Death Race 2, the prequel trailer online
First thing that needs to be said about Death Race 2 is that it's going straight to DVD and Blu-ray, second is that it's a prequel to the first prequel that we saw from Paul W.S. Anderson who writes this but doesn't direct, and the last is that there are some surprising names in here – Sean Bean, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, with Luke Goss, Robin Shou and Tanit Phoenix.
Still, it's a sequel to an Anderson film that he's not directing, that doesn't sound that good.
Roel Reiné is the director of Death Race 2 and he's previously directed...well...nothing I've heard of, but he has directed some nine other films and plenty of television, so perhaps it has more hope than other Paul W.S. Anderson non-directed sequels, which I can't even believe I'm categorising like that.
Death Race 2 might have some nice name checks to it and statistics behind it, but it's going direct to DVD and Blu-ray and the original wasn't that great anyway.
Here's a blurb for the film:
In the very near future, the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones launches the ultimate reality show, Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it. When Lucas signs up to be a driver, the stage is set for the birth of a legendary racer.
Make up your own mind with this trailer.