An Inside Look at Speed Racer

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Thanks to USA Today, here are the first Speed Racer movie stills from the upcoming film.

Speed Racer is a live action cartoon, being worked on by the Wachowski brothers.

"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."

Speed Racer Picture

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 9, 2008.

Speed Racer Pic

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Speed Racer Quotes

Pops Racer: You think you can drive a car and change the world? It doesn't work like that!
Speed: Maybe not, but it's the only thing I know how to do and I gotta do something.

Move it, Speed! It's getting ugly out there!