Our item on the proposed SPEED RACER film by the Wachowski Bros. (think the highway chase from MATRIX RELAODED for 150 minutes) drew a response from Art Asylum pointing to their SPEED RACER LIVES site. It seems they’ll be releasing a new toy line based on the classic characters, along with DVDs of new animated shorts with a new look. There will even be a life-sized Mach Five at San Diego, and we can’t wait to get our picture taken with THAT.
They also sent along some pics of the toys (based on the classic show) and a peek at the new, 21st Century Speed. Click for larger images.