Thursday, February 21, 2008

Speed Racer Video Game Trailer Released

This is a Wii video game trailer from Speed Racer

Speed Racer Video Game Trailer

SPEED RACER Screened This Week

speed racer posterAin't It Cool News (AICN) got the joy of screening the Speed Racer movie early. This early screening of the Wachowski Bros. movie left a skeptic movie goer highly impressed.

The man was able to view the screening from Warner Bros. and sent AICN a copy of his review. It's nice to see that the action is intense and they have held up their promise to make it a "living cartoon."

There's a few spoilers in the review but it's not like Speed Racer is a mystery flick or anything.
"This seriously is the biggest surprise for me this year, because I thought I was going to hate this movie."
- Movie reviewer

Monday, February 18, 2008

Speed Racer Screenshots for Nintendo Wii and DS

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The first screenshots for the Watchowski Brothers Speed Racer film are out for the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.
The car is not just a normal car, it has 4 independent turning wheels and jump jacks that allow you to jump, flip the car and perform “car fu” moves to take out other drivers. More information and first screens inside.

After uncovering the corrupt influence of Royalton Industries and smashing all his opponents in The Crucible, Speed Racer returns for his second year on the racing registry. However, this time, the illustrious World Racing League Cup is up for grabs. Who will be the fastest, most cunning racer to win the title is unknown. Watch out for Cannonball Taylor who has revenge on his mind, while choosing allies like Racer X, to overcome the challenges that this year’s circuit has to offer.

Wii Features:
  • Choose from 20 different driver / car combinations, from Speed Racer and the Mach 6 to Cannonball Taylor and the GRX.
  • Experience 13 different tracks across 5 vibrant environments.
  • Drive at speeds of up to 375 MPH across incredible tracks that have loops, corkscrews, jumps, and other obstacles and challenges.
  • Utilize “The Zone” to boost your speed up to 500 MPH and gain an advantage on the track.
  • Master car-fu combat, using your T180 racecar as a weapon by smashing, jumping, flipping, and spinning. (source)

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Speed Racer Comic Book Creator

Speed Racer Comic Book Creator features authentic, fully-licensed art, with more than 300 action-packed screen shots, professional templates, clip art, word balloons, caption boxes, fonts, colors, animations, and more! You can even add your own sound effects to bring your race story to life!

Speed Racer Comic Book Creator is drag-and-drop simple. Just create your storyline, populate it with vivid Speed Racer screen shots or digital images you upload, add some gripping dialogue and exciting animations, and you’re ready to publish!

Speed Racer Comic Book Creator files can be printed on any printer, attached to email, posted to web site or blog, or even published as a flipbook!

Fox Talks Speed

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Count reclusive Matrix creators Larry and Andy Wachowski among Lost's obsessive fans.

So when it came time to cast the role of mystery man Racer X in their adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series Speed Racer, they naturally braked for Matthew Fox.

"I didn't know Speed Racer at all," Fox admits. "I went into the meeting (with the Wachowskis) never knowing anything about Speed Racer. I wanted to work with the Wachowskis. That meeting went great and I went home with a script and I got the source material and watched a lot of Speed Racer. And the script blew me away. Then I went after the role. I went back to L.A. and I really went after it. I wanted it."

"It's a game-changer, in my opinion," Fox says of the bleeding-edge technology utilized to translate the source material's surreal landscape to the big screen. "(The digital cameras) are amazing and the information that they're capturing and then what can be done with that information in post-production is extraordinary ... It's unbelievable what it looks like. (...more)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Matthew Fox stays mum with Lost and Speed Racer

Bob Thompson interviews Lost heart-throb Matthew Fox and tires to pry some information about the new season of the popular TV hit and his new role in the much anticipated Speed Racer

Matthew Fox said keeping quiet has become an occupational necessity. He has to stay mum over the plot points for the series Lost and now he’s being “foxy” about info on the sci-fi film extravaganza Speed Racer.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

First Look at the Speed Racer Battle Morph Mach 5

When a movie like Speed Racer is coming out, you just know that there will be plenty of toy cars released to tie in to the film. Toy News International has provided us with the first look at the "Battle Morph March 5" which comes with a 5" scale Speed figure.

The toy features "jump-jacks" to pop up on two wheels, and with the push of a button, it shoots out a stream of saw blades, in addition to numerous other weapons. (source)

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