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Has Warner Bros Already Cast Their SPEED RACER?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. It’s Christmas. It’s slow. Let’s run a crazy rumor, shall we?

Long time reader, first time contributor!!! I currently work for Time Warner in London England and had the shock of my life today. 2007 Production roster arrived today at the UK's WB marketing slate for 2008. What stuck out the most was a production called Shaolin Cowboy by the WB. Now after a few hours of investigating with our LA team it turns out that Shaolin Cowboy (The Wachowski brothers first comic book title released last year) is a covert name for SPEED RACER to be directed by the Wachowski brothers(Hence the WB initials). Now in the slate doc it showed clearly in capital letters the name of Keanu Reeves under the main title. Not only does this show that NEO (A.K.A Keanu) is reteaming with the Matrix team but seems to be the main role. If this is so, it looks like a great casting choice for our hero of SPEED RACER. If you use this please refer to me as PAC.
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  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:01 p.m. CST

    First to the finish line

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I loves me some Speed Racer!

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Damn you Micheal Bay

    by Nairb The Movie

    Too Soon! Second. Balonga!

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:07 p.m. CST


    by ewokstew

    Too old. Speed was a punk, hot-headed kid. Get someone else. period.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    It's a Ruse

    by Chadillac69

    It's bullshit head to toe. The "Keanu Reeves" is just a red herring. There's absolutely no way he'd be the star- none.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I can see him as Racer X

    by hktelemacher

    even a mo-cap Chim Chim. But Speed? I did, however, find out the key to a successful Keanu Reeves performance. Rotoscope him a la A SCANNER DARKLY and suddenly he's great.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST


    by SanityKaos

    Too old....It just wouldn't be right...Too weird and not weird in a good way....I wonder which angle they're taking on this adaptation...cause this could go so many different ways...good or bad

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:16 p.m. CST

    this movie is gonna really stupid

    by triplefive

    and i mean REALLY stupid

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:17 p.m. CST

    no, speed racer is japanese

    by getsomebs

    He may make a good Racer X perhaps... but hes too old for Speed Racer. Maybe since Speed Racer is Japanese they should go the Japanese rout (Like that'll happen)...I think Shin Koyamada would make a great Speed Racer.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST

    He's Racer X

    by Saluki

    If he is in, then no question he's Racer X.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    and of course...

    by malcolm_mccallum

    Liam Neeson as Pops.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:29 p.m. CST

    What about Haley Joel Osment?

    by TheSplinter

    Oh wait- he's on probation for that whole DUI thing. Keanu is way too old- like creepy-uncle too old.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by Billyeveryteen

    You killed Ted, you medevil dickweed!!

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Fucking Frodo is Speed Racer...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...what with the black hair and blue eyes. I'm drunk, so I'll be damned if I can remember his name. Help me!

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    what about...

    by kahootz

    that kid that played short round in Temple of Doom. too old now? Fuck him for being born not at the right time.

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:27 p.m. CST


    by smutpeddlar

    of course

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves was in 'Speed' so now he's 'Speed Racer'!

    by Johnno

    Makes sense...

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Frodo is Elijah Wood

    by Johnno

    I don't picture him... just get some Japanese kid film the whole thing in Japanese and do some funny dubbing... Or get Jet Li or Jackie Chan involved somehow... whatever... you can't go wrong with this movie...

  • Dec. 22, 2006, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Damn You Rachel Ray! Jeff Gordon IS Speed Racer!

    by Darth Fabulous

    Whoa, I can speed! Oh, I know Kung-Fu as well...

