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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Speed Racer and the Mach 5 Come to the Big Screen in Live Action

One of my favorite shows when I was younger was Speed Racer, and today, thanks to Gizmodo, I learned the Wachowski Brothers are turning it into a movie starring Matthew Fox and Susan Sarandon. When I was a kid, everyone on my block including my two brothers and me wanted to drive Speed Racer's Mach 5 convertible. I even had a Mach 5 Hot Wheels car. I can't wait to see it on the big screen.

Here's hoping the movie turns out exciting and family friendly.

Watch the Speed Racer press conference on YouTube.

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posted by Nick Senger at 6:39 AM

Comments on "Speed Racer and the Mach 5 Come to the Big Screen in Live Action"


Anonymous Faith said ... (Saturday, June 09, 2007 5:08:00 AM) : 

Hmmmm. I am usually very cynical about movies of beloved old tv shows. I loved Speed Racer as a child. My mom would never let us watch tv during the school year. We were only allowed to watch it during the summer when we were hot and bored. But our neighbor across the street used to let her kids watch tv. So I and my sisters would get home from school, greet our mother and then ask if we could play at our neighbor's. We'd get to watch Speed Racer and Ultraman that way! Ah! The taste of forbidden fruit is so much sweeter.

I am waiting for the reviews on this one.


Anonymous stefanie said ... (Monday, June 11, 2007 6:40:00 PM) : 

Go Speed Racer! Go! Who's Sarandon going to play? She's a bit too mature for Trixie.


Blogger Nick Senger said ... (Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:32:00 AM) : 

Susan Sarandon will play Mom Racer and John Goodman will play Pops Racer. I remember Pops from the animated series but I don't remember Mom.

Christina Ricci plays Trixie, and she looked exactly like her in the press conference.


Anonymous stefanie said ... (Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:56:00 PM) : 

Oh, I hadn't watched the conference yet, Ricci does look like Trixie! I don't remember Mom Racer either. Should be a fun movie.


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