Over at their site, the boys at FirstShowing have some new groovy images from the upcoming “Speed Racers” to get you ready for the Wachowski’s “oh my God is this a movie or am I tripping balls?” action-adventure film about a kid and his really, really fast car. The pictures will appear in an upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, including an article that talks more about how the film was shot, the Wachowski brothers’ motivations, and maybe why one of them decided to become a woman. Okay, probably not that last part, but one can only hope.
Originally titled Mach Go Go Go in Japan, the TV show was brought to America in 1967 and renamed Speed. Now 41 years later, the same two guys who brought us The Matrix are back to bring us even more groundbreaking, edge-of-your-seat entertainment in the live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon series. We hope by now you’ve seen the latest trailer; even if you have, check out these photos and more importantly read the article – you might realize there’s more to Speed Racer than you originally thought.
Get your speed on May 9 2008.
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