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

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.

Death Race is in theaters August 22nd.