There's nothing like mowing over some pedestrians to get the blood pumping. Way back in 1975, Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine starred in Death Race 2000, a B-movie where drivers ran over people for points. While many never saw and have no idea about the film, I think we've all talked about accruing points by hitting random things with cars. It would've been cool to re-visit the story for the actual year, but a few more have passed and we're now getting the sequel -- Death Race. As we've told you -- Paul W.S. Anderson is writing and directing the film, Jason Statham is starring and Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane and Joan Allen of all people have alsosigned on to the cast. What else is there? A love interest, of course.

The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Natalie Martinez, a relative unknown who has only modeled for J-Lo's clothing line and done a slew of episodes over the last few years on TV's Fashion House and Saints & Sinners, is negotiating to co-star. This incarnation sees a future where prison inmates in America are forced to complete in death races. (This is reminding me of that one Angel episode...) Statham only has a few weeks left on his sentence when he's got to take the wheel. Martinez would play a gal named Case, who is his navigator and helps him plan a prison escape. I'm guessing he'd rather escape than plow down people, otherwise the dude is quite dense to try and escape right before he'd be legally released. And it's definitely a good cast for Martinez to hop onto. Where will the Death Race take her?
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