Low-budget filmmaking maestro Roger Corman returns with “Death Race 2050,” a reboot of his famed cult classic “Death Race 2000” which Universal 1440 Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release direct to digital on January 17th. Today, the first trailer for the film is out.
In 2050, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road.
The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who’s half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy. Burt Grinstead, Yancy Butler, Marci Miller, Anessa Ramsey and Charlie Farrell co-star.