Gibson and Allen Enter Death Race

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MTV reported this weekend that director Paul W.S. Anderson has signed Transformers star Tyrese Gibson and The Bourne Ultimatum star Joan Allen for Death Race, which starts filming in four weeks for a September 26, 2008 release.

The two join Jason Statham in the no-holds-barred, ultraviolent car race, set in 2020. The film is an update of producer Roger Corman’s classic 1975 Death Race 2000 that featured Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine.

Universal Pictures will distribute.