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    Well, Hollywood is set to destroy another fond childhood memory. They are planning on bringing Speed Racer to the big screen as a "live action" feature. The only thing live will be the actors. Remember Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow? Yeah. me either. The Wachowski Bros.(The Matrix Revolutions) are handling the writing and directing duties while Joel Silver (Ghost Ship, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane) is producing.
    They've already screwed the pooch with a few poor casting decisions. Emile Hirsch (Who?) as Speed and Christina (4' 9") Ricci as Trixie. Hirsch is a chubby 5' 6" asian-looking manchild best known for starring opposite the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert in 2004's "The Girl Next Door".


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    Yeah, that Emile kid may not be a great choice for Speed. Though Christina Ricci is a fine choice for Trixie.

    However, this flick will probably hinge on two things...how well the Matrix boys pull off the CGI stuntplay execution of the Mach 5, and whoever plays Racer X.

    Which rumor has it, will be Nick Cage, a long time Speed Racer fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Yeah, that Emile kid may not be a great choice for Speed. Though Christina Ricci is a fine choice for Trixie.

    However, this flick will probably hinge on two things...how well the Matrix boys pull off the CGI stuntplay execution of the Mach 5, and whoever plays Racer X.

    Which rumor has it, will be Nick Cage, a long time Speed Racer fan.
    Actually Vince Vaughn is lined up to star as Racer X Here's the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Actually Vince Vaughn is lined up to star as Racer X Here's the story
    Ugh. I would've preferred Cage over Vaughn. Too bad.

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    A G rating? This keeps getting worse by the day. Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Yeah, that Emile kid may not be a great choice for Speed. Though Christina Ricci is a fine choice for Trixie.
    Emile first caught my attention in The Secret Life Of Alter Boys and I've tried to catch most of his flicks after, because he's actually a pretty good, convincing young actor.

    Lets just hope that as Speed, he can pull off that patented "Huuhhh!!" when needed.

    Christina Ricci might be a little too old for Trixie though.
    Last edited by Number 47; 12.18.07 at 04:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
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    Yeah I don't see Ricci as Trixie. That's an odd casting choice. Not that I'm even gonna go see this. I'd rather watch the cartoons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    What? No gratuitous sex scenes? Boycott this movie!
    The viewer must use their imagination whenever Spridle and Chim Chim stowaway in that Mach 5 trunk for extended periods of race time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Ugh. I would've preferred Cage over Vaughn. Too bad.
    OK, now I'm confused, as I read this very morning that Matthew Fox (Jack on ABC's "Lost") was in final negotiations for the role.
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    I don't know! they do look a bit alike.
    Last edited by Number 47; 12.18.07 at 04:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Well, Hollywood is set to destroy another fond childhood memory..
    Man, aint that the truth. Why oh why oh why.


    I remember Emile Hirsch from "Lords of Dogtown". He was good in the Jay Adams role.


    Speed Racer tho? uhhhhhhhh i dunno
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