Set in a grim and dystopian version of the near future, Death Race is the remake of the cult 1975 film Death Race 2000. Surprisingly, Tom Cruise’s Cruise/Wagner Productions is the production company of the upcoming film.
Jason Statham is cast in the role of the protagonist who is forced to race to stay out of a hellish prison.
Statham has made a career out of playing an expert car driver in B-grade films such as the Transporter series and The Italian Job. This makes him the ideal, if not so very surprising choice for the role.
The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the Resident Evil film series and the extremely horrendous DOA: Dead or Alive movie.
Watch the trailer after the jump.