Universal Starts Production on ‘Death Race 2’2 Mar, 2010 By: John Latchem
Principal photography began on Death Race 2 Feb. 13 in Cape Town, South Africa. The film is a prequel to the 2008 remake of Roger Corman’s 1975 thriller Death Race 2000, and depicts the origins of the brutal death race, a free-for-all demolition derby between ruthless prisoners that gives the winner a chance at freedom.
The latest in the DVD Originals line from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Death Race 2 stars Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Sean Bean, Danny Trejo, Frederick Koehler and Lauren Cohan, and is directed by Roel Reiné, who recently directed Fox’s direct-to-video movie The Marine 2.
The script is by Tony Giglio, from a story by Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed the remake.
Previous titles in the DVD Originals slate include multiple installments in the “Bring It On” and “American Pie” franchises, as well as Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior and Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball.