The Death Race series is a car combat franchise encompassing a series of films and other media centered on a reality show set in a prison, where inmates race against each other in order to win their freedom. Death Race is a cult action film. In the near future, the ultimate sporting event is the Death Race. Contestants score points for running people down as they speed across the country. The sport has crazed fans who sacrifice themselves to the drivers. A covert group is trying to bring an end to the immoral Death Race and has infiltrated one of their followers into the race as a navigator of the top driver. In the end, the lives of the competitors, the President and the Death Race itself are in peril. The screenplay was based on the short story "The Racer" by Ib Melchior. Death Race is a remake although director Paul W.
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Death Race is a American dystopian action thriller film written and directed by Paul W. Though referred to as a remake of the film Death Race which in turn is based on Ib Melchior 's short story "The Racer" in reviews and marketing materials, director Paul W. Anderson stated in the DVD commentary that he thought of the film as something of a prequel. A remake had been in development since , though production was delayed by disapproval of early screenplays , then placed in turnaround following a dispute between Paramount Pictures and the producer duo Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner the latter was the producer without Cruise in the film.
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