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'Speed Racer' Movie Stills

'Speed Racer' Movie Stills

The very first Speed Racer movie stills have been released courtesy of USA Today.

Speed is a live action cartoon and is a much-anticipated adaptation by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta).

“The effects are beyond belief,” says producer Joel Silver. “We called it ‘car fu,’ because it was like kung fu with the cars. We couldn’t have made this movie until right now… It obviously has a present-day aesthetic to it but it’s still a great yarn about family and not selling out. That’s an important message to the (Wachowskis) and why we all connected to the show.”

Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer, Christina Ricci as Trixie (Speed’s girlfriend), John Goodman as Pops Racer, Susan Sarandon as Mom Racer, Matthew Fox as Racer X (Speed’s rival) and Korean pop star Rain as rookie racer Taejo Togokhan.

Speed Racer drives into theaters nationwide on May 9th, 2008. The trailer runs tonight on Entertainment Tonight. More movie stills inside…

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24 Responses to “'Speed Racer' Movie Stills”

  1. 1
    Helena Says:

    Instinct tells me that if this movie bombs, Christina Ricci is going to be pissed, because she had to cut her hair off for the film!

  2. 2
    Paula Says:

    aw =S
    second (?)

  3. 3
    the_original_nika Says:

    yes a trailer, finally.. at least their not picky like steven s. is doing with Indiana jones. Of course, I have this feeling that indy will kick speed racers $$, once its released.
    I just pray its not too much.. cartoony =\. Can´t wait to see Emile, hes so handsome and good actor too.

  4. 4
    Dima bilan Says:

    RUSSIA FOREVER!!!

  5. 5
    black Says:

    Just crazy.

    And that is Rain in that one shot!

    You did this for me Jared- I´m touched.

  6. 6
    the_original_nika Says:

    kick speed racers a$$*

  7. 7
    Dima bilan Says:

    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    RUSSIA
    I LOVE YOU!!!

  8. 8
    annie Says:

    nice… i used to watch this as a child

  9. 9
    poodle puddle Says:

    this movie looks stupid

  10. 10
    [~Famous~] - The God. Says:

    um, emile rocks.. but, he looks like a fcuking dork. in fact – this movie looks extremely dorky. ugh, i’ll give it a chance. lmao

  11. 11
    troy Says:

    Hmmmm, these stills aren’t doing it for me. I didn’t like the cartoon (although the theme song is catchy). I didn’t like “The Matrix” trilogy. The cast isn’t a particularly big draw for me so I might just have to give this one a pass.

  12. 12
    vicky Says:

    This looks ridiculous but I’m seeing it for Rain

  13. 13
    musicisourhigh Says:

    You know this is one where the more I see the more I think I’m going to stay away

  14. 14
    lw Says:

    emile was excellent in ‘into the wild’.

  15. 15
    rae Says:

    These are unique but actually cool. I get the cartoon look they mentioned. I’m looking forward to it. I loved Speed Racer.

  16. 16
    raye Says:

    like others i’m only gong to see this to support Rain but this movie looks pretty bad. Like… if Rain wasn’t in it I wouldn’t waste time or money on this crap.

  17. 17
    Helena Says:

    emile was excellent in ‘into the wild’.

    That is true. He in fact won Breakthrough Actor at the NBR Awards (first awards of oscar season) for that performance! Congrats! Also to Ellen Page who won the Breakthrough Actress award. :)

  18. 18
    rinimeatballs Says:

    holy crap its pop super star RAIN i wasnt gonna go see this but now i HAVE TO. go rain, its raining its raining >.

  19. 19
    Dankmeister Says:

    Whoa Rain’s in this movie!!! I’m definitely gonna check this out and emile hirsh was good in that movie “girl next door”.

  20. 20
    amle Says:

    Oh, I always thought of speed racer being really cute. this guy just does not fit the bill. These pics have destroyed my fantasies : )

  21. 21
    Orchid Says:

    I’m seeing this movie for Rain too. Go Rain! Take over the world baby!

  22. 22
    AGW2097 Says:

    WHY DOES THE MACH FIVE HAVE A SIX ON THE SIDE OF IT

  23. 23
    sarah Says:

    i dont see no susan sarandon, in them movie pictures

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    sarah Says:

    i dont see no susan sarandon, in them movie pictures

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