Ready, Set, GO! Speed Racer is about to make it's marks on the big screen. The stars of the film Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Mathew Fox were out yesterday promoting their latest flick at the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
If you haven’t heard of Speed Racer, here's the scoop. It's a live action film adaptation of the 1960's Japanese animated series Speed Racer. 'Into The Wild' star Emile Hirsch takes on the role as Speed, the hero of the animated series, and Christina Ricci portrays Speed's girlfriend, Trixie.
SR was produced in Germany at Babelsberg Studios, where filming took place entirely against a green screen. The movie was also filmed in high-definition, using a layering method to put both the foreground and the background of scenes in focus to have a real-life anime appearance.
Speed Racer will race into theatres on May 9, 2008. To check out the colorful movie trailer check out the video below.