Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.
- Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Impact Pictures, Relativity Media, Scion Films, H2S2 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft
- Keyword: prison, martial arts, car race, dystopia, matter of life and death, street race, remake, prison guard, prison escape, exploding building, vehicle combat, car crash, car fire, action hero
- Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan