Resident tough guy Manu Bennett (Spartacus, Arrow, Shannara Chronicles), is gearing up for the re-imagining of Roger Corman’s classic exploitation drive fest, Death Race 2000.
As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, production has already begun on Death Race 2050, which is shooting in Peru. Directed by G.J. Echternkamp from a script he co-wrote with Matt Yamashita, Death Race 2050 sees Bennett stepping into the role of Frankenstein, while Malcolm McDowell will star as The Chairman.
In a statement, Roger Corman expressed his excitement for this new extension of the Death Race franchise.
“This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally.”
Death Race 2050 will be released later this year on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter