Monday, 28 April 2008

Red Carpet pics : Speed Racer World Premiere

The high-octane family adventure "Speed Racer" premiered on the 26 April, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie is highly anticipated by many as it is from the Wachowski Brothers and producer Joel Silver, creators of "The Matrix" trilogy.

In one of the interviews conducted by Rain (real name Jung Ji-hoon) to promote the movie he mentioned that the Speed Racer cast was like family to him. But amongst them, he is closest to Susan Sarandon and Matthew Fox.

Speed Racer premiere
Susan Sarandon and Rain arrive at the premier of the
film "Speed Racer"
in Los Angeles, California April 26, 2008

The "Speed Racer" family (cast)
(Top row, from L, Producer Joel Silver, Roger Allam, Hiroyuki Sanada, Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Christian Oliver, Matthew Fox, Susan Sarandon, Rain and John Goodman. Bottow row, from L, Nicholas Elia, Ariel Winter, Paulie Litt, Scott Porter, and Kick Gurry) poses for a photo at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, California April 26, 2008

Actors John Goodman and Christina Ricci arrive at
the premier of the film "Speed Racer"
in Los Angeles,
California April 26, 2008.

Emile Hirsch (L) and Christina Ricci arrive at the premier
of the film
"Speed Racer" in Los Angeles, California April 26, 2008.

Hiroyuki Sanada (L) and Rain

Actors Rain, Christian Oliver and Paulie Litt

And last but not least...Matthew Fox
[Pic credit:
AFP Getty Images]

Is anyone missing from the red carpet photos above? Well, i noticed that there are no photos of the Wachowski Brothers. I am sure they attended the premiere! After a bit of searching, i found this article on Yahoo! News: Reclusive Wachowskis hide at the Speed Racer premiere

Were you at the L.A. screening? Did you enjoy the movie?

Pics credit: Reuters Pictures

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Anonymous said...

ugh his styling was so disappointing... He coulda looked so sexy HOTTTTT but *sigh*
I think he's appearing on the Colbert Report tonight!

fraulein said...

I like that pic he took with Susan Sarandon.

A little sidetrack - anyone knows if she's still with Tim Robbins? They make a great couple

Anonymous said...

omg....his hair......
i miss his Rain's World album days..his short hightlighted hair was HOT.
now he looks like an ajumma omg

noV said...

Hiroyuki Sanada la... not Sanda...

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! The world should know how oppa is so damn handsome with the Rain's World hair .. Not this!!!!!!! T______________T

Valerie said...

wow! that looks so awesome! actually rain looks quite dashing here...well based on his prior appearance at that other speed racer promotion event. and that's really nice to hear the cast is like family and that he's close with mom racer and racer x.

i feel like emile hirsch is followin' rain with the long hair. well maybe he's just growing it out for his next role. but it's nice to think that emile is "jockin" rain's hairstyle. also it seems like emile and christina ricci have the same hairstyle too.

ooh! and i remember christian oliver! he used to be on saved by the bell the new class. he's very handsome. but if anyone tops the handsome scale it's gotta be matthew fox. ::sigh:: he's so dreamy.

@kpop-rubba: nooo way!!! he's appearing on colbert? that would be so awesome! can anyone confirm?

@fraulein: i think susan sarandon and tim robbins are still going strong. they're one of those rare hollywood couples that are still together.

after further research, it looks like rain is number 2 in the time poll following shigeru miyamoto, he does something with nintendo and stuff.

ahh! i'm so excited for speed racer!

Valerie said...

sorry i don't mean to double comment and all but after massive research i found info that Rain WILL be on The Colbert Report! Plus this blog entry has his whole flight itinerary. That's pretty intense and stalker-ish. Check it out here if anyone is interested! Thanks for mentioning it kpop-rubba!

Maybe the taping is today, the 28th, and it'll air tomorrow the 29th in the states? This is exciting! Rain should've gone to the Asian Excellence Awards too! Se7en went!

Anonymous said...

Bi has looked horrible since Feb 2008. It's not just the weight loss. It is the whole look.... it's totally yuck. What happened to the hot guy I fell in love with?

A friend's friend was at the ImaginAsian event on 25 April. She said most people around her fell asleep.

Orchid said...

Yes Susan Sarandon is still with Tim Robbins. They were there at the premier together.

@nov, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Rain, please get rid of those glasses. They are ugly.

Anonymous said...

this is probably the ugliest looking cast i've ever seen so far in my life.. i have less expectations on the movie. it feels like it's going to be another roger rabbit or dr seuss' cat in the hat

fraulein said...

Thanks for the replies, Orchid and Valerie.

Orchid said...

Rain is doing well with his English. Check out this video clip of the Speed Racer premier in London. He spoke to the British reporters in English. He held his own. Way to go Bi!

LeicesterSquareTV - Speed Racer

wawa said...

Oppa Rain!
i'm begging you to cut ur so not pretty hair ok!

you are naturally good looking+hot & why you have to destroy that looks...

please give us back the AL2K & Rain's World look...

your beloved fans,
wawa :p


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