Monday, 7 April 2008

Rain in Korea, Hong Kong and Japan for Speed Racer

With the upcoming release of the Wachowski Brothers' Speed Racer, singer/actor Rain is set to promote the flick in Asia.

The Energizer Bunny will be promoting Speed Racer in Korea on April 20, and in Hong Kong on April 23.

Rain will be promoting Speed Racer in Asia...hey, why no
Malaysia on the list? Huh? Huh?

The 26-year-old will then fly to Los Angeles to attend the movie's premiere with his Hollywood co-stars. After that, it's a short stint in Japan in June.

Why is Rain not part of the Los Angeles press junket?

Well, a representative of Warner Brothers said: "Hollywood actors are promoting the movie on various talk shows (in the United States) but in Asia, no one is as popular as Rain so we are expecting a great response from his promotions of the film here."

Speed Racer is slated for a May 8 release in Malaysia.

Source: KBS Global
Pics credit: Newsen

More on Speed Racer:
Rain is Taejo Togokhan in Speed Racer
'Speed Racer' week on Entertainment Tonight
Speed Racer in Malaysia cinemas on May 8
Speed Racer (2008)


thunderblaster said...

"Why is not Rain part of the Los Angeles press junket?"

because he doesn't know how to speak decent english. and because he's not important enough in the US market. even the press releases doesn't even mention his name(unless it's in an asian media)

Anonymous said...

^ tsk tsk thunderblaster
guessing not a big Bi fan LOL

Actually the whole reason they even cast Bi in this movie was to attract audiences in China, Korea, and Japan... So it makes perfect sense that he's there promoting. They want someone relevant in those places. Having him promote in the US would be kinda pointless since he is not well known here YET. ^^ BTW what is the date of the US premiere?

Josh said...

hey Kpoppers, just wanted to remind everyone to vote for rain on "Time magazines Top 100 most influential". He is currently in first place :-)

hope the link works, if not, just google it :-),28804,1725112_1723512_1724727,00.html

fraulein said...

I just read Empire mag at a newstand, it has an interview w Emile Hirsch but there's no mention of Rain. Yet. Sigh.

It says the movie opens on May16th in the states. I am confused... would someone be able to clear that up ?

Thanks ; )

Orchid said...

Hi Josh, thanks for the link. I just went to vote. Why they put such a horrible photo of Bi on that page?

Anyway, if you have problems with the link Josh provided, just click here to vote for Rain in The 2008 TIME 100 Finalists!

Anonymous said...

Hong Kong is the only city in Asia that would devote PAGES and PAGES to the promo. Their paparazzi is crazy. Bi goes for mileage first, and then $$.

If his next movie is with Tom Cruise, he'd do it for free.

mire said...

RAINN for Christina Ricci!!!

Well she is a big supporter of the anti-sexual abuse group RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and you can catch her interview and SHOP to support RAINN now at

Ok she is cute, maybe not quite as cute as Rain but shopping for her cause sounds good to me. Thought I'd pass it on:)


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