Death Race

(2008)

A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race.

Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein-a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill-Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden: suit up or rot away in a cell.

His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

‘Death Race 2’ Principal Photography Has Begun

Start your engines...and load your weapons. The explosive, all-new high-octane Death Race 2 began principal photography on February 13, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. The spectacular prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson's audacious re-imagining of the Roger Corman cult classic stars Luke Goss (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army), Ving Rhames (Con Air, Pulp Fiction), Sean Bean (National Treasure, Lord of the Rings trilogy), Danny Trejo (Planet Terror, Burn Notice), Frederick Koehler (Oz, Touching Evil) and Lauren Cohan (Supernatural) and promises even more outrageously outfitted muscle cars and death-defying stunts in a deadly driving competition. Director Roel Reiné (The Marine 2, The Lost Tribe) takes the helm of the adrenaline-fueled chronicle of Frankenstein, the greatest Death Race driver of all time, in an all-out thrill ride through a dystopian future.

The screenplay is by Tony Giglio (Chaos), from a story by Paul W.S. Anderson. A top-flight production team has also been assembled, including director of photography John McKay, production designer Johnny Breedt, editor Josh Galvin and costume designer Moira Meyer.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘Death Race’ Cast Interview Featurette

Death Race opens August 22nd, 2008.

Death Race was released August 22nd, 2008.

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Check Out 5 New ‘Death Race’ TV Spots!

Universal Pictures has just unleashed five new TV Spots for Death Race. The action-thriller stars Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez and Jason Clarke. Watch all 5 TV Spots below.

Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein-a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill-Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden: suit up or rot away in a cell.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Death Race’

Yahoo! Movies has released a new behind-the-scenes look at Universal's Death Race, which hits theaters August 22. Check out the featurette below.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the action-thriller stars Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Natalie Martinez and Jason Clarke.

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New ‘Death Race’ Sweepstakes and Official Site Launched

You can be a part of an upcoming film in a very unique way. The new official website for the film Death Race and they have launched a brand new sweepstakes for the film.

CLICK HERE to enter the contest and you can CLICK HERE to visit the official website.

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David Carradine Cameo in ‘Death Race’ Confirmed

For fans of the original Death Race 2000 film, at least one of that film's stars will appear in the remake for sure. MTV Movies Blog recently spoke with Death Race director Paul W.S. Anderson who confirmed that the original film's star David Carradine will indeed make a cameo in the remake.

Death Race is due in theaters on August 22 and you can CLICK HERE for the film's trailer.

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‘Death Race’ Trailer Premieres!

Universal Pictures has unleashed the first trailer for Death Race, starring Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Joan Allen and Ian McShane!

Death Race is in theaters August 22nd.

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SET VIST PART III: Natalie Martinez Battles Max Ryan in ‘Death Race’!

You look pretty scary. What's the deal with your character?

Max Ryan: Well, he's a neo-Nazi. He's got an entourage of neo-Nazis around him, all kinds of deviant types. Basically, I'm Jason's nemesis. What I have to do is kill his wife, frame him and get him into this event, so he can become this Frankenstein character. When he finds out it was me, naturally he wants to kill me. We have three, maybe four, fight scenes throughout the film. He's not a particularly easy guy to fight. Even when it's stage fighting, it still gets pretty hairy out there. There's been a lot of stunt stuff, and a lot of really hard, aggressive fighting. It's not any kind of form of martial arts. It's brutal, steel on skin, with some pretty hard blows to the head.

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