First Quick Trailer for Roger Corman's Racing Reboot 'Death Race 2050'
"Welcome to the Death Race!" Ready for another race? A quick trailer has debuted for Roger Corman's latest low-budget, D-movie, titled Death Race 2050, an updated "reboot" of the classic, infamous Death Race 2000. The original film was released in 1975 and sort of launched the career of Sylvester Stallone. It's still actually a cult classic today, which is why this reboot makes no sense, especially after they already remade this into Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race a few years ago. Death Race 2050 brings back the character of Frankenstein, played this time by Manu Bennett, who takes on drivers in the deadly, violent cross-country road race. This also stars Malcolm McDowell, Burt Grinstead, and Marci Miller. Start your engines.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, found on YouTube:
In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he's taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot. Death Race 2050 is directed by G.J. Echternkamp, of Frank and Cindy and Virtually Heroes previously. The script is written by G.J. Echternkamp and Matt Yamashita. Produced by the legendary Roger Corman. Death Race 2050 heads right to Blu-ray/DVD starting January 17th, 2017 early next year. Anyone interested in this?