Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths of ’70s America.
The 2008 remake, simply titled Death Race, was passably entertaining junk that removed the original’s razor sharp edges. But now, the film is being remade again as Death Race 2050 and it’s bringing a cinematic icon along for the ride: original producer and B-movie legend Roger Corman.