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by Freefinger

    1) Elijah Woods should be slapped around for having that one face expression for everything that happens to him... He looks like a dog who was hit and his now pouting... Kick the shit out of him... Get him off movie and into a vat of pure playdoh so he'll bear that stupid expression while he's gasping for air!... My god.. I'm so violent.... 2)Speed Racer... Why make a movie on this... Wasn't Fast and Furious 1 thru 3 enough? I watched it 4 times as a kid... And it sucked.. WTF!!!?? A guy jumping around in a fast car doing shit... WHY?!?!?! Keanu was great in Matrix, because it was so weird and kind of a newer/revitalized concept of no one noticing we are actually here kinda thing, so his "dazed" looks and stiff neck was perfect... But this... Man... those borthers really have their work cut out for them... They should go back and get whipped by some dominatrix instead of doing this movie...

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Elijah Wood on The Osbornes

    by Freefinger

    ... OH! and who remebers him being on The Osbornes cleaning up dog piss or shit... He really looked like a retard... Like someone who was there on a special program to reinstate him into society without troubling his unproductive brain... Why do they cast him??? WHY???? LOTR - he screwed up 90% of the movie for me!...

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Please Make It Stop

    by Mr. Winston

    Wow, three stories in one night about scripts I read very early in 2006. That's exciting. <br> <br> I hope to God this movie doesn't actually get made, even if the W's bother to rewrite what was an absolutely stupid story. I mean, story aside (it was, at the time, a soulless, bullshit concept involving Speed Racer taking place in a rally to smite the head of a corporation, a "clever" trick devised by Racer X to kill him on the open road, thus enacting a ridiculous "revenge" plot that you should see coming ten miles away)...does anyone really give a fuck about SPEED RACER? I'll always be surprised that 99% of anime actually has/had any kind of following in the first place...but SPEED RACER especially. I will never understand some of you.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Racer X Racer X

    by kafka07

    Keanu must not be Speed Racer. And don't cast Sandra Bullock either, numb-nuts. Vince Vaughn might make a good Racer X too. Natalie Portman is yummmmyyyy. I'm drunk.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 1:30 a.m. CST

    MetalWater is right

    by drakeavenue

    I agree. Milo Ventimiglia from 'Heroes' should be Speed Racer.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:33 a.m. CST

    If Speed Racer is meant as a franchise,Keanu is too old

    by Chris38

    Keanu would be ok for a supporting role, or for the film's villain, but if Warner Bros were sensibly looking to do Speed Racer as an action franchise of at least 3 films, Keanu is not only too old for the lead part, but he'd also be too expensive. Someone aged from 18 – 25 would be more suitable.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:50 a.m. CST

    RE: Speed Racer should be played by . . .

    by The Tao of Joe

    Tom Welling from Smallville. He would really be a good Speed Racer.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Tom Welling?

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    Are you serious? Speed is 18, tops. Welling's already too old for Smallville. Both Keanu and Vince Vaughn are too old for Racer X as well. It's Speed's older brother, at the most he should be 30 to 32.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer: Tokyo Fart

    by smartbum

    just sayin

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Fuck Speed Racer! I wants me some Marine Boy action!

    by Uncle Stan

    Topless mermaids and Oxy-gum for everyone!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I rather see Shaolin Cowboy

    by cromulent

    Keanu can play the talking donkey

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Keanu is part Asian, so who cares if he's not Japanese

    by Monkey_King

    So long as the rest of the film/story is faithful to the original series. CGI Chim Chim anyone? Scarlett Johansson as Trixie? Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Spridle?

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by KarmicRelief

    Whoever suggested Milo Ventimiglia....kudos! Dead on, man. How about Rufus Sewell as Racer X?? He just needs to be in more movies, period. And there better be no flames on the Mach 5.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    What happen to Sinbad?

    by Norm3

    Wasn't that his next movie?

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by blackshuck

    Come on the guy is over 40! Speed is like, 24, 25 tops! Racer X I can totally see. Back in the day ('90 or so), my old buddy Paul F. Tompkins and I sat around some beers and cast our ideal SPEED RACER movie. We had Johnny Depp in the title role, Winona Ryder as Trixie, Kyle Maclachlin as Racer X, John Goodman as Pops Racer, Glenn Close as Mom, and Macauly Culkin as Spritle (spelling on that one?)...and John Cusack as Sparky! Dude that woulda been great! Keanu could be Racer X, so could Johnny Depp. I think you need a kid, not too matinee idol-y...howabout Shia LaBeef or ummm...waddabout Frodo?....nah. Howabout Fez? or Ashton Kutcher (JUST KIDDING!!!)

