Posted Tue Feb 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Director G.J. Echternkamp ('Hard Candy') and legendary producer Roger Corman will be bringing Frankenstein back to Blu-ray in 2016.
In an early announcement to retailers, Universal will be releasing 'Roger Corman's Death Race 2050' on Blu-ray sometime later this year.
In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he's taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as Frankenstein, as well as Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman, Burt Grinstead ("NCIS"), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).
No other details have been revealed at this time.
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