I am unfamiliar with Roger Corman’s Deathrace 2000, which apparently pit David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone opposite one another in a race where drivers accumulated points for running over pedestrians, but hearing that I think I will be making a run to the video store.
This also gets me particularly interested in the fact that AVP and Resident Evil director, Paul W.S. Anderson is readying his own version of the film, which is currently being set up for Paramount Pictures and titled Deathrace 3000.
The Anderson version is already said to be taking on a slightly different vision than the original as he tells Variety that he is planning a mix of Road Warrior and road kill.
He went on to say, “The original was so much about decimating pedestrians that the actual race was almost irrelevant, and I want to restore that,” Anderson said. “Set in 2020, ours is an ultraviolent, no-holds-barred race with heavily armed Escalades, Ferraris and Aston Martins.”
Anderson was also optimistic in the speed in which he thinks this will get started and seems extremely excited about the project, “Films I’ve written to direct have always been very quick transitions to production, and I expect this one to do the same… Deathrace will kick ass.”