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by zacdilone

    My best friend and I had almost the same cast back in the 90's. We had Alex Karras as Pops instead of John Goodman. I think Speed should be an unknown, with Keanu providing "star factor" as Racer X. As to his age...hell, the guy wears a mask so it's not like we'll be sitting there the whole time going, "Hey, Racer X shouldn't have crow's feet!"

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST

    GWB for Chim-Chim?

    by zacdilone

    Couldn't resist.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by superninja

    The one chance to actually cast some teen heartthrob like they always miscast everywhere else and instead they want pushing 40 pasty-boy with no personality. Sandra Bullock for Trixie!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I guess he could be Racer X.

    by superninja

    Racer X mysteriously has no personality but is cool because he's a rebel.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Zac Efron for Speed

    by grillskill

    I saw him promoting that popular Disney Channel musical on Kimmel, and both the teenage girls and first guest, Ian McKellan, were swooning over the kid. He probably has a female equivalent that would be right for Trixie as well. If they are going older for Racer X, Jason Bateman resembles this kid. Of course this all goes for a regular adaptation, but maybe the Wachowskis have twisted the characters and need actors with more depth.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I like Woods as Speed.

    by cooterbrown

    These rehash projects lose their audience as soon as some worthless now generation actor is plugged in.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    You now what - just saw the Efron post...

    by cooterbrown

    I agree with him too. Better him than the actor du jour that is here one minute and gone the next.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Woods is too fem.

    by superninja

    Speed Racer is kind of cutsey in that manga sort of way, but he is a scrapper like Gatchaman's Jason.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:06 p.m. CST

    James Franco would make a great Speed.

    by superninja

    I like that guy. Yack, there will be a monkey in this movie.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I forgot about Chim Chim.

    by superninja

    They should kill him in the first five minutes. This ain't yo momma's Speed Racer!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by damned-dirty-ape

    Please, please, please, just give the whole michael bay thing a rest would you? I'll give you credit for dedication, but for fucks sake enough is enough.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    My catsing for the Speed Racer movie...

    by Uncapie

    This should have been made in the eighties. Here's the juice: Charlie Sheen as Speed, Winnona Ryder: Trixie(She could do the laugh perfectly!), Fred Savage: Spridel, Sparky: Michael J. Fox(He had that "Let's go get 'em attitude.")Brian Denehey: Pops Racer, Inspector Detector: William Smith(Conan's dad.) Jean Claude Van Damm: Racer X.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, I meant the little fat kid, Spridel, not the monkey

    by superninja

    You can never have too many monkeys. The monkey should be animated, though.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST



    A reteaming with the WB... This is definitely an interesting rumor...

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    i just found out....

    by Malebolgia

    that when presidentbaltar writes "TOO SOON!" he's referring to his boyfriend's orgasm at last night's bukakefest.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    i just dound out...

    by KarmicRelief

    that 4 out 5 talkbackers prefer a damned Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    This could be filmed in a month

    by snomusic

    for a very low budget - get all the actual scenes outta the way, then for all dialogue, dimply take miscillaneous pics of the actors alon and interacting, and then just like the cartoon, have all the speaking done with just the mouth moving ala Conan O'Brien. With occasional eye blinks of course.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    *simply, *alone

    by snomusic

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I believe he's Racer X.

    by Neo Zeed

    It's like how Al Pacino gets top billing over the lead actor in his flicks. Speed Racer will probably be an unknown kid.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Racer X is a good guess

    by Pipple

    Obviously Keanu's too old for speed, unless they plan to de-age him with computer fx. Too bad we can't go back in time (yes with a delorean time machine) and cast Michael J fox or even Matthew Broderick. Either would be a fine choice. I don't really know who the hell could play him today. Colin Hanks could I guess, but he's a bit too goofy. I don't know...

