Death Race 2 (formerly Death Race: Frankenstein Lives) is a film directed by Dutch filmmaker Roel Reiné, written by Tony Giglio and Paul W. S. Anderson,and starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo and Sean Bean. Death Race 2 is a prequel to the 2008 film Death Race,which, although marketed as a remake of the 1975 film Death Race 2000 (based on Ib Melchior's short story "The Racer"), has been described as a prequel, making Death Race 2 a prequel to both films.
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The film explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas (Luke Goss), who died in a race at the beginning of the first film, from Luke's beginning as a bank robber until his death in Death Race.
On November 13, 2009, casting began for the prequel. On December 7, 2009, it was announced that Roel Reiné would direct the film.On January 5, 2010, Luke Goss was announced for the leading role as Carl "Luke" Lucas, who becomes "Frankenstein".
Principal photography began on February 13, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.The film was shot in an abandoned cement factory near the poor townships outside Cape Town.