Latest News on Speed Racer

June 20, 2012

Cloud Atlas Opens in October

The Wachowski's star-studded new film has been bumped up to October 26.More…

November 29, 2010

Halle Berry Starts Casting Rumors for Wachowski Brothers' Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hanks co-starring in a Wachowski brothers film? According to Berry, it could happen.More…

September 23, 2010

Details on Wachowskis' Next Movie Emerge

Vulture has gotten its hands on the script for the Wachowski brothers' upcoming film, and is sharing details of the Iraq-set story of a love affair between two soldiers. Warning: spoilers ahead!More…

January 21, 2009

Razzies Name 2008's Worst Movie Nominees

No awards season would be complete without the Golden Raspberry Awards (AKA The Razzies), awarded each year to the very worst movies to hit Hollywood. This year's winners will be announced on Oscar weekend; could multiple-nominee The Love Guru take home top honors? See the full list of nominees after the jump.More…

September 15, 2008

RT on DVD: Speed Racer Zooms to Blu-ray!

Get the pop rocks and Coke ready -- Speed Racer is out this week! We'll tell you what new releases to skip over, when Death Proof and Planet Terror are headed to Blu-ray, and what new retro flicks you should catch on DVD this week. (Diane Lane as a punk rocker? A must-see.) Plus, read about the free DVD some critics are calling propaganda...More…

September 2, 2008

RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films!

The summer movie season of 2008 ended last weekend, and boy, was it a good one. Led by box office smashes like Iron Man, Wall-E, and The Dark Knight, Hollywood raked in the dough week after week -- and, surprisingly, scored major Freshness on the Tomatometer in the process. Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the Summer in Review to revisit the critical and commercial hits and misses of the summer.More…

July 13, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Moody Superheroes Rule the Box Office

Hellboy II: The Golden Army nudges Hancock out of first place while Murphy debuts as the summer's biggest flop.More…

June 5, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Black vs. Sandler in Comedy Showdown

Two big doses of comedy from a pair of Hollywood's funniest men will hit the multiplexes across North America on Friday in a fierce battle for the number one spot. For family audiences there is the animated extravaganza Kung Fu Panda starring Jack Black while Adam Sandler counters with his latest laughfest aimed at young men, You Don't Mess With The Zohan.More…

May 22, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Indiana Jones Set To Conquer Multiplexes

The summer movie season gets a big shot in the arm as the highly anticipated launch of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull kicks off the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend a day early with its Thursday bow.More…

May 16, 2008

PETA Alleges Animal Abuse on Speed Racer Set

PETA Germany, acting on information from the American Humane Association, is filing charges of animal abuse against a trainer on the set of Speed Racer.More…

May 11, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Iron Man Rocks, Speed Racer Stalls

There was no stopping the strength of Iron Man which dominated the multiplexes for a second straight frame grossing more than the two new releases combined.More…

May 9, 2008

When an Animated Series Goes Live Action

In anticipation of Speed Racer, Cinematical takes a look at seven movies translated from animation to live action, with mixed results.More…

May 8, 2008

The RT Review Revue: What Happens in Speed Racer, Stays in Speed Racer

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The RT Review Revue is here to talk about this week's pair o' flicks: What Happens in Vegas (AKA Cameron vs. Ashton) and Speed Racer (better known as The Wachowskis Blow Minds, Part II).More…

May 8, 2008

Critics Consensus: No Go for Speed Racer, Vegas Cashes Out

This week at the movies, we've got fast cars (Speed Racer, starring Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci), marital mishaps (What Happens in Vegas, starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz), and battle royals (David Mamet's Redbelt, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor). What do the critics have to say?More…

May 8, 2008

Total Recall: 50 Most Memorable Movie Cars

After 40 years, the Mach 5 makes the jump from animation to the big screen, and to celebrate, we're counting down the most memorable cars of all time.More…

May 8, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Can Speed Racer Defeat Iron Man?

