Producer Joel Silver has stated that the long talked about Speed Racer movie has been given the green light and is expected to be released theatrically in summer, 2008.
Brothers Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, creators and directors of the Matrix, have written the script and will direct the movie, with filming expected to take place in the summer of 2007. They will again work with special effects supervisor John Gaeta, who won an Oscar for his work on the Matrix. Speed Racer will be the first Wachowski directed movie since the Matrix trilogy, although they produced V for Vendetta.
Vince Vaughn has been rumored to be interested in the role of Racer X. Silver adds that the Brothers have found a completely unique way to film the car chases. Our prediction? You will not hear an updated version of the original SPEED RACER theme song, unless it’s buried in the bass of some ambient techno track.