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Speed Racer hits theaters in 2008

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 12th 2006 2:02PM

speed racerSpeed Racer only lasted one year? That's what IMDb seems to indicate. The Japanese import is so much a part of popular culture I assumed it had lasted longer than that. Regardless, the popular cartoon was around before my time, so I know very little about it, save for little bits of information I've picked up here and there. If you're older than myself, however, or you fell in love with the show while watching it in reruns, you may have already heard that a live-action film versions of the cartoon is in the works. Larry and Andy Wachowski, the brothers behind the Matrix movies, will write and direct the project, which is slated for a 2008 release. The brothers apparently have big plans for the racing sequences, and given the ever-duplicated special effects of the Matrix trilogy, I'm more than a little curious to see what they have up their sleeves. I'm a little bummed out that it's live-action rather than animation, but The Matrix was essentially a live-action cartoon in many ways, so maybe this could work.

[via Toon Zone]

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Wachowski's DreamScapeAxis Movie
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"DreamScapesAxis" or " The Axis" is the secret project the Wachowski's were once considering until they were pressured by Warner Bros to do Speed Racer. However, all hope is not lost, "DreamScapesAxis" is a likely candidate for the Wachowski's next project. According to Scooper Patricia, the Screenplay is supposedly being re-written and is claimed to surpass the Matrix in terms of ingenuity and is highy sought after. However, the Writer explicitly wants only the Wachowski/Silver team to develop it.

November 12 2006 at 11:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Best Speed Racer line ever: "Ah, its a monkey attack!"

November 12 2006 at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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