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Whoever said this movie should have

    by Pipple

    been made in the 80s, is dead right. I'm too lazy to scroll up, whoever you are. This is a huge missed opportunity for great classic 80s cheese. Instead it'll just be a bunch of pretty cgi or some bullshit though it'll probably be a billion times better than that herbie movie with lohan.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I don't care anymore

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    cast whoever the fuck you want hollywood. I'll just watch the cartoon.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Dot's little ol' me, Pipple.

    by Uncapie

    Speed Racer theme song performed by "Aerosmith." It would have been an entertaining film.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer should be...

    by Tron8278

    Masi Oka (Aka Hiro from Heroes) He's very well known, and he'll draw in the Heroes fan base to see him. For Trixie, Gong Li, or Francoise Yip. They should keep the characters Japanese if they are going to do a faithful adaption.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Gong Li

    by capitol f

    is chinese.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Keanu works. Leto would've been better

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Should rock though.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Mr. Anderson....

    by uss cygnus

    I say Hugo Weaving as Racer X, and Larry Fishburne as Pops! "Pops! I thought you said driving on the freeway was suicide!" "Let us hope...that I was mistaken, Speed."

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Faithful Adaptation

    by nemesisdarkside

    Wasn't a fan (or hater) of the original series, watched a few eps here and there in syndication, but beyond character names and traits would this adaptation need to be "faithful"? Apart from Racer X and Speed's family, what continuity was there?<P>Also as said above Gong Li is Chinese. Another thing: She is 40+ (still looks great though) so she is way too old for Trixie. Also, Françoise Yip is Chinese/French-Canadian. Not a lot of Japanese there! ;P

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by SWR 77

    Why make this movie? Who is going to want to see this? This seems almost as bad as the Underdog movie....

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST

    James Franco

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    as Spock is actually quite an interesting idea. Although if they go with Damon as Kirk then isn't Franco too young?

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 6:14 p.m. CST

    That is most NON-TRIUMPHANT!

    by fAbs

    Non non non non heinous (note the quadruple negative)

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Beyonce Knowles to play Speed Racer!

    by Johnno


  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Harold from Harold and Kumar

    by thebearovingian

    no more suggestions, please. For none could be better.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves is Isreali

    by emeraldboy

    and was brought up in a kibbutz. one of his parents is Jewish and come from isreal.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Rosie O'Donnell would be perfect for the role.

    by bioforge

    She's got the lingo down to perfection.Ching chong ching chong zoom zoom zoom.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST

    James Franco would be a better Kirk.

    by superninja

    He's not tall enough for Spock.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I like Matt Damon, but he is not handsome

    by superninja

    enough to play Shatner's Kirk. Damon is attractive in a pugnacious way. He can be Scotty - but can he do a good Scottish brogue? Hah, I kid. But to the point, the Shat was a very handsome man. Franco is a good dramatic actor and naturally charming. He even resembles a young Shatner. Another good choice would be James Marsden. Spock needs to be someone who is physically imposing but with good comedic timing.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Keanu will be the perfect Racer X!

    by RedHHades

    It's the most obvious choice: worked before with the Bros, is a worldwide known name and can draw audience - mostly overseas and in Japan, is partly Asian. He looks the part. He is 40 but looks younger than that. Bet, after that rumor, that the guy will be announced as Racer X with a young unknown actor (with Asian background as well) as Speed Racer. And I bet there won't be any Chin Chin... and the movie will be crazy. After watching V for Vendetta I'm more than confident that the Wachowski can respect the original cartoon, keeping what is important and giving to it a great and modern look. KEANU AS RACER X! Bring it on!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    I must respectfully disagree, YackBacker, sir.

    by superninja

    Franco has more charm and charisma than Jane.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I've never seen Menzies perform, but

    by superninja

    boy does he look perfect for the part!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by Bill Clay

    Too soon!

