If you’re one of the few people dying to see more of Paul W.S. Anderson’s remake of “Death Race” (hey, don’t laugh, there might be one or two of them out there, you never know), here are a ton of new looks at the movie, including star Jason Statham and a bunch of other dudes and one very eye-pleasing grease monkey.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Jason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world’s most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the “Death Race.”
Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn’t commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein — a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill — Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island’s warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell.
His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country’s toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.
Starring Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Joan Allen, Robin Shou, Jacob Vargas, Max Ryan, Robert LaSardo, Frederick Koehler, Janaya Stephens, Natalie Martinez, and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
The race is on August 22, 2008.
More pics over at Filmz.ru. Thanks to ‘Dan’ for the heads up.