Posted on August 8, 2007,

Warner Bros. Announces Speed Racer Game Adaptation

I’m going to try to not say anything negative. If a live-action Transformers movie can turn out as fantastic as it did, who says that a live-action movie based on Speed Racer can’t be as well? I mean the movie is being written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers, (Matrix Films) so chances are that “live-action” will not even play that big of a role. (The entire movie is being shot on a green screen.) It’s easy to dump on this as one of the worst ideas ever, but I’m going to reserve all judgments until I see it for myself.

With all the attention that the movie is getting, it is a shock to nobody that Warner Bros. has announced a gaming adaptation of the film that will coincide with the release. I’m sad to say that I am far more optimistic for the film than I am for the game, even tho the Wachowski brothers are known for having direct control over previous game titles based off their films. The whole thing is so strange, I really have no idea what to expect.

While there are no images from the game, here is some video from a recent press conference that shows off the talented cast and real-world Mark 5. With this cast, and Joel Silver behind it, could this be great? Someone check the local pig population, they may have started growing wings.

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3 Comments on Warner Bros. Announces Speed Racer Game Adaptation

Joelteon7

On August 9, 2007 at 5:40 am

Just for note, I think Transformers is one of the worst films I’ve seen in ages. It was entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons. The few decent scene’s were completely blasted out the way by its badness.

Anyhow, Speed Racer film? Monopoly? WoW?

What next, maybe someone can make a film about Tetris.

starcade

On August 9, 2007 at 8:54 am

A live action movie from the Matrix guys, based on cartoon is an interesting idea. It’s certainly no worse than– what opened last week, Underdog?

I wondered if there was going to be a game, as it seems a no brainer. Most movie-based games are rushed to market and are easily forgettable. But a game based on Speed Racer could be fun if executed well. Guess we see…

weclock

On August 9, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Christina ricci is full of . But you’re right, I would like to see the movie too.