The cast of Death Race 2 has been announced. The film is starring Luke Goss in the lead role as Frankenstein, Ving Rhames, Sean Bean, Danny Trejo, Frederick Koehler and Lauren Cohan. Director Roel Reine will helm the project based on a script by Tony Giglio. Death Race 2 will actually be a prequel to the Death Race movie starring Jason Statham.
Universal also gave away the synopsis of Death Race 2:
“‘Death Race 2’ takes place in the very near future, as the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island.
Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones launches the ultimate reality show, Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom if he can survive to enjoy it. When Lucas signs up to be a driver, the stage is set for the birth of a legendary racer.”
Unfortunately Death Race 2 won’t have a theatrical release… It will be released directly to DVD, so I’m a bit worried regarding the quality of the movie because I guess the budget of Death Race 2 will be limited…