Jason Statham is in talks to topline “Death Race,” a remake of Roger Corman’s cult classic being made by Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Released in 1975 as “Death Race 2000” and starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone, the movie told of a dystopian future America in which the president presides over an ultraviolent road race from New York to Los Angeles.
One of the ways that drivers score points is by mowing down innocent bystanders using their heavily armed cars.
Paul W.S. Anderson is writing the script and directing the futuristic actioner which Cruise/Wagner are producing. A late summer/early fall start of production date is targeted.