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TOPIC: Speed Racer (2008)

Speed Racer (2008) 11 years 2 months ago #4214

Here is an upcoming production that should be on any car chase fan calendar.

It appears that the Wachowski Brothers are involved in making a live action film version of the Japanese animated television series Speed Racer.

Seems to be too good to be true but recent news reports indicate that this is the case: Sibs built for 'Speed'

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GO SPEED RACER! 11 years 2 months ago #4217

I remember fondly watching a few episodes on Cartoon Network many years ago. Speed would leap out of his Mach 5 and freeze while the theme song ends with the line, "Go Speed Racer! Go Speed Racer, gooo...!" And then there were those races along steep mountain roads, that mysterious opponent Racer X, the cheesy dubbed lines, and the lovable secondary characters. Ahh...the sweet smell of nostalgia.
Vince Vaughn's rumoured to play Racer X, and he was the one who proposed it in the first place. Keep your fingers crossed...
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Re: Speed Racer (2008) 10 years 8 months ago #4844

Just a quick update on the production's status:

Shooting commences in June 2007 and much of the principal cast has already been determined. With John Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Christina Ricci in the line up we can expect the film to be a comedy. There is even talk that Speed Racer will receive a G certificate which kinda sucks for car chase/racing fans since any car crash scenes will be more than likely toned down for the sake of the kids.

No artwork or promo images out yet.
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Re: Speed Racer (2008) 10 years 8 months ago #4846

Count in Matthew Fox (from the convoluted TV series Lost) as Racer X and Kick Gurry (from the car chase music video Addicted to Bass) as Sparky.
http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=3487

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Speed Racer First Look 10 years 7 months ago #4966

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Just found some fresh impressions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEgsJk4n ... er&search=
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Re: Speed Racer (2008) 10 years 7 months ago #4979

Thanks for the update, heavymett. That was a good report. Apparently, they are going to shoot the racing sequences through green screen in much the same way as Sin City and 300 was shot. Should be an interesting aesthetic.
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