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Published 10 17, 2014
Year : 2008
Release date : 26 September 2008
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller,
Director : Paul W.S. Anderson,
Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior,
Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez,
Time: 105 min.
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Death Race is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Jason Statham.
Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 film Death Race 2000 (based on Ib Melchior's short story "The Racer") in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W.S. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as a prequel.
A remake had been in development since 2002, though production was delayed by disapproval of early screenplays then placed in turnaround following a dispute between Paramount Pictures and the producer duo Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. Death Race was acquired by Universal Studios, and Anderson re-joined the project to write and direct. Filming began in Montreal in August 2007, and the completed project was released on August 22, 2008.
In 2012, the economy of the US completely collapses, resulting in unemployment and crime rates to skyrocket, and a sharp increase of convicted criminals, which leads to privatized prisons for profit. Hennessey (Joan Allen) is the warden of Terminal Island Penitentiary, as whom she earns her profits from the pay-per-view broadcast of a modern gladiator game called "Death Race," with the prisoners as the players.
The racers, along with their navigators, drive a 3-part race over 3 days on a closed track at Terminal Island, with various pressure plates: swords activate the racers's offensive weapons, shields activate defensive weapons such as oil, smoke, and napalm, and skulls ("Death Heads") activate deadly metal traps which rise up from the track. The reward for the drivers is that if one racer wins 5 races in a row they will be granted their freedom by Warden Hennessey.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.