Fast cars and comedy stars make their way into North American multiplexes on Friday hoping to shake things up after Iron Man's sheer dominance of the box office over the past week.More…

May 8, 2008

Hollywood's Vehicular Love Affair Has No Room for Hybrids (Yet)

They're driven by the fuel-conscious -- and plenty of celebs. But when will hybrid cars get some love on the big screen?More…

May 6, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced

It's almost time to hand out some golden popcorn -- the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards have been announced!More…

April 1, 2008

Fandango Users List Their Most Anticipated Summer Movies

Fandango's users have spoken, and the verdict is in: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is summer 2008's most anticipated film.More…

March 31, 2008

Check Out the New Speed Racer Poster Right Here --- In Three Dimensions!

The future of movie posters has arrived online: check out the new, moving 3D Speed Racer teaser poster right here!More…

March 28, 2008

New Imagepalooza: Iron Man, Star Trek, Speed Racer

Man, it's Friday. Your brains are tired and so are ours. Who wants to read stuff when it's so much easier just to look at pictures?More…

March 25, 2008

Speed Racer Cast Promises "Things You've Never Seen Before"

Whether you love it or hate it, when the Wachowski brothers' Speed Racer hits screens on May 9, you'll at least be forced to admit you've never seen anything quite like it.More…

March 17, 2008

Get Ready for Harry Potter and the Simultaneous IMAX Release

Live near an IMAX theater? Prepare to enjoy a year of gloating to your not-as-fortunate fellow filmgoers.More…

March 14, 2008

Trailer(s) Bulletin: Wall-E, Speed Racer

New trailers for two of the summer's most highly anticipated movies hit the Web this week. Who wants a look at more of Wall-E and Speed Racer?More…

March 6, 2008

Wachowskis' Speed Racer Getting the IMAX Treatment

If you've seen the trailer for the Wachowski brothers' upcoming Speed Racer, you know it's packed to the gills with eye-popping colors and special effects -- the kind of stuff that IMAX screens were made for.More…

March 6, 2008

Joan Cusack, John Goodman to Hear Isla Fisher's Confessions

It hasn't even been a month since Isla Fisher dazzled Ryan Reynolds in the Valentine's dramedy Definitely, Maybe, but she's already at work on her next film -- and she's got company.More…

February 4, 2008

Ricci Promises Positive Female Role Model in Speed Racer

We know Speed Racer will be a visual treat with plenty of action, but perhaps it will have good values too. Christina Ricci, who plays Trixie, described all the progressive women's lib stuff she gets to play in the movie.More…

December 11, 2007

2008 Photo Gallery Updates: The Dark Knight, Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and More!

Enough about 2007. We're eagerly wondering, "Will 2008 be as fun?" Though the magic and wizardry of the electronic press kit, let us peer into the future and see what the major studios are up to for the upcoming months.More…

December 7, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: Speed Racer

Okay, so you forgot to tune into Entertainment Tonight last night, and missed the Speed Racer trailer's debut. Not to worry -- Moviefone's got your back!More…

December 6, 2007

Joel Silver Excited About Speed Racer's "Car Fu" (Article Updated With Photos!)

What has Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, live monkeys, and a brand new trailer?More…

November 8, 2007

Joel Silver Explains Speed Racer Technology

Joel Silver is sort of the unofficial spokesman for the Wachowski Brothers. Silver ushered the visionaries into Hollywood and explains their process whenever he can. With Speed Racer wrapping principal photography and onto the visual effects stage, Silver previewed the next new vision from the Matrix boys.More…

October 7, 2007

Susan Sarandon Gets Animated for Speed Racer

Susan Sarandon may be one of the most acclaimed thespians of her day, but she totally gives in to newfangled moviemaking. Playing Mom Speed gave Sarandon challenges she'd never faced before in any of her Oscar nominated roles. More…

September 19, 2007

Emile Hirsch On Speed Racer Monkey Business, Dialogue, and His First Big Role

Emile Hirsch still has his hair a little dark, only a week and a half after wrapping Speed Racer. He kind of resembles the animated Speed, and it sounds like he did his part to portray him as fans remember. He also shared how his costar turned things on their heads.More…

