If you’re a fan of the Death Race franchise, you’re in luck, because director Roel Reine is back again with a new trailer for Death Race 3: Inferno. The property kicked off in 2008 with Jason Statham as a prisoner racing against other inmates to win his freedom. The follow-up film was a prequel, introducing Luke Goss as the seemingly invincible racer, Frankenstein. Death Race 3: Inferno sees the return of Goss as Frankenstein as the competition now heads to a new locale: South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and be sure to pick up Death Race 3: Inferno on Blu-ray and DVD early next year.
Famous for his role co-starring in Fox’s House M.D. for the last eight seasons, Jesse Spencer will now be on the front line of the Dick Wolf drama, Chicago Fire. The NBC pilot will hopefully set off a dramatic series that follows the professional and personal lives of the firefighters in Chicago’s Firehouse 55. Spencer has been cast as Matthew Casey, a natural leader who was born to be a firefighter. A recent separation from his wife, however, causes friction in his personal life. Hit the jump for more on Chicago Fire as well as recent additions to more upcoming pilots.
EFish Entertainment has contracted Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames, Luke Goss, and Rebecca Da Costa to star in the independent thriller Seven Below. Speaking as a sucker for any movie that bends time and space, the logline provided by Variety sounds pretty cool:
“Story centers on a group of strangers brought together when a terrible storm leaves them stranded in a house in the woods where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior. The group seems trapped in a ghostly time warp, and history is repeating itself.”
Kevin Carraway will direct from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Smith; Warren Ostergard, Brianna, Lee Johnson, and Eric Mark Fisher (“EFish” himself) are producing. Production was initially scheduled earlier this year in New Mexico before a change in the state tax credits lured EFish to Cincinnati. The new start date is next month.
With Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 remake of Death Race having success at the worldwide box office and on home video, Universal decided to make a prequel and they’re releasing it this week under the banner of “DVD Originals from Universal Studios Home Entertainment Productions.” While the remake starred Jason Statham as Jensen Ames, the prequel stars Luke Goss, Sean Bean, Tanit Phoenix, and Danny Trejo. The film is an origin story for the character of Frankenstein.
Anyway, I recently got to speak with most of the cast and after the jump you can watch my interview with Ving Rhames. In Death Race 2, Rhames plays the head of a the media company that airs the race (he’s like a Rupert Murdock). During the interview we talked about how he got ready for the movie, what kind of research he does, what films do people always want to talk to him about, the Blu-ray cover for the film, future projects like Dying to Live, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch:
With Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 remake of Death Race having success at the worldwide box office and on home video, Universal decided to make a prequel (called Death Race 2) and they’re releasing it this week under the banner of “DVD Originals from Universal Studios Home Entertainment Productions.” While the remake starred Jason Statham as Jensen Ames, the prequel stars Luke Goss, Sean Bean, Tanit Phoenix, and Danny Trejo. The film is an origin story for the character of Frankenstein.
Anyway, I recently got to speak with most of the cast and after the jump you can watch my interview with Luke Goss and Tanit Phoenix. They talk about what it was like to film in South Africa, the stunts and the weapons, what’s the difference between the rated and unrated editions, their future projects, and a lot more:
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog announced today that actor Sean Bean will be joining Luke Goss in Universal’s Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, a sequel/prequel to the car-racing action flick by Paul W.S. Anderson.
As reported previously, the new movie, produced by Anderson and directed by Dutch filmmaker Roel Reine, focuses on the original Frankenstein (Goss) that Jason Statham’s character took over the role of in the previous Death Race entry. Bean joins Lauren Cohan, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Frederick Koehler on the project. Written by Tony Giglio, the latest lap in the Death Race franchise is being included as part of Universal’s DVD Originals banner, a line of original home entertainment films that includes the recently released Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball.
Universal has sent out a press release announcing the start of principal photography and with new casting info. Hit the jump to read the release and for thoughts on the newest contestant joining the Death Race.
Discovery aired a behind-the-scenes special on the upcoming Tekken movie and thanks to the magic of YouTube, most of it is online. While all the images and footage from the Tekken movie makes me think it’s going to be another terrible movie based on a video game, I’ll admit to being impressed with the behind-the-scenes footage. That’s because rather than focus on the plot and story, the special focuses on French actor Cyril Raffaelli and his amazing abilities as a free runner and what he brought to the film. If you’re not familiar with Raffaelli, he did stunt work on Hitman, Transporter 2, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Angel-A and a number of other action movies. You also might know him from his work in front of the camera as the lead in District 13 and District 13: Ultimatum.
During the behind-the-scenes footage he revealed Tekken has 9 major fight scenes and some of them have over 50 moves. Even if the film is terrible, some of the fights are going to probably be very cool. If you’ve been looking forward to Tekken, or just want to see how the stunt work was done, hit the jump.
Moviehole revealed today that actor Luke Goss will be taking on the title role in Universal’s upcoming Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, a direct-to-DVD sequel/prequel to the 2008 film by Paul W.S. Anderson.
The new film focuses on Luke, newly arrived to prison after killing a cop during a botched bank robbery. Once on Terminal Island, Luke goes behind the wheel to race his way to freedom and becomes the Frankenstein character that Jason Statham’s character ends up taking over the role of during the events of the first film. Tony Giglio wrote the script for the prequel and Dutch filmmaker Roel Reine takes over directorial duties from Anderson, who elected not to return for the next lap of the Death Race series.
Hit the jump for some thoughts on going for another Death Race.