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Producer Roger Corman's cult classic film DEATH RACE 2000 gets a millennium overhaul with director Paul W.S. Anderson (EVENT HORIZON, RESIDENT EVIL) behind the wheel. Jason Statham (THE TRANSPORTER, THE BANK JOB) plays Jensen Ames, a prisoner who is serving a sentence for a crime that he didn't commit. But in this futuristic society, Ames can compete for his freedom with a victory in a brutal three-day race.
Joan Allen (THE ICE STORM, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY), Tyrese Gibson (BABY BOY, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS) and Ian McShane (HOT ROD, TV's DEADWOOD) co-star in this high octane chase film.
From director Paul W.S. Anderson comes Death Race an 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.
Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein - a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill - Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island's warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell.
His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country's toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.
* ...you'll find this a slick throwback in the DOOMSDAY mould. Tearing across the screen with all guns blazing... - Total Film