Manu Bennett leads Death Race 2050 in first trailer for Roger Corman's latest film

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Oct 7, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT

If you’ve been waiting for a true successor to Roger Corman’s Death Race 2000, the wait is over. This looks so ridiculous, so cool, and oh so fun.

The first trailer for Death Race 2050 has been released, offering up the first look at the legendary director’s latest project. Forget Paul W.S. Anderson’s slick 2008 reboot. This flick looks like a true throwback to the grindhouse style of filmmaking, with practical effects that would’ve been right at home with the visual flourish of Corman’s Death Race 2000 way back in 1975. It looks downright silly in the best possible way.

The film stars Arrow alum Manu Bennett as the fan-favorite driver Frankenstein, and as the man who turned Deathstroke into one of the most menacing figures on television, he seems right at home barreling through the Death Race.

Check out the film’s synopsis here:

The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who's half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy.

Death Race 2050 is set to hit digital and home release in January 2017.

Check out the trailer, which made its debut at New York Comic Con, below and let us know what you think: