Director Paul W.S. Anderson is working on Death Race. It is actually a remake of Death Race 2000, a 1975 film that starred Sylvester Stallone.
Jason Statham will have the lead role in the new Death Race movie.
The film should be released in August 2008.
Here below a first look at Death Race. It features Jason Statham driving a hyper-boosted race car:
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In a future America, prison inmates are forced to compete against each other in a driving arena. The prison warden (Joan Allen) coerces a prisoner with only weeks before his release (Jason Statham) into becoming a driver. The prisoner becomes a crowd favorite known as Frankenstein. (Source: Wikipedia)
I'm glad to know Jason Statham will star in this remake. With movies like the Transporter or the Bank Job Jason Statham has proved that he is a great actor!