EXCL: The Death Race Poster!

Statham spills blood on the blacktop August 22nd

Paul Bartel’s 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000 gets a 2008 jolt in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Death Race. The locale of the game is different but the conceit is the same: Race. Kill. Simple enough, right? Courtesy of Universal Pictures, presents your exclusive first look at the one-sheet.

Jason Statham (Crank) stars as Jensen Ames, a race car driver who is framed for murder, tossed in the slammer and forced into the titular game. Donning the moniker “Frankenstein,” and wearing a metallic visage, Ames races for freedom…so he thinks. Tyrese Gibson, Joan Allen and Ian McShane star.

And just a friendly reminder, Universal has set up a sweepstakes ( where you can enter to win a trip to the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con and make an appearance in the Race DVD.

Oh, and in case you missed it, read our visit to the Death Race set here!

Click below for a hi-res version!

Source: Universal Pictures