Monday, May 19, 2008

Speed Racer

Released on: May 9, 2008

Previously Announced Release Dates:
May 23, 2008

Production Companies:
Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow

Warner Bros

Status: Released

Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, Kick Gurry, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Paulie Litt, Roger Allam, Ji Hoon Jung, Melvil Poupaud, Richard Roundtree, Christian Oliver

Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Screenwriter: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Script: TV Series Adaptation

Genre: Action

About the film: Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer
Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen
film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest
for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature
other characters from the show, including Speed's family and his mysterious
archrival, Racer X.

After the success of the films in the Matrix series, the Wachowski Brothers return
to the director's chair with this adaptation of the classic cartoon. INTO THE
WILD's Emile Hirsch jumps into the Mach 5 car as Speed Racer, while John Goodman
and Susan Sarandon play his parents. Christina Ricci...

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