DEATH RACE 3, the latest entry in the surprising franchise from Universal Pictures, is currently filming in and around Cape Town, South Africa. The sequel, starring Luke Goss, Dougray Scott, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Fred Koehler, Robin Shou, Hlubi Mboya and Tanit Phoenix, is once again directed by Roel Reine and written by Tony Giglio. So if you liked part 2 (and it certainly had its cheap thrills), you'll most probably appreciate part 3's shameless pleasures.
A new synopsis for the flick has come to light, and even though it reads just the way you thought it would, we thought we'd share it anyway:
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?
"Universal's first two Death Race films have garnered an ardent global following that is eagerly awaiting a new chapter in this riveting saga," says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. "Death Race 3 will exceed their expectations with even more explosive action, elaborately outfitted cars, inventive weaponry and death-defying stunts that have made the franchise such a huge fan favorite."
DEATH RACE 3 still doesn't have a release date, but you'll probably see it sometime in 2012. Keep your eyes peeled; in the meantime, just enjoy this lovely photo of star Tanit Phoenix.