Look closely in your local comic shop and you just might find the original Speed Racer stories by Tatsuo Yoshida in a brand new collected hardcover. The two volume set has been restored by Digital Manga Publishing, and with the movie arriving in theaters soon, the company made the wise decision to get this collection in stores this month. Speed Racer: Mach Go Go Go has a suggested price of $39.95, but if you know where to look, I bet you can find it cheaper. via Diamond Comic Distributors
Or – “Here He Comes, Here… Naah, Even I Can’t Do That With A Straight Face…” Oh, no!Â Speed Racer has returned to comics, whatever shall we do, HA HA!Â I think the only option is to talk reallyreally fast HA HA!Â If only we weren’t being poorly dubbed into English, HA HA!Â Chin Wa!Â Chin Wa!Â He will not let me get rice cakes… for FATHER!!!Â A ha ha haaaa!
This movie is going to be filled with so much cheese and goofiness, that it just might rock. Two new international trailers are now available, and you can check out the high definition QuickTime versions here, and here. A few screen caps after the jump.
As announced yesterday on this site, Harely Quinn will be making an appearance in the next wave of Batman sets. Today, LEGO sent Major Spoilers images of the Harley set (she’s with Batman’s bat-cycle), and as a bonus, an image of one of the Speed Racer movie tie-in sets.
According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, Richard Roundtree has joined the cast of Warner Bros.’s Speed Racer. Roundtree will play Ben Burns, a racer-turned commentator and a hero to Speed (Emile Hirsch). “Man, I hear that Ben Burns is one bad mutherfu-“ “Shut your mouth!” “I’m just talkin’ ’bout Ben Burns. Can you dig it?” via Hollywood Reporter
Behold! The Mach 5! The film, Silver says, will have a “retro future” look and will center on Speed (Emile Hirsch) trying to make a name for himself in the racing world despite the efforts of corporate giants to foil his career. The film also stars Christina Ricci as girlfriend Trixie and Matthew Fox as Speed’s older brother, Racer X. I was really concerned the Wachowski’s would be taking a hatchet to the popular characters, but after looking at this beautifully crafted racer, and learning Chim Chim won’t be computer generated, my fears just took a step back. via USAToday
The Hollywood Reporter reports this morning that Christina Ricci has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Speed Racer directed by the Larry and Andy Wachowski. She will play Speed’s girlfriend Trixie. Ricci joins Emile Hirsch (Speed), John Goodman (Pops) Susan Sarandon (Pops’ wife), and Zac Efron (playing Sparky or Spritle). “Speed” centers on a young race car driver, Speed (Hirsch), and his quest for glory in his thundering, gadget-laden vehicle Mach 5. Ricci will star as Speed’s girlfriend Trixie, his formidable ally on and off the track This could be one of those really weird breakout movies if