Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. See the full list. In , amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing but now dead champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release?
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Details: , USA, Cert 15, mins. Direction: Paul WS Anderson. Genre: Action. Summary: An ex-con is forced to participate in an inhuman but popular car race to the death, watched by millions on TV. Off the Leith: A film about racing to the death should be pretty exciting, right? Prepare to be disappointed. Turn autoplay off Turn autoplay on. Jump to content [s] Jump to site navigation  Jump to search  Terms and conditions .
Death Race is a American dystopian action thriller film written and directed by Paul W. Though referred to as a remake of the film Death Race which in turn is based on Ib Melchior 's short story "The Racer" in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as something of a prequel. A remake had been in development since , though production was delayed by disapproval of early screenplays , then placed in turnaround following a dispute between Paramount Pictures and the producer duo Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner the latter was the producer without Cruise in the film. Death Race was acquired by Universal Studios , and Anderson re-joined the project to write and direct. Filming began in Montreal in August , and the completed project was released on August 22,
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