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Sean Bean and others drive into Death Race prequel

03.01.2010

While he's probably best known as part of the FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (or the seemingly infinite "Sharpe's" movies, if you're a Brit), Sean Bean enjoys a paycheck as much as the next guy. Especially when the next guy is Luke Goss, Ving Rhames or Danny Trejo.

Bean has been confirmed as joining that list of DVD-friendly dudes for DEATH RACE 2, the prequel to Paul WS Anderson's recent remake of the Corman classic. Goss dons the pre-Statham mask of Frankenstein for the straight-to-vid flick, currently shooting in South Africa with director Roel Reiné (THE MARINE 2). Frederick Koehler (“Oz,” “Touching Evil”) and Lauren Cohan (“Supernatural”) are also part of the cast, and Anderson is producing.

The official synopsis, as per the just-received press release: DEATH RACE 2 takes place in the very near future, as the United States economy begins to decline and violent crime starts to spiral out of control. To contain the growing criminal population, a vast network of for-profit, private prisons springs up, creating a lawless subculture ruled by gangs, cold-blooded killers and sociopaths. The worst of these prisons is Terminal Island. Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas arrives on the Island to serve his life sentence just as ruthlessly ambitious television personality September Jones launches the ultimate reality show, Death Race. A brutal prison yard demolition derby that pits prisoners against each other in steel reinforced, heavily armed vehicles, Death Race offers the winner the ultimate prize: freedom — if he can survive to enjoy it. When Lucas signs up to be a driver, the stage is set for the birth of a legendary racer.

Extra Tidbit: I ambushed you with a cup of coffee!
Source: JoBlo

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