A slew of new photos have been released by Universal for the new Death Race movie directed by the infamous Paul W.S. Anderson. I don’t have the time to dig into this right now, but it’s starting to look like they’ve dropped the “3000” from the title. If that’s true, it at least drops the “cheese factor” on the title. Whether that transfers to the movie…
It will be interesting to see how this one stacks up against the original Death Race 2000 which starred David Carradine and (seriously) Sylvestor Stallone. While some movies don’t hold up well 30 years later, that one still does as a violent but funny satire about society’s hunger for violent entertainment. Will this one retain any of the wit of the original?
Somehow I doubt it.
Death Race opens on August 22, 2008.