McShane Talks Death Race Remake

Ian McShane confirms to Empire Online that Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Death Race” remake at Universal Pictures is a prison film.

“This is even more violent. This is set in the future, it’s like NASCAR to the death inside prison. On TV. And I play the guy who runs the race, coaches the racers, from inside prison. It’s a lot of fun.” says McShane.

Roger Corman’s 1975 classic, “Death Race 2000,” featured a cross-country car race of the future in which pedestrians were run down for points. The rmake takes place in the year 2020, and stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Joan Allen. It hits cinemas next September.