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 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.
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)
- Matthew Fox catches a punch from Rain (03 Dec 2007)
- Emile Hirsch is ‘Speed Racer’
- Christina Ricci Revs up ‘Speed Racer’
Speed Racer First Look (Berlin interview with cast)