Loved Death Race? How do you feel about Death Race 2?

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Universal Studios has announced Death Race 2 has began principal photography a few weeks ago in Cape Tow, South Africa, and promises to bigger and bolder than the the first movie.  Although you shouldn’t let the title of the movie fool you into thinking this is a sequel. Instead, Death Race 2 will be a prequel to Paul W.S. Anderson’s remake of the Roger Corman flick.

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.

You can also cancel any plans you had about camping out in the theater line waiting for opening day, as this is a direct to DVD release.

via Universal Studios