Universal Pictures has announced a schedule change concerning their upcoming remake of Death Race 2000. The Paul W.S. Anderson directed film, entitled simply Death Race was originally set to open on September 26th, 2008. It will now open this summer on August 22nd, 2008.

Jason Statham leads the cast of this action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world's most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. 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.

Also starring in the film are Tyrese Gibson, Joan Allen, and Ian McShane.