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The Wachowski's (They did The Matrix movies) are making a feature film version of Speed Racer

Produced by Joel Silver and written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, the movie has plans to film in the summer of 2007 for a 2008 release. Not many details have been stated in regards to the story, beyond that it will focus on Speed Racer's adventures and his family and his archrival Racer X. In the same way the Wachowski's revolutionized filmmaking with the Matrix series, they're looking to do so again with Speed Racer:

http://www.firstshowing.net/2006/11/01/go-speed-racer-movie-go/

IMDB has Matthew Fox as Racer X (The guy from Lost if you dont know - heres a little visual aid :) )

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811080/

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I just checked IMDB.com for Christina ricci, and the first thing on her list was the Speed racer Movie. http://imdb.com/title/tt0811080/

Christina Ricci ... Trixie

Emile Hirsch ... Speed

Matthew Fox ... Racer X

John Goodman ... Pops Racer

Susan Sarandon ... Mom Racer

Kick Gurry ... Sparkie

I could understand Susan Sarandon as the Mom, but John Goodman? :P

thx

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Don't get your hopes up, but did anyone see this at the West Coast Nationals?

http://motorsportauto.com/Show/Sunday/gallery1-small/pages/P4292672.htm

HA HA HA ! ROFL

Thats freakin AWSOME !

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HERE GOES MY VOTE FOR TRIXIE :D

Leah Dizon! 20 years old and Shes BIG in Japan.

She started out as a Import Car Model.

Model, Singer, Actress, Whole 9 yards.

All I have to say is Google Search my friends, Google search.

If these photos can't convience you, I CAN'T help you :DROFL

http://www.leahdizon.com/store.php

http://www.leah-dizon.net/

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At the risk of branding myself as 'old' and/or 'ignorant', who is Speed Racer, and why should I care if they make a movie about him/her/it?

Arne, no worries of being branded as old...though I do not know your age. Speed Racer was the first Japanimation show to hit the US back in the '60s and there is still a very strong following. If you don't know Speed Racer then you likely will not care that there is a movie. For those who know and liked the cartoon it's kinda cool to see it coming back around in a new incarnation some 40+ years later. There is no way, of course, that is can ever compare with the original...as is usually the case with most things.

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For those who know and liked the cartoon....
I wouldn't really call it a cartoon; it makes me think of Peanuts or Ziggy. It's an animated TV series for sure. See here. In Japanese, his name is Go Mifune which should explain the occurances of the "G" and "M" you see on his car and clothing.

DYK- the engine in the Mach 5 could spin 24,000 RPM and had 5,000 horsepower? :eek: There were 52 episodes. Coincidence?

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DYK- the engine in the Mach 5 could spin 24,000 RPM and had 5,000 horsepower? :eek: There were 52 episodes. Coincidence?

Did you say 5,000 Horsepower 24k RPM? .... Pops racer built a mean engine back in tha day ROFL

I bought the Speedracer Mach 5 play car set (1/12 scale I think) from Japan via a comic book cataloge and it's totally cool!

It has the real Spinning Saw Blades up front that extend,

Real rubber tires (no off road belts),

Glass bubble canopy attachable,

All 4 Spring loaded Jumping Jacks underneath (you can stand it as it is on the Jacks for display),

The Falcon reconisence bird that comes out the body,

A Pariscope and even had Spriddle and Chim Chim figures I pulled out the trunk :)

~Z~

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I wouldn't really call it a cartoon; it makes me think of Peanuts or Ziggy. It's an animated TV series for sure. See here. In Japanese, his name is Go Mifune which should explain the occurances of the "G" and "M" you see on his car and clothing.

DYK- the engine in the Mach 5 could spin 24,000 RPM and had 5,000 horsepower? :eek: There were 52 episodes. Coincidence?

Wow, I had not seen the wikipedia info!! Thank you for that link. :)

Why do you say that 52 episodes is a coincidence?

For what it's worth I have them ALL on DVD!! :devious:

That explains it. While I like Japanese motorcycles, cameras, some cars and such-like, anime and manga leave me totally cold. Always have.

It's not anime like you would think of today nor what you see today. If I were to see it today for the first time I may not like it...though having grown up with it, well you know. :)

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