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Although the majority of our fanboy energy has been devoted to all things Transformers-related, we still have a bit left over for the upcoming release of the live action version of Speed Racer. With Senors Larry and Andy Wachowski at the helm, the potential for excellence runs high, and judging by the acting talent they've enlisted, we doubt this will be a dud.
Still, as buzz-worthy as Speed and his pals may be, one defining characteristic of any soon-to-be-released flick is its own microsite, which Speed Racer hasn't had until now. The site just went live and the majority of the content focuses on the recent press event held in Germany where the Mach 5 was unveiled. There's a brief synopsis of the characters and the struggles that will unfold during the film, plus bios of the actors involved, but until they post a trailer, we'll say that it's only for the hardest of hardcore Speed fans.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The casting for this movie is beyond perfect, every single actor looks exactly like the cartoon character. My only complaint is that John Goodman and Susan Sarandon are older than I would ever imagine Speed's parents being. Granted, Emile is not 18 (I don't think), so the age difference is shifted upwards, but I dunno... Speed's mom was a MILF on the show, but she isn't one in the movie haha.

      Actually, I guess I do have one more complaint. The Mach 5 lacks buttons on the steering wheel. Perhaps the mechanisms are digital and display on the dash, but I still would have liked a mechanical button.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am such a huge fan of SR, and I think a live action version directed by the W. bros is the perfect way to pay homage too and remember that seriously campy cartoon. I don't mind if it is mostly CG, as long as there is plenty of real exciting action.

      Can't wait.