Death Races Onto DVD

For a straight-to-DVD movie, Death Race 2 has certainly got an impressive cast

Universal has announced that Death Race 2 – the prequel to Paul WS ( Resident Evil ) Anderson’s 2008 remake of Roger Corman’s 1973 film Death Race 2000 – has started principal photography in South Africa, reports Coming Soon . But you won’t be seeing it on the big screen, because this is destined to premiere on DVD. For a straight-to-DVD movie, though, it has a pretty impressive cast – Luke Goss ( Hellboy II: The Golden Army ), Ving Rhames ( Con Air , Pulp Fiction ), Sean Bean ( Sharpe , The Lord of the Rings ), Danny Trejo ( Planet Terror , Burn Notice ), Frederick Koehler ( Oz , Touching Evil ) and Lauren Cohan ( Supernatural ). Roel Reiné will direct from a screenplay by Tony Giglio based on a story by Paul WS Anderson, which details the origins of the Death Race and the life of Frankenstein, who will, of course, go on to become the greatest Death Racer ever.