Frankenstein gears up for another Death Race
By Patrick Luce Jan 2, 2012, 14:41 GMT
Death Race 3 is filming in and around Cape Town, South Africa, and will see Luke Goss (Death Race 2 and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army) stepping into the driver’s seat as the global TV spectacle, Frankenstein - the greatest Death Race driver of all time.
The all-new original feature film from Universal 1440 Entertainment is directed by Roel Reiné (Death Race 2, Scorpion King 3), produced by Mike Elliott (Death Race 2, Smokin’ Aces 2:Assassins Ball) with Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt serving as executive producers.
Inspired by Roger Corman’s cult classic thrill ride, the screenplay is by Tony Giglio (Death Race 2). The film is an official South African/German Co-Production between Universal Pictures Productions GmbH and Moonlighting DR3Production (Pty) Ltd, shot in South Africa and co-produced by Genevieve Hofmeyr, Marvin Saven, and Ralph Tuebben. The film’s production team includes director of photography John Shields (The Last House on the Left).
Along with the return of Goss, the film will once again feature Danny Trejo (Death Race 2, Machete, “Sons of Anarchy”), Ving Rhames (Death Race 2,Mission: Impossible franchise, Pulp Fiction), Fred Koehler (Death Race 1 & 2, “Lost”), Robin Shou (Death Race 1 & 2, Mortal Kombat)and Tanit Phoenix (Death Race 2, “Femme Fatales”). Also, joining the action are Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II, “Heist”) and Hlubi Mboya (How to Steal 2Million).
SYNOPSIS: Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew, Lucas is plunged into an all-new competition more vicious than anything he has experienced before.
Pitted against his most ruthless adversaries ever, Lucas fights to keep himself and his team alive in a race in South Africa’s infernal Kalahari Desert. With powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat, will Lucas’ determination to win at all costs mean the end of the road for him?