Writer Tries To Put The Brakes On Death Race Did Paul W.S. Anderson steal his Death Race idea from another car racing and crashing movie? But more importantly, aren't all car movies since the 90s a little similar, anyway? Writer Adam Stone is filing a lawsuit against the director and producers of Death Race , claiming they stole the idea from a film called Joust , which he pitched to both Anderson and Jeremy Bolt. Stone is even going as far trying to get a court order to stop the film from coming out this Friday. Strange, I don't remember any dueling ostriches in Death Race . Universal has declined comment on the lawsuit. [The Hollywood Reporter ]