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Go, Speed Racer, Go!

While taking the kids to see a movie today, I was very pleasantly surprised to see a trailer for my all-time favorite cartoon, Speed Racer.

Set for release May 9th, 2008, this cartoon-to-live-action-film is being produced by The Wachowski Brothers of The Matrix fame.

The first trailer shows a compelling mix of technology and imagery, in true Wachowski fashion. And it (so far) looks true to the 'toon, complete with Trixie (Christina Ricci) providing overhead intel, Spritle (Paulie Litt) and Chim Chim stowing away in the Mach 5's trunk, and the enigmatic Racer X (Matthew Fox) silently watching over Speed.

The only drawback? Susan Sarandon is cast as Mom Racer...

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At 17/12/07 10:31 , Blogger Sean Meade said...

what's wrong with Susan S?

At 17/12/07 12:06 , Blogger deichmans said...

What's wrong with Susan S.? I personally find her anti-U.S. rhetoric distasteful and disingenuous. And her recent interview on Al Jazeera shows that she is unrepentant in her disdain for her country.

At 18/12/07 17:34 , Blogger Jay@Soob said...

I can't watch the trailer. Is chim chim live or cg?

At 19/12/07 14:07 , Blogger Jay@Soob said...

Not sure what the problem is. No matter I caught it on youtube. Looks like it's going to be great. Looks to have maintained just enough "campiness" to honor the original.


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