Friday, 7 December 2007

'Speed Racer' week on Entertainment Tonight

Thanks to K-popped! readers residing in US who actively comment on this blog, we got word that Entertainment Tonight (ET) featured 'Speed Racer' this week!

Racer (Emile Hirsch on far left) is protected by
Racer X (Matthew Fox) as he squares off against
competing racer
Taejo Togokhan, played by Asia's A-lister
and hot Korean superstar Rain (Jung Ji-hoon)

Rain fans are all hyped up about the Energizer Bunny's debut in a Hollywood movie. Although he does not play the hero and might only make short appearances in the movie, that does not stop us from getting all excited!

Rain appearing in a Wachowski Brothers' movie? The same people who brought us Matrix!?! I bet Bi is excited too!

Speed Racer is based on the 60's cartoon series and is a story about a family that works out its issues on the racetrack. In the movie, you get to witness "
car fu" - a term coined from the movie which sort of means "kung fu with cars".

Producer Joel Silver brings the iconic cartoon to the big screen.

Feast for the eyes - Andy and Larry Wachowski
merges high tech and high art in the movie

Speed (Emile Hirsch) behind the wheel of his Mach 5.
Nearly all of the film was shot in front of a green screen,

with effects added later.

Pics credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Source: First look: 'Speed Racer' wheels into live action (USA Today)

ET Videos:

Other Videos:

Speed Racer First Look (Berlin interview with cast)

Speed Racer in Malaysia cinemas on May 8
Speed Racer (2008)

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kpop_rub said...

OOO I was so excited watching the trailer on entertainment tonight toda I was screaming and running around the house--- very literally, My aunt thought I had totally lost my mind. Tomorrow I am going to see that movie "the golden compass" JUST because I heard they are gonna play the speed racer trailer during the previews for the first time!
BTW has a high quality version of the trailer- So high quality I cannot even watch one of them because my computer does not have the resources ;_;
Speed Racer page on moviefone

and I posted alot of high quality caps on the Bi/Rain thread on soompi! here
As you can see-- I am a crazy Bi fan! LOL

ladida said...

haha..kpop_rub, I feel u girl ;-P.. even tho the trailer was only showing Rain in split seconds, that didn't drain my excitement at all; I was literally grinning from ear to ear like a moron. There are only 2 reasons why I'll be standing in line for tix come this May: the W brothers (superb CGI imagery - luv the Matrix series) and Rain. I don't even care if he has only 15 minutes in the flick, I will still be excited

Orchid said...

ladida...i second that...only 2 reasons! But the #1 reason is of course to watch Rain in action.

Actually i don't really know who is Emile Hirsch (the lead actor). Matthew Fox is ok, used to like him in Lost initially. But for this movie, Fox's head shape is perfect to play the masked "Racer X". He looks just like the cartoon. ;-)


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