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Merry Christmas to you as well, Yack! :)

    by superninja

    I've seen Jane in several things, and my eyes don't lie. He is bland, while Franco is charismatic. I'll check out Rome guy on YouTube, tho.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Yack, I just watched it, and Menzies does

    by superninja

    have the look, but when he speaks, there is something very tense about him. Nimoy's Spock had a very relaxed confidence, and that guy seems like an uptight British guy. Just my first impression :)

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Piltdown, Franco is too pretty to be Spock.

    by superninja

    As for Trixie being ethnic, I don't have a problem with this. She was rather generic, the outfit is more important.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST

    They don't have a guy to play Spock.

    by superninja

    They're all WB-Bots who are 5'11 or shorter and are still waiting for their balls to drop.

  • Dec. 23, 2006, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Keanu doesn't have the depth to play a cartoon

    by Bob Cryptonight


  • Dec. 24, 2006, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Flames on Speed Racer <= Flames on Optimus?

    by Johnno

    Ohh! Ahh!

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 12:26 a.m. CST

    flames on speed racer = flames on optimus

    by Johnno

    But it could work...

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Yes! The Harold and Kumar guy!

    by Johnno

    Good thinking! But is he also too old?

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 2:25 a.m. CST

    With that prissy little mouth Frodo seems perfect

    by half vader

    and you'd HAVE to cast Portman then so Wood didn't need to stand on a crate. <p> Nipples on Natalie Portman. <p> Surely Ewen McGregor has to be Scotty. Yes I know it's so obvious but it's so right! We can watch him get old and fat too! Not to mention the hilarity when he drunkenly whips it out! Crispin Glover for Spock. Hell, Crispin Glover for anything. The Bruce for Bones. Of course.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST

    The Wachowski Brothers pwn teh suk.

    by King_Knut


  • Dec. 24, 2006, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Lance Link for Chim Chim

    by half vader

    I could have bought Vince Vaugn as a Racer x, but I guess that boat has sailed.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Jack Black for Spritle

    by half vader

    or Chim Chim.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer needs to be......

    by FallingWithStyle

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, although if he's happier with a low profile and roles like in Brick or Mysterious Skin then thats cool with me.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by BrandLoyalist

    Speed seemed much younger than him in the cartoon the others above are right Racer X would make much more sense I hope Speed will run the bad guys off the road and into ravines and cliff faces so that you can see them die in their exploding cars just like in the show for kids but the important thing is that the dialog have no stops or punctation of any kind between sentences if they want to make it authentic for old fans like us right Trixie?

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I'm going to debunk this

    by purplewarrior

    And I'll tell you why - for a start, brits don't refer to London as "London, England.", secondly I'm fairly certain that Warner Bros. would probably veto Keanu on another role in favour of using something like speed racer as a springboard for another actor.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 11 a.m. CST

    keep it up MCMLXXVI

    by Sandinista

    can't read the posts if your curse is not there. btw, great casting for racer X.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Jared Leto bitches!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    30 seconds to get it done WB

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Because Keanu looks 16 or however old Speed should be

    by LordSoth

    This just screams rumor that won't pan out.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, noon CST

    Racer X Racer X Racer X Racer X

    by RedHHades

    As I said before, if Keanu is in it, he IS Racer X! Perfect choice.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    If Keanu IS in it... have him be Racer X and have...

    by stlfilmwire

    Chris Klein play Speed. Face it, Klein is nothing but a younger Keanu clone anyway... so have him play Speed. Oh well. All I know is that the Alpha Team needs to be awesome. In truth, the best cast would be Joaquin Pheonix as Speed Racer and maybe Keanu as Racer X... with Sam Elliot or Brian Dennehy as pops. Trixie should be played by some freaking flavor of the month, Spritle by the boy from Two and Half Men, and professional stunt drivers as the Alpha Team. Hehe. My brain is melting. Why should I care about this!? If this was made in the 80s, I would have had Charlie Sheen as Speed Racer, Emilio as Racer X, and Alex Karras or Martin Sheen as Pops. Hehe.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Chris Klein

    by mr. brownstone

    has the cold, dead eyes of a mannequin.

