The Roger Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (Paul Bartel behind the camera, David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone in front) was always a guilty pleasure. (A two-beer-minimum, but still…) Now, schlockmeister supreme Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Soldier, a bunch of other shit you’ve enjoyed whilst racked with guilt) is helming a remake, simply called Death race (because we’re way past that millennial angst, plus nobody believes the earth will here in 2050, much less the year 3000) which seems to be more a mix of The Running Man and The Fugitive than the original Death Race 2000. Stone-faced Jason Statham holds the lead, while decent actors like Joan Allen and Ian McShane also pop up. Judging by the trailer, it looks like the sort of superlative crap that Anderson excels at, so while I hate to say it…this one could be fun.

14.06.2008 • Permalink