Frankenstein is back, and he's packing some heat! This October, fans can take the wheel with the iconic half-man, half machine to celebrate the brand new installment in the renowned cult franchise at New York Comic Con. To celebrate the announcement, we have the first set photo from Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, which teases the heat this race car legend will be packing.

Fans will be able to join legendary filmmaker Roger Corman and action star Manu Bennett at an exclusive panel and autograph signing on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This precedes the movie's Blu-ray and Digital HD release in 2017. Roger Corman is seen in the first sneak peek photo, giving Frankenstein's classic era machine gun a once over before it gets put to the test on set.

That's right, drivers! It's time to start your engines for the ultimate competition in Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, a pulse-pounding reboot of the original cult classic Death Race 2000. To prepare for the highly anticipated release, fans will have the opportunity to get an exclusive first look at the all-new action-packed epic adventure at the "Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 - The Future Is Now" panel.

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Join Academy Award-winning producer Roger Corman and the film's star Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as they dive deep into the legacy of the cult classic and personally introduce the latest outrageous chapter in this twisted world of car racing. The panel happens between 4-5 pm with the autograph signing taking place immediately afterwards going from 5:15-6:15 pm. It all goes down at the Javits Center, 655 W.34th Street, NY 10001. It will be held in Panel Room 1A06.

Filled with full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 takes place in the not-too-distant future where America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein - but little does he know he's taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.

This all-new film stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman, as well as Burt Grinstead ("NCIS"), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar). Take a look at the first photo, then prepare for a full-on Frankenstein freak-out this October courtesy of Universal Home Video.

<strong><em>Death Race 2050</em></strong> Photo
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