  • Dec. 24, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by The Dum Guy

    If I ever read a TB and don't see your post, I'll assume something bad has happend to you.

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 10:43 a.m. CST

    CGI Chim Chim

    by apersonofinterest

    You know they will

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST

    There is no Chim Chim

    by RedHHades

    I hope so. :)

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 12:40 p.m. CST



    and he'll fuck this up too. Why anybody insists on putting his non acting ass in films I just dont get. If he's ion it, I wont go see the films in theaters, and I'll wait till a friend rents the DVD to watch it.

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I have a hard time

    by RedHHades

    imagining The Wachowski doing "family entertainment". But, If so, expect something very different. BTW, KEANU ROCKS!!! BE RACER X PLEASE!!!

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST

    As Racer x...maybe...As Speed?...

    by Kid Z

    ...the idea is just "bullshit goats!"

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Reeves should play

    by Almost_Human

    Chim Chim. I know that Chim Chim has been cut from the project. He should play Chim Chim.

  • Dec. 25, 2006, 11:03 p.m. CST

    PresidentBaltar...Fernandez did not make it campy...

    by Bob Cryptonight

    For example, the on-screen actions of, oh, say the Car Acrobatic Team are obviously silly moments that animators intended to be silly. Or the way Pops Racer would blow his stack like a steam kettle when he was angry! Not to mention Chim-Chim's goofy animated expressions. No, I think "campy" perfectly describes SPEED RACER. Which is how it should be!

  • Dec. 26, 2006, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer is 18 years old.

    by Lewster3000

    Reeves would make a almost perfect Racer X tho. Im down for this movie, cant judge till the trailer tho.

  • Dec. 26, 2006, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Reeves was in ONE GOOD movie

    by kinghenryVIII

    And that was Feeling Minnesota. Matrix sucked. First one was annoying. Second one sucked. Turd, I mean Third, was a waste of time. Speed .... tough guy .... bullshit.

  • Dec. 26, 2006, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Keanu would be a good Speed Racer

    by Cherry Chuck

    but would he be a good Super Steer?:

  • Dec. 26, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST


    by steff_so_funny

    I don't know about the whole Keanu thing. He's just... well, it doesn't seem right. But whatever. I wouldn't mind seeing Milo Ventimiglia. Hahah!

  • Dec. 26, 2006, 7:49 p.m. CST

    "You act like the new version has to mimic the old ver-

    by half vader

    sion". President Baltar, whatever you do don't go near the Transformers tb spouting that stuff. You'll be eaten alive! ;)

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 11:30 a.m. CST

    It's "The Wachowskis" not "The Wachowski Brothers"

    by LordMadhammer

    That's how they refer to themselves professionally now. I just hope they cast Danny DeVito as the monkey.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    If this movie isn't a comedy with intentionally...

    by Childe Roland

    ...poorly dubbed voiceover work, then the creators will have completely missed the point. And they better go all CGI for the monkey. Andy Serkis needs some work.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Emile Hirsch as Speed.

    by riskebiz

    I think Emile Hirsch would be a really good Speed. I also think that Keanu being attached means it's probably for Racer X, not as Speed. Someone younger, like Emile Hirsch would be just right. He even sort of looks the part.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 9:36 p.m. CST

    They should get the kid from HEROES....

    by Bob Cryptonight

    ...the one who is the brother of the guy running for congress/senate/whatever. He looks a bit like Speed.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    jesus, i hope not...

    by spanke5

    i'm going in to read for speed on friday, so, i'm hoping i'm not just wasting my time at this point.