Comic-Con ’07: Death Race Update!


Paul W.S. Anderson talks about the new film

Resident Evil: Extinction writer/producer Paul W.S. Anderson gave an update today at Comic-Con about his next project, Death Race at Universal Pictures.

The film is an update of producer Roger Corman’s classic 1975 Death Race 2000 that featured Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine.

The new version, starring Jason Statham, will be played as a straighter movie but will have a witty social commentary on reality TV. It won’t be as campy as the original, said Anderson. Everyone is back – Frankenstein, Machine Gun Joe, etc. Anderson added it would be brutal, a very violent race to the death.

The Universal Pictures release begins shooting in four weeks for a September 26, 2008 release.