The 1975 film “Death Race 2000” was based on the premise that hit-and-run incidents would no longer be illegal in the year 2000. In fact, they would constitute the national sport, and a way to get bonus points while participating in a fictitious event named the Transcontinental Road Race.
The new millennium has come and gone and motorists still get jail time instead of Grand Theft Auto-style bonus points if they plow down a pedestrian. “Death Race 2000,” however, has become a cult classic, so it’s not surprising that a remake named “Death Race 2050” is in the works. The movie is scheduled to come out early next year.