June 9, 2014

Death Race 4 is Coming!

The Death Race series is the little franchise that could; low budget action done in rather spectacular fashion.

The first movie starred Jason Statham as Ex-con Jensen Ames who is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world’s most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

It was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and inspired two prequels starring Luke Goss.

Death Race 2 explores the origins of the first “Frankenstein” car driver, Carl “Luke” Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Part 3 is about convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, who is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. He is only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

All three films have some great action scenes and vehicular carnage galore; the question is, will Goss or Statham return? The script is being written by Tony Giglio who penned part 2 & 3 but also directed last year’s actioner Extraction.

When I spoke to Luke Goss a few months ago he said “there is talk of doing a fourth one and I know what I want to be a part of. I really like how 2 & 3 turned out. I’m proud of them and think they were fun.

Just travelling the planet, people stop me all the time and say “Man, I love those movies. I was pleasantly surprised; I thought they were going to be Straight-to-DVD crap”. They weren’t and people loved them and if a fourth one came along then the story would have to kick arse; I mean I’d be digging it if my character was going back which was an out and out sequel to the first one which starred Jason Statham and technically Statham wasn’t the original Frankenstein.

For the next one it would be kinda cool if we went in to get 14K, Lists and get those guys out. Then I’d love to be a part of it because we’re breaking IN to prison as opposed to breaking out. That would be a great story but that’s just me talking shit. I’m certainly not against if it was a great story and a great script but it would have to be for me to do yet another one.”

So Goss is certainly up for it, however when we spoke to Tony Giglio about a potential forth entry he said: “I can tell you, DEATH RACE 4 will take place AFTER the events of DEATH RACE (2008). A sequel. No more prequels. We feel it is time to introduce new characters.

Hmm, sounds like we may not see Goss or Statham in Part 4 but you never know, we could have some old character AND some new. No word on a plot or cast as yet but just know that it is on the way and we will provide more details as they come.

Here is a little teaser…


About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.

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