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First Look At Speed Racer
8 pics from the Wachowskis' next

06 December 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: USA Today

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USA Today has scored the first eight pictures from Speed Racer, the next movie from the Wachowski brothers. Click the image below for the full gallery.

We think the look of this film is really going to divide people. The brothers have really gone for a cartoon look in adapting the cult anime. Seriously, this is bright. Do not view if you have any kind of hangover. This is a family film, so the look may prove to be the perfect choice for conveying simple family fun. But could it risk turning off the Matrix audience who will be so anticipating it?
First Look At Speed Racer
Also, we must apologise for the fact that the images here suggest that there were clearly crossed wires when Emile Hirsch told us that the movie would shoot all on green screen. There are obviously sets present.

So, how do you feel about the Speed Racer look?

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RE: This looks so wank, it beggers disbelief
L: coomi01 The cartoon was shit, and this looks shit. God help us if it gets a U rating. Plus it looks like the boys have let their fetish hobbys creep into the film too. Talk about big ol gay leather bang fest with cars. i read a while back that they were gunning for a G rating in the states! More

Posted by adambatman82 at 22:47 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Errrr
What the Hell? More

Posted by sanchia at 20:10 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

This looks so wank, it beggers disbelief
The cartoon was shit, and this looks shit. God help us if it gets a U rating. Plus it looks like the boys have let their fetish hobbys creep into the film too. Talk about big ol gay leather bang fest with cars. More

Posted by coomi01 at 19:36 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

you know, if they're really going to go with this ammount of CGI it would've made more sense for them to just do an animated film. More

Posted by Hughezy at 19:09 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
that shot of the racetrack reminded me for some reason of one of the first imax films called rollercoaster through new york. If they made this specifically for 3d and the race sequences were partly from hirsch's perspective it could be a very exciting movie. More

Posted by BatFan at 17:49 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

It's like something Mickey Mouse would see if he went on an acid trip More

Posted by eoghan at 17:09 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Hmmm photos... HBBBBBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...
Sorry, i've just had an epileptic fit - i'll just wipe away the dribble from my face and give it another go. HBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... More

Posted by The_Hat at 17:07 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Hmmm photos... HBBBBBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...
Sorry, i've just had an epileptic fit - i'll just wipe away the dribble from my face and give it another go. HBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... More

Posted by The_Hat at 17:07 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
This is going to be horrible! The TV show was so bad it was hillarious, how do you think it's gonna look like on screen? Even worse and lamer. More

Posted by bubs at 15:11 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

so - the studio has got to be thinking "uh-oh" right? More

Posted by domconlon at 14:36 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Marmite?
This film is either going to be terrible or total genius. The pic with Matthew Fox catching that dudes fist reminded me of Orgazmo for some reason. Looked slightly Choda Boyish. Incidentally, are they still the Wachowski Brothers since Larry's op? Or was that just one big lie that I fell for and just made myself look like a fool? More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 14:33 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

wasnt going to so this...however
this looks excellent. fortune favours the brave and no one does brave better than these guys. look at the first matrixn see that the 2 n 3 failed because they backed off the more difficult aspects. cant wait now More

Posted by homesick alien at 14:13 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Looks fine
I think it looks fine (at least te race track). Really reminds me of certain arcade-racegames. Could be fun to watch that on the big screen. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 14:12 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Brilliant
I love all of the matrix films annd i haven't seen bound but the wachowski's have their own style and way of doing things and i respect them for that when we live in a world with audience testing and eveybodies got to be politically correct, the visuals and the whole design of the film looks awesome. More

Posted by dave_0989 at 12:41 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

It looks like Tron crossed with Cars and Dick Tracy, have to say this is looking intriguing a long as the Wachoswskis don't fall into their usual trap of taking it all way too seriously More

Posted by bobatim at 12:20 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I can honestly say I enjoyed all three Matrix films.  Yes, even Revolutions.  However, I just can't muster any enthusiasm for this movie.  Was there ever any demand for a live action Speed Racer movie?  It certainly looks faithful to the cartoon, but that isn't necessarily a great thing in this instance.  The monkey is cool, as monkeys always are, but everything else is just too OTT.  I have a feeling this will be a Batman & Robin/Avengers/Flintstones styl More

Posted by porntrooper at 10:57 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

RE: HAHAHA
it looks interesting enough. iv never been a fan of the wahowski's (i really didnt and dont like even the first matrix) but this does look kinda fun. then again, any film witha monkey in the boot of a car will garner my attention for at least five minutes. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 10:56 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

don't think so!
Looks like Cat in the Hat or the Grinch. And that's not a good thing! More

Posted by mvannierop at 10:55 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Erm... thanks, but no thanks. Is this Days Of Thunder meets Willy Wonka? More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 10:54 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

HAHAHA
That looks like the corniest thing ever. Cant say im a fan of the Wachowski's after they messed up The Matrix More

Posted by holsy at 10:51 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Urgh!
This will be a slick, empty, over-coloured, over-noisy CGI pile of … More

Posted by olirog at 10:30 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

#All in unison, a capella style#
Here he comes, here comes Speed Racer, he's a demon on wheels! Turn, turn, turn, turn... I think it looks pretty cool. Apart from Matthew Fox. He annoys me. But why does Emile Hirsch look a lot more... tanned, I suppose, than the close up of him in Picture 8? Confuzzling... More

Posted by Glass3005 at 10:29 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Hmm...
...I think I might wait for it to come out on DVD to save myself the embarrassment of fronting up to buy a ticket at the cinema. More

Posted by jpt1976 at 10:28 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Is it me or does Emile Hirsch look like that fat 'Tron Dude'? More

Posted by tallaght24 at 10:26 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Wow, the show was hillariously crap, and the live action film will be even funnier and lamer! More

Posted by bubs at 10:13 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Looks as camp as christmas, but I will still watch it! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 10:07 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

Well points to the Wachowskis for wanting to do something different. Hopefully it'll be an enjoyable film, although I won't be first in line. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 09:57 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post

That main picture that you click through looks great but the rest don't look quite so good. I have pretty high hopes for this, it should be something a bit different at least. More

Posted by mattchoman at 09:36 on 06 December 2007 | Report This Post


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