Prisoners Burn Rubber and Shoot Lead in 'Death Race 2' Trailer

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It makes complete sense that Ving Rhames is at least partly responsible for the whole "Death Race" thing.

Actually, we're getting ahead of ourselves, let's put it in reverse.  First of all, yes, there is a "Death Race 2," and Shock Till You Drop has the trailer for your scrutiny.

"Death Race 2" looks to be a prequel to the 2007 remake starring Jason Statham, going back in time to at least try to explain why there's armored cars with mounted machine guns and oil slicks in a maximum security prison.

The cars will definitely steal the show, but the cast looks like it will put up a good fight for the spotlight.  Surprisingly, Rhames is not a prisoner here but the warden -- and he has big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of Joan Allen's amazing foul-mouthed turn in "Death Race."  You also get Danny Trejo (natch), Luke Goss (the head reaper from "Blade II"), Sean Bean (double natch) and a hot chick.

"Death Race 2" is due out on Blu-ray and DVD before the year's end.  You will own it.