Paul Anderson + Death Race 3000 = Just Shoot Me Now

Published 9 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm,

death race 2000 vette Paul Anderson + Death Race 3000 = Just Shoot Me NowOh, joy.

Some brilliant person has given Paul W.S. Anderson the green light to write and direct a remake of the B-movie classic Death Race 2000. Now Paul is the guy who brought us the [sarcasm on] wonderful [/sarcasm] Alien vs. Predator and such gems as Soldier and Event Horizon.

Now I’m not saying that Death Race 2000 is Citizen Kane, not by a longshot. It was a cheaply made, campy, violent Roger Corman flick, but it was fun, dammit. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that “3000″ won’t be. Oh, it’ll probably try to be cool, edgy, gory (well, sorta, since they’ll go for the PG-13 rating, guaranteed), but it won’t succeed (unless you’re 15 or so).

Sure, the guy’s movies make money (but only if you include overseas box office), but how many properties are the studios going to let this guy trash?

Yeesh.

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  1. LOL @ Vic

    Your comment about Paul Anderson in TMB was the best, no love at all for the guy eh Vic? :twisted:

  2. Nope. His style and mine certainly do not match. :x

    Vic

  3. Remaking a camp classic like that is inconceivable; did these guys happen to see the Rollerball remake, or more importantly, the reviews for it?

    Whatever… if there’s one thing we can count on from Hollywood, it’s a refusal to learn from history.

    Brian