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.

Yeah, that kid from "Alpha Dog," "The Girl Next Door," and "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" will probably be the one to star in (and as) "Speed Racer." Production begins this summer in Germany, and the studio aims to have the thing ready as a tentpole release for next summer.

Needless to say, producer Joel Silver is involved. No word yet on additional cast members, but sources state that several of the established characters from the series will make their way into the movie version.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Comments

privatepilesleftnipple

bobo boboki

and i love the moderator with a passion that only he knows........

Mar 22 - 03:41 AM

getupkid4uga

Ben Wilson

Emile is a little too soft to play him. I liked the other guy who was rumored. This sounds cracked, but waht about Haley Joel Osment? He'd have to lay off the pot though...

Mar 22 - 05:40 AM

High School With Money

LEEEROOOOOAAAAHHHH MMMYYAAAANKEEEUUUNNNNSSSS

He's already voiced the lead in the racing anime [i]IGPX[/i].

Mar 22 - 09:31 AM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

Chuck Norris can drive like a mofo. Lone Wolf McQuade!

Mar 22 - 05:57 AM

Murrow100

Trevor Shalon

I can see it . . . I would still like to see Vince Vaughn do it for some reason . . .

By the way . . .
Welcome back privaterpilesleftnipple . . . it has been a long wait and its great to see you back in action, never leave again

Mar 22 - 07:30 AM

lafinass

Charles Clark

I second that, good to see the nipple back at the helm. Sad to hear the man is keeping him down!

Mar 22 - 09:21 AM

needles

Khan Man

Speed Racer: The Movie. So this is not a joke after all. In that case how long will it be before we get "Bill and Ben The Flower Pot Men: The Movie? or that other Television classic ?Barbapappa: The Movie?? The floodgates to televsion hell have finally opened and there's no closing them now. Thank's a lot Scooby Doo!!!!!

Mar 22 - 07:42 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

oh dear lord this is going to be bad

Mar 22 - 08:20 AM

COME ON!

Jan-Eivind Rys Hauge

[b]I have a question[/b]
What the fuck is Speed Racer about ?

Mar 22 - 08:57 AM

Rowsdower42

Kyle Van Son

[b]Did I just ruin the whole movie!?[/b]
Racer X is actually Speed's brother.

Mar 22 - 09:07 AM

lafinass

Charles Clark

I second that, good to see the nipple back at the helm. Sad to hear the man is keeping him down!

Mar 22 - 09:21 AM

High School With Money

LEEEROOOOOAAAAHHHH MMMYYAAAANKEEEUUUNNNNSSSS

He's already voiced the lead in the racing anime [i]IGPX[/i].

Mar 22 - 09:31 AM

Modano

T H

Can we get a bigger wuss to play speed racer? Actually the cartoon character was kind of wussy. Remember that orgasm sound he made whenever he was in trouble?

Mar 22 - 09:55 AM

TortillaSoup

Richard Fernandez

[b]CHUCK NORRIS as RACER X[/b]
CUT AND PRINT

Mar 22 - 12:50 PM

FILMCZY

First Last

They gotta have a racing scene where Speed spots Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving in a dead heat all while making that "orgasm sound" (in Dolby Stereo, of course).

Spritle, Chim-Chim & Trixie: Menage a'tois? Discuss.

Mar 22 - 03:33 PM

ipisking

Howard Smith

[b]Were is Chim-Chim[/b]
And who will play Trixie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_Racer

FTW

Mar 23 - 03:09 PM

Tabby13

Eric Tabacek

[b]Speed Racer Cast Etc.[/b]
Always envisioned Kyle MacLachlan as Speed, but he may be too old now.Vince Vaughn?? R U retarded??
John Goodman as Pops, Jonathan Frakes as Inspector Detector, George Clooney as Racer X (little does Speed know that Racer X is really his estranged brother...Rex Racer)
I could go on all day!!
Hope they don't screw this one up! At least Eddie Murphy isn't doing it with an all black cast!

Mar 26 - 12:52 PM

Tabby13

Eric Tabacek

[b]Speed Racer Cast Etc.[/b]
Always envisioned Kyle MacLachlan as Speed, but he may be too old now.Vince Vaughn?? R U retarded??
John Goodman as Pops, Jonathan Frakes as Inspector Detector, George Clooney as Racer X (little does Speed know that Racer X is really his estranged brother...Rex Racer)
I could go on all day!!
Hope they don't screw this one up! At least Eddie Murphy isn't doing it with an all black cast!

Mar 26 - 12:52 PM

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