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DEATH RACE prequel in the works

by Eli Reyes

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A prequel is in the works for director Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race, which grossed $70 million worldwide in 2008. Tony Giglio(Timber Falls/Chaos) has been hired to write a script, based on a story by Anderson, which would unveil the origins of the deadly, high-octane game. The film will be produced by Anderson and Jeremy Bolt's banner, Impact Pictures.

The script is said to delve into the past of the driver known as Frankenstein, originally played by the late David Carradine, in Paul Bartel's original 1975 cult classic, Death Race 2000.

In the film, history said that his face was mangled by so many car wrecks he had to wear an intimidating mask. Carradine returned to Anderson's remake briefly to voice the new Frankenstein before he was replaced by Jason Statham's Jensen Ames.

Giglio is in line to possibly direct the prequel, as he will first serve as a second unit director on Anderson and Bolt's Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Source: ShockTillYouDrop

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