Crazy Speed Racer Photos + Info!

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speed racer dec1sm Crazy Speed Racer Photos + Info!Here are some crazy, but cool, Speed Racer photos. USA Today got the exclusive first look at the Wachowskis return to the big screen. The movie, based on the popular, and in my opinion, a bit trippy, cartoon, is a big budget adaptation, which opens next May 2008. And the movie looks to be equally trippy!

The Wachowskis have said they wanted to do a “kids” movie, so the film will likely be rated G, but maybe PG. The film stars Emile Hirsch as Speed, Matthew Fox (from Lost) as Racer X and Christina Ricci as Trixie.

The movie was shot entirely green screen, with some real props, like the Mach 5. See more photos after the jump! Yes, the kid and chimp are in it, too, and everything looks quite authentic, which is bizarre!

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Source: USA Today

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  1. Suddenly I’m interesting in this one. Looks like it’ll pop right off the screen.


  2. Wow! One way to do a movie that you think nobody’ll give a damn about is to juice it up with special FX!! Suddenly I’m interested in this movie,looks cool! (In the back of my mind tho,this sorta reminds me of Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” flick)

  3. This looks strange. A bit too childish maybe?


  4. Thanx,Adrian. I too hope it’s better than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,which was a dumb idea to make anyway,especially when the original was so entertaining and well remembered. Heck,most people probably don’t even know there was a remake. ;-)

  5. KEL, hit the nail on it’s head,IMHO. Hope it’s better than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  6. You know its amazing I thought the same thing Vic.
    Its visually like that remake in a Wachoski reboot kinda way. They are sticking to cannon and they love the roto-scope shots. Remember Speedy had those in the opening title song.
    This could be a sleeper mega-hit.

  7. Second that thought too, Steve.

  8. I watched “Into the
    Wild” yesterday and was completly blown away by the acting in the film as well of course the story…
    I’m watching this adventure this guy is on he’s basically done with colledge, society and his abusive parents and he sets out on the
    road in search of happiness away from the ratrace.
    Without giving anything away. The entire film was basically this guy in every shot.
    He carried the entire film and was brilliant. It was like watching the birth of the next great actor, think I’m wrong check it out!!
    Anyway today it hits me!

    Emile Hirsch was that guy!!

    Emile Hirsch is (Speedracer)!!!!!

    This is great news for this new Speedracer film. I can’t believe how great this film is going to be !!
    Such a great cast!
    Iron Man, Speedracer, and the Dark Knight all in one year that’s amazing.

  9. It’s nothing but a big advertisement for Gas guzzling sports cars.

  10. Georgia Indiana are you thinking of Knight Rider?

  11. Personally, I enjoyed this movie very much. Cool special effects, good cast. I think they did the cartoon proud!
    (Also, it didnt hurt that Emile Hirsch was casted as Speed =D )