August 22, 2007

Hiroyuki Sanada Mediates Wachowskis' Speed Racer Vision

After menacing Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3, Hiroyuki Sanada will play another villain in a big budget action movie: the Wachowski Brothers' live action Speed Racer movie.More…

August 8, 2007

Jonny Quest Coming to a Theater Near You

Once Warner Bros. announced plans for a Speed Racer movie, animation fans knew it was only a matter of time before the studio started raiding the vaults for more adaptations of classic cartoons. Well, that time is now: Variety reports that Warners will be bringing Hanna-Barbera's mid-'60s icon Jonny Quest to the big screen.More…

July 13, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman" Baddies, "Star Trek" Rumors, That "Cloverfield" Teaser, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we get treated to some casting rumors regarding "Dark Knight" villains, as well as some for the cast of the upcoming "Star Trek XI," and some more bits about J.J. Abrams' mysterious "Cloverfield" project.More…

July 6, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Transformers," "Indy 4" Set Pics, And More "Transformers"

In this week's Ketchup, "Transformers" was so hot that the mere mention of a Tomatometer warranted its own news item, and readers were eager to gauge (and rebut) the critics' reviews.More…

June 5, 2007

Scott Porter Signs On for a "Speed Racer" Role

Fans of TV's "Friday Night Lights" may be familiar with actor Scott Porter. Movie fans will see him in next year's "Speed Racer" adaptation.More…

June 1, 2007

First Look at the "Speed Racer" Car!

Emile Hirsch wan't kidding when he said they got the car right.More…

May 17, 2007

Casting News on "Speed Racer" and The Return of Chow Yun Fat!

Back and forth he goes: Looks like Chow Yun-Fat is back on board for John Woo's "Red Cliff" epic -- plus we have a little more casting (rumors) to announce regarding "Speed Racer."More…

April 20, 2007

"Speed Racer" Nabs a Racer X

By now you've probably heard that Christina Ricci has joined the "Speed Racer" cast, but it looks like Fox and the Wachowski Brothers have found their "Racer X" villain. Fans of the TV series "Lost" will no doubt applaud the signing of...More…

April 13, 2007

Here She Comes, Here Comes "Speed" Ricci

Christina Ricci has joined the cast of the 2008 Wachowski brothers adaptation of "Speed Racer," in which she'll play Trixie, girlfriend to the titular auto-racing hero.More…

April 3, 2007

John Goodman & Susan Sarandon as "Speed Racer" Parents?

Larry and Andy Wachowski chose Emile Hirsch to star in their adaptation of the old "Speed Racer" cartoon, and it looks like the Americanization of the series is moving ahead full steam: John Goodman and Susan Sarandon have been tapped to play the racer's parents.More…

March 24, 2007

Silver Confirms Casting, Talks Wachowskis' "Speed Racer" Vision

Rotten Tomatoes was there on Friday when Joel Silver confirmed the announcement of Emile Hirsch as the live action "Speed Racer." Then he addressed the Wachowski's visual ideas for adapting the anime property.More…

March 22, 2007

Looks Like WB Found Their "Speed Racer"

The project's been chatted about for a while now, but it looks like the brothers Warner and the brother Wachowski have settled on a lead for their "Speed Racer" adaptation, and it might be none other than Emile Hirsch.More…

March 15, 2007

Zac Efron: From "High School Musical" to "Speed Racer"?

Those of you who are less than thrilled with Andy and Larry Wachowski's decision to direct a live-action adaptation of "Speed Racer" may need to steel yourselves for the latest piece of news regarding the project: Specifically, that "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2" star Zac Efron is in talks to strap on a helmet and go, Speed Racer, go.More…

March 12, 2007

Warner Bros. Moves "Speed Racer" Up, Away From "Indy 4"

Release-date brinksmanship is a time-honored tradition in the movie biz, particularly when it comes to the summer blockbusters, and Warner Bros. is getting an early head start on next summer's schedule: Variety reports that "Speed Racer" will hit American theaters on May 9, 2008, two weeks earlier than originally planned.More…