Jason Statham's Death Race - Could This Actually Be Good?
I'm starting to actually wonder whether Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race with Jason Statham could actually be good?! Maybe this is the year for racing movies? I don't imagine anyone was actually thinking that Resident Evil's Paul W.S. Anderson could remake the 70's cult classic Death Race 2000 into an enjoyable film, but remarkably it doesn't look half bad so far. We need to see a trailer before making any final decisions, but these new photos, courtesy of MTV, actually look quite promising. Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson aren't exactly terrible, but it's Anderson that worries me the most. Anyway, everyone should take a look at a few of these new photos and judge for themselves whether Death Race looks good or not.
I know these are a few days old, but I just recently took a closer look and had a change of heart. Hence why this is more about asking what you think about them. Have these new photos changed your mind?
I'll admit that right now that I think this looks awesome. My reasoning is that although I know Anderson isn't the best director out there, he has usually delivered fun and enjoyable entertainment at its finest, especially with Resident Evil and Soldier. I'm currently still riding on a high from Speed Racer and strapping real gritty guns onto cars and racing in a prison gets me excited. We all know the story and script in this is going to be pretty bad, but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun "balls to the wall" action flick. I just want some mayhem and madness and I think Death Race will deliver on that front. Am I wrong?
Death Race is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, of Mortal Kombat, Soldier, Resident Evil, and Alien vs Predator, with a screenplay written by J.F. Lawton, of Under Siege, Blankman, Chain Reaction, and Dead or Alive. The film is a remake of the 1975 cult classic B-movie Death Race 2000 directed by Paul Bartel and starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Death Race arrives in theaters on August 22nd.