does a car chase or a fight sequence have a plot?

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