A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that producer Roger Corman and star Manu Bennett will be bringing their highly-anticipated adventure Death Race 2050 to New York Comic Con. The producer and actor will be present for a Q&A panel session and an autograph session on Thursday, October 6. Today, we have our first look at the exclusive poster that will be showcased at NYCC. This one-sheet will be made exclusively available at NYCC on Thursday, October 6 during the autograph signing, which is set to take place from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM at Autograph Table 20.
In the not-too-distant future, 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.
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
This all-new film stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as Frankenstein and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman. The cast also includes Burt Grinstead (NCIS), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar). The film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp (Hard Candy) from a script by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda) and G.J. Echternkamp, and produced by Roger Corman (Death Race 2000) and Luis Llosa (Anaconda).
The original Death Race 2000 was released in 1975, starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. In 2008, Universal Pictures released a Death Race remake, which starred Jason Statham, Joan Allen and Tyrese Gibson, which spawned straight-to-video sequels Death Race 2 in 2011 and Death Race: Inferno in 2013. Take a look at the NYCC poster for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 below.