Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Speed Racer Score Composer

"Lost" composer Michael Giacchino will guide the music for "Speed Racer." By taking a glance at Michael Giacchino's resume, Comics 2 Film was able to find out the composers involvement on the project.

Michael Giacchino has also worked on Pixar's "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille."

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hi-Res Poster of Speed Racer

The Hi-Res poster for Speed Racer is officially online. This is not the lenticular poster (here) mentioned earlier but rather the standard print version. Click for larger image.

speed racer poster hi-res

Christina Ricci Chimes in on Speed Racer

Christina Ricci as Trixie, flying her helilcopter sat down with Christina Ricci (Trixie) and was able to talk Speed Racer.
She has seen a clip reel that the Wachowski Brothers put together, and says, "Oh, God, it is amazing. I know it sounds kind of cliche to say it looks like nothing you have ever seen before. But that is the truth. They have filmed all of the driving scenes in a new way, and they really exciting. The film also has a great emotional element too it. It is very fun. It will be the true definition of an event movie."

About her character, she told me, "Trixie is a ...great role model for girls. She gets to do all of the same things the boys get to do. She fights, she drives, she even flies a helicopter. I would say that this is the most fun I have ever had on a set. I hope we get to do it again."

So, there will be a sequel? "I hope so. I would do it again in a minute if they asked." (source)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Speed Racer 3-D Movie Poster

speed racer posterAlex at First Showing ran into a nice find at their local movie theater. It's the lenticular Speed Racer poster. Lenticular posters have a "pop" to them that make objects stand out and Alex can explain it better than I can.

I like the tagline: "...a world built for Speed."

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Speed Racer Trailer in HD

speed racer helmet

Moviefone has the addition of the HD Trailers for Speed Racer. Watch the 480, 720, or 1080 versions to get the highly detailed race scenes and sets that were shot in the new full-focus digital style.

By going through and seeing the detailed frames you can get great shots of Chim Chim, Racer X (Matthew Fox), and the individual race cars. A few of the Speed Racer photos are below and you can view the entire collection as a slideshow.

speed racer track

speed racer family

speed racer emile hirsch

volcanoe race wreck racer x. 2

speed racer throwing stars

speed racer desert montage

Speed Racer Trailer Now Online !!

The first Speed Racer trailer is online and it looks fantastic! The Wachowski's held true to their word and kept the "Anime" look of the original cartoon series. With bright lights and even brighter colors we get a chance to step into the world of Speed Racer and finally see the race scenes and characters in their outfits.

First Speed Racer Images Released

Emile Hirsch in the Speed Racer outfit

USA Today has released the first images from the highly anticipated "Speed Racer" movie. The Wachowski's have gone technology and gadget crazy creating this all-green screen update of the famous Japanese '60's cartoon.

We get our first look at Emile Hirsch behind the wheel of the Mach 5 as well as in his racing gear. Racer X (Matthew Fox) and Trixie (Christina Ricci) make an appearance along with Pops (John Goodman) and Mom Racer (Susan Sarandon). However, it's nice to see they went with a real chimp for Chim Chim instead of a CG one.

Matthew Fox (in black) is Racer X, who looks after Speed.

Emile Hirsch behind the wheel of the Mach 5, Speed's car.

Emile Hirsch behind the wheel of the Mach 5, Speed's car.

Christina Ricci, who plays faithful girlfriend Trixie.

Sprittle and Chim Chim.

There"s More....

...just click on the "Older Posts" button above to start browsing the Speed Racer Archives