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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:32 pm Reply with quote
It could work, but I'd have preferred the Wachowskis did Superman Returns, since Matrix Reloaded was aesthetically
closer to Superman than Singer's film. (Of course, Singer's only experience in comic book film is copying the Matrix, so that makes sense... Rolling Eyes ) Though the idea of them doing a comedy for a change is kind of weird, and I hope it won't be as lame as that bondage scene in Revolutions. Why do I have a feeling Trixie will be played by Lohan? *sigh* Benicio Del Toro would make a good Speed IMHO.
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Animefreak6969



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:31 pm Reply with quote
I always thought that Speed Racer would make a good movie and i cant wait to see this, although Vaughn as Racer X has me a little wierded out.
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midorihebi



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:43 pm Reply with quote
Animefreak6969 wrote:
although Vaughn as Racer X has me a little wierded out.


I second that.

I'm not to sure about Benicio Del Toro making a good Speed, though.
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hanachan01



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:03 pm Reply with quote
Yay! This will definately be interesting! Me and my friend are getting into this anime again, so seeing Speed Racer on the front page made me squeal like a 12 year old Naruto fangirl Very Happy I have my Trixie cosplay ready by then hopefully...my friends is already working on her Speed....heheheh. GATSU's probably right about Lindsay Lohan playing Trixie...she'd probably be good at it though, as long as she doesn't do what she's been doing, or rather not doing, on the set of her latest movie ;p
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Proman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:33 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
(Of course, Singer's only experience in comic book film is copying the Matrix, so that makes sense... Rolling Eyes )

Rolling Eyes
Right, I'm sure you can do better than that, Gatsu.


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excel958



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:17 pm Reply with quote
They had to pick some of the worst directors for this film.

I think it'll bomb for sure.
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DarkTenshi90



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:21 pm Reply with quote
Hey, I'm actually looking forward to this movie. I'm pretty sure Vince Vaughn will do awesome, because he's a good a good actor. I'm sure it won't be that bad. X3
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Proman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:44 pm Reply with quote
excel958 wrote:
They had to pick some of the worst directors for this film.

I think it'll bomb for sure.

"They" are the guys who wrote the screenplay for the project. Say what you want about the 'Matrix' trilogy you can do alot worse than Wachowski bros. I believe they are very talented.
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Toneloak



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:53 pm Reply with quote
God i have the crazy dub in my head. And i loved the show, G-force, Speed Racer, and Robotech just like many here i guess, made me a anime head long before i know what anime was.

I would not call my self otaku cause i've read more US comic books then the number animes ever made, for real.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:53 pm Reply with quote
I dunno Vince VAUGHN? It seems like someone esle should play that part.
I mean i liked Speed racer as a kid. All I can see happening with this movie is it becoming a Fast and the Fruious with an annoying girl in the trunk.

I hope they don't mess this one up.
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Abarenbo Shogun



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:22 am Reply with quote
So long as they don't try to push the Mach 5 as some current Production or Future Concept American Car, i'm all for it.
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tekwych



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:09 am Reply with quote
They are working on a new filming technique, like they did with 'bullet time', to be used for the race scenes of the Mach 5. They want to create a 'signature' look of the Mach 5 "in it's environment". As always the brothers W are defining the look of the film as the write it. They are probably the closest thing to 'motion-manga' directors that there is in the US, they write as much in images as they do in words.

And no, like the Batmobile (the better ones), the Mach 5 will be treated as a custom one off.
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coolGAL



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:42 am Reply with quote
midorihebi wrote:
Animefreak6969 wrote:
although Vaughn as Racer X has me a little wierded out.


I second that.

I'm not to sure about Benicio Del Toro making a good Speed, though.
Same here its bad enough i have seen most of his Craptastic films he might ruin this to tho its sounds bad already whatever we will just have to wait and see.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:49 pm Reply with quote
LOL, white people as Japanese characters.

It'll be like cosplay.
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hanachan01



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:12 pm Reply with quote
britannicamoore wrote:
I dunno Vince VAUGHN? It seems like someone esle should play that part.
I mean i liked Speed racer as a kid. All I can see happening with this movie is it becoming a Fast and the Fruious with an annoying girl in the trunk.

I hope they don't mess this one up.


Actually, it was a kid and a monkey in the trunk....I should really stop using my free time to rewatch Speed Racer, shouldn't I? ;P
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