Mad Max: Fury Road meets Fast & Furious in the first trailer for Death Race: Beyond Anarchy.
With the popularity of the Fast & Furious series showing no signs of slowing down, it's easy to forget all about the Death Race series. The original film, Death Race 2000 starring Sylvester Stallone released in 1975, is regarded as a cult classic. Set in a dystopian America, drivers competed in a televised cross-country race scoring points for running over innocent bystanders and wrecking each other's cars. A remake simply titled Death Race starring Jason Statham was released in theaters in 2008 and achieved moderate box office success.
But while Fast & Furious continues to smash Box Office records, Death Race's sequels have been relegated to straight-to-DVD releases on supermarket shelves. An action-packed trailer has just dropped for the fourth film in the series, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, and it looks like a mash-up of Fast & Furious and Mad Max: Fury Road, featuring destructive car stunts and gratuitous gore.
Releasing on DVD and BluRay on January 30, 2018, the film stars series newcomers Danny Glover, who also stars in the Lethal Weapon TV series, and Zach McGowan, as well as returning regulars Danny Trejo and Fred Koehler. The star car of the trailer appears to be a Chevrolet Camaro with mounted machine guns. Even a post-apocalyptic Volkswagen Beetle gets in on the action, although we suspect it won't survive for very long. Death Race: Beyond Anarchy looks unashamedly cheesy and ridiculous, but could be worth a watch if you like your car films to be loud and full of crashes and explosions. This is probably the closest we're going to get to seeing a Fast & Furious film set in the apocalypse.