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Here he come, here comes SPEED RACER...he's a demon on wheels.


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#1 of 76 Robert Floto

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Posted November 01 2006 - 10:28 AM

It looks like Speed will finally be hitting the screen in a live action film from the Wachowskis! Posted Image

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Posted November 01 2006 - 12:08 PM

First Michael Bay with Transformers, now the Wachowski bros with Speed Racer. What can we expect next?
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Posted November 01 2006 - 12:16 PM

Umm... Robert Rodriguez does Space Ghost?
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Posted November 01 2006 - 01:00 PM

Hey, I'll see anything the W Brothers do.
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Posted November 02 2006 - 12:57 AM

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#6 of 76 Robert Crawford

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Posted April 14 2007 - 06:47 PM

Ricci on board to play Trixie and some of the other cast members are mentioned in the following link.

http://movies.yahoo.....658103100.html


However, the big question for me is who is going to play Racer X? I hope they're not arrogant enough to think that he shouldn't be a part of this live action film.

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#7 of 76 Egbert Souse

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Posted April 15 2007 - 04:47 AM

I think Ricci is an excellent choice for Trixie,she kind of resembles an anime character with those big eyes.Very Excited about this movie,hope it lives up to my expectations.

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Posted April 15 2007 - 05:20 AM

If they alter the design of the Mach 5, even by a little, the movie will fail.

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Posted April 15 2007 - 06:42 AM

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First Michael Bay with Transformers, now the Wachowski bros with Speed Racer. What can we expect next?

Quentin Tarantino's Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot.
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#10 of 76 Todd H

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Posted April 15 2007 - 06:53 AM

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First Michael Bay with Transformers, now the Wachowski bros with Speed Racer. What can we expect next?

Brett Ratner's Smurfs movie. Posted Image

#11 of 76 Raasean Asaad

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Posted April 15 2007 - 03:22 PM

Nope,

James Cameron's Star Blazers
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Posted April 16 2007 - 12:26 AM

Paul W.S. Anderson's......well...anything after that wouldn't be unexpectedly stupid.
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Posted April 16 2007 - 07:34 AM

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If they alter the design of the Mach 5, even by a little, the movie will fail.

Nah, a little is OK. They just have to keep what people remember. It MUST have two points on the front end and it MUST be white with the red "M" on the hood. Everything else is negotiable.
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Posted April 16 2007 - 08:04 AM

Who's playing Spridel and Chimchim!!??
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Posted April 16 2007 - 08:42 AM

I like Ricci as Trixie and John Goodman as Pops, but Emile Hirsch as Speed kills any anticipation I might have had for the product.

Unless it includes the Car Acrobatics Team
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Posted April 21 2007 - 09:26 AM

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I like Ricci as Trixie and John Goodman as Pops, but Emile Hirsch as Speed kills any anticipation I might have had for the product.

Unless it includes the Car Acrobatics Team
What's wrong with Hirsch playing Speed?

It looks like Matthew Fox is going to play Racer X.


Fox tunes up for Warners' 'Speed' ride
19 April 2007 (The Hollywood Reporter)
Larry and Andy Wachowski have added another two passengers to their Speed Racer vehicle.

Matthew Fox is in final negotiations to play Racer X in the live-action update of the 1960s cartoon for Warner Bros. Pictures and producer Joel Silver.

In addition, Aussie actor Kick Gurry is in negotiations to play Sparky, Speed's hippie mechanic.

http://pro.imdb.com/.../tt0811080/news

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#17 of 76 Brook K

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Posted April 21 2007 - 07:14 PM

Hippie mechanic?! Have these people ever seen the show?

Sparky wears high heels for cryin' out loud. Nothing about his character suggests "hippie".

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What's wrong with Hirsch playing Speed?

Speed has Jet Li level martial arts skills. As a live action character he should have credible physicality. That's hardly Hirsch. Of course if Matthew Fox is playing a super secret agent/world class car driver, credible hardly seems what the producers are going for.
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Posted April 22 2007 - 02:57 PM

If we see the Car Acrobatic team then who will play Snake Oiler. Better yet, who will play Inspector Detector.
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Posted April 22 2007 - 05:08 PM

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Speed has Jet Li level martial arts skills.
Posted Image Since when? The Speed I remember from the series was average in all things but his driving.
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#20 of 76 Brook K

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Posted April 23 2007 - 04:37 AM

Numerous times, he would take out gangs of baddies with flying kicks and fisticuffs. He was also a pretty good investigator who generally did Inspector Detector's job for him.

I've got all the DVD's so I've seen every ep within the last 3 years. I'm not speaking from distant childhood memories.
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