A new Death Race movie is in development. But Death Race 2 isn’t a sequel to the film starring Jason Statham, it’s actually a movie prequel to Death Race! The film, titled Death Race Frankenstein Lives, is based on a script written by Tony Giglio. It seems director Paul W.S. Anderson won’t be returning to helm the film, but he is still on board as producer.
DEATH RACE 2
Thanks to a casting call sheet we have more details about Death Race 2, aka Death Race Frankenstein Lives:
“Newly arrived at Terminal Island, a prison for the most nonredeemable of convicts, CARL ‘LUKE’ LUCAS must prove his mettle in a race to the death…”
[CARL “LUKE” LUCAS]
In his 20s-30, handsome and confident, with a hint of danger, Lucas has been in trouble since the age of 12. Right-hand man to a notorious mobster for twelve years, he is sent away for life
after killing a cop in the course of robbing a bank. Offered a deal by the DA if he turns state’s evidence, Lucas opts to take his chances behind bars, where he soon captures the attention of a violence-peddling television producer. Possessed of some serious driving skills, assertive, strong, and charismatic, Lucas is a natural fit for the ultimate test, aka, the “Death Race.”..
In her 20s – early 30s, a model turned journalist, September is is “insatiably ambitious and eye-poppingly gorgeous,” a woman who knows how to use what she’s got to get what she wants. She’s callous and self-serving, dressed provocatively, with the soul of an ice-pick, but the brains to know how to market violence to the masses. When ratings for her gladiator-style television show begin plummeting, September is quick to come up with the “Death Race” concept, thrilled by its stunning success.
[ELIZABETH JAYNE CASE]
In her 20s – early 30s, and sexy, she is a card girl for the fight matches, later a navigator when the prisoners are forced to test their driving skills. Intelligent (valedictorian of her high school class), decent, with a good heart, Case landed in prison after killing her abusive cop husband. Quick to come to the aide of girl in peril or help Lucas outwit an adversary, she’s a courageous, admirable young woman. Teamed with Lucas for a death race, the chemistry soon heats up between the two…
In his 30s – 60, bold, opulent and self-indulgent, the CEO and Founder of the Weyland Corporation, he is a opportunist at best, a man who makes millions on the backs of others. Clearly not immune to September’s come-hither charm, he agrees to produce a televised gladiator-style series of fighting matches, later disappointed by the ratings. However, he’s quite impressed when September’s idea for a race to the death has the viewers tuning in again…
Filming of the movie Death Race 2, aka Death Race Frankenstein Lives, is scheduled to start end of February 2010.
Because it’s a prequel, Jason Statham is unlikely to be involved in this new Death Race movie… So I’m not that much impatient to watch Death Race Frankenstein Lives…