Date: 2006 November 07 12:47
Posted by Dallas Marshall
Larry and Andy Wachowski, creators of the hit Matrix films will bring the classic anime to the big screen in 2008. The movie will also be produced by Die Hard and Matrix producer Joel Silver.
Larry and Wachowski, creators of the hit Matrix films will bring the classic anime to the big screen in 2008. The movie will also be produced by Die Hard and Matrix producer Joel Silver.
Speed Racer was created by Tatsuo Yoshida and was one of the first anime shows to be imported to the United States.
The show followed the adventures of a young man named Speed Racer who rode a souped-up car named the Mach 5. Speed battled evil doers with the help of his allies; His parents, Mom and Pops Racer, his girlfriend Trixie, and his little brother Spritle, and who could forget his pet monkey Chim Chim. Speed also had other friends that he could rely on such as Sparky the Mechanic, and the mysterious Racer X.
Silver says the Wachowski's will revamp Speed Racer into something the whole family can enjoy. "They are approaching these racing scenes in a way you've never seen before," Silver told the Hollywood Reporter. "They wanted to do something that could appeal to everybody.