Speed Racer News

Share your opinion


Scott Porter Discusses 'Bandslam,' His Duet With Hugh Grant & More

August 11th, 2009 9:57am EDT
Scott Porter
Scott Porter, who stars in the upcoming film "Bandslam" (opening Friday, August 14) joins us to discuss his character, Ben Wheatly, whose musical inspiration seems to stem from a slight misinterpretation of Bruce Springsteen songs. We also catch up on what Jason Street -- Scott's character from "Friday Night Lights" -- is up to these days (not to mention we discover, in a pretty traumatic way, Scott knows a thing or two about football himself), the story behind his duet with Hugh Grant in the "Pop Goes My Heart" video from "Music and Lyrics" and why every character he plays seems to wind up...

Who Green Lights These Movies In Hollywood?

April 30th, 2009 4:12pm EDT
No one ever seems to listen. When reading through the announcements that come out of Hollywood, one gets the feeling that the industry should know better by now. A Max Payne movie? Aliens vs. Predator 2? A Drop Dead Fred remake? Who green lights this stuff? The film industry is rife with bad ideas, often resulting in empty-pocketed executives standing around wondering why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li didn't make any money. People keep losing money, yet the bad ideas keep pouring in. Here are a few upcoming bad ideas:

Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Warning: Warning: ...

New Movies On DVD, Sept. 16

September 16th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Love Guru
Mike Myers stars in Love Guru, concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. Also on DVD: Speed Racer, Made Of Honor and 88 Minutes.

Emile Hirsch Squelches Gay Rumor

August 4th, 2008 9:33am EDT
Emile Hirsch
A crew member on Emile Hirsch's movie Speed Racer is convinced the actor is gay, after walking in on an awkward moment between him and co-star Kick Gurry. The pair was taking a break between scenes in a trailer onset in Berlin, Germany, when an assistant burst in, while Hirsch was half naked and out of breath.

Hirsch explains, "Me and Kick were in the trailer hanging out. Kick was sitting back with his hands behind his head and I was doing push ups. It was hot so I peeled my driver's suit down a bit, and then Eric, the wonderfully gay production assistant, walked in. I jumped up really...

'Superbad' Leads The Way At MTV Movie Awards

May 6th, 2008 12:52pm EDT
Teen comedy Superbad is leading the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards after picking up five nods, including Best Movie.

The high-school comedy, directed by Greg Mottola, also scooped nominations for the film's stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, who will compete in the Breakthrough Performance category along with their co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Hill is also up for Best Comedic Performance.

However, Superbad will be going up against Oscar-winning Juno - which Cera also stars in - for the Best Movie prize, while the actor is also recognized for his efforts in the te...

Everclear's Favorite Covers Collected For "The Vegas Years," Out April 15; Win It!

March 27th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Never shy about their influences and the music they grew up on, multi-platinum rockers Everclear have long been known for saluting the band's roots by recording and performing a dynamic and eclectic array of covers. Now for the first time, Everclear's best studio and concert recordings have been gathered for a new collection, The Vegas Years, to be released April 15 by Capitol/EMI. Produced by Everclear singer, guitarist and songwriter Art Alexakis, the disc features 14 covers the band recorded between 1994 and this year, including versions of Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl" and Paul Revere & T...

Spring Movie Preview: Indy Returns, Clooney Plays Football & More

February 7th, 2008 1:53pm EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's the middle of winter and not only has the weather been crummy, but so were the movies (One Missed Call, anyone?). Warm weather isn't the only thing people are looking forward to come springtime; we're also anticipating a refreshing group of comedic, dramatic and fantastic films. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films moviegoers will see when they hit theaters in April and May:


Release Date: April 4

Mix romance with football and you get this quick-witted romantic comedy starring Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. The film is set in 1925 when Americ...

Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 1

January 10th, 2008 11:56am EST
Iron Man
"Iron Man" (May 2)

"Iron Man" is a good story, and with the film's decent cast it could be one of the best Marvel movies yet. With Tony Stark being one of the main protagonist/antagonist's in "Civil War," it's no surprise that his time has come.

Tony Stark is a fascinating character. He's not altogether different from Batman, at least on paper. He's a billionaire industrialist who uses his wealth and intelligence to become a superhero, standing among some of the strongest heroes in the world as an equal although he is but a man. Iron Man relies on technology, his wits, and a dark...

Starz Takes An In-Depth Look At Anime

December 8th, 2007 7:30am EST
Anime: Drawing a Revolution
The Starz Originals special "Anime: Drawing a Revolution," premiering on Starz December 17 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), takes a provocative, in-depth look at the astonishing art of anime and its influence on worldwide culture and leading Hollywood filmmakers.

Before twin-engine race cars there was “Speed Racer.” Before toy robots were in nearly every child’s home there was “Astro Boy.” Before The Matrix there was Ghost in the Shell.

From the entertainment we enjoy, to the clothes we wear, the vehicles we drive, the games we play, the style of music we listen to and the daily habits that mak...

Fascinating Facts

April 15th, 2007 4:30pm EDT
Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci has joined the cast of the movie adaptation of cult cartoon Speed Racer. She'll play the title character's girlfriend Trixie in the film. Emile Hirsch will play Speed Racer.

Munich star Eric Bana has a need for speed after signing up to compete in the upcoming Targa Tasmania rally. The actor will drive a red 1974 Ford XB coupe that featured in 1979 cult classic Mad Max for the big race, which begins on Monday.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Fascinating Facts

March 23rd, 2007 12:00am EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle recently tore his Achilles heel in a basketball game with rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.

Actor Emile Hirsch is in final talks to recreate 1960s Japanese cartoon hero Speed Racer in a new Hollywood movie to be directed by brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski.

Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz is to wed musician Noah Lebenzon in Puerto Rica in June.

Spider-Man, The Hulk and the X-Men are set for a new home in Dubai as part of a $1 billion theme park. Marvel comics and the United Arab Emirates-based Al Ahili Group have joined forces to plan the park, which they hope to open i...

Zac Efron Set To Be Speed Racer?

March 15th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Zac Efron
High School Musical and Hairspray star Zac Efron is in talks to star in the title role of Speed Racer.

Efron was granted permission by Disney to leave the High School Musical 2 set for a day so that he could attend a Speed Racer callback audition.

The live-action adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series is being made by The Matrix filmmakers Andy and Larry Wachowski. The movie is scheduled to for a May 23, 2008 release.

- Zac Efron pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Wachowski Brothers To Remake 'Speed Racer'

November 2nd, 2006 8:45am EST
Speed Racer
Larry and Andy Wachowski have signed on to write and direct a big screen version of the classic 1960s animated TV series Speed Racer. The brothers will re-team with producer Joel Silver for the movie that Silver has been trying to get made for over a decade.

The Japanese cartoon series "Speed Racer," created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Toshida, focused on Speed, his Mach 5 gadget-laden race car and the adventures he got into with his family. He was often bailed out of danger by Racer X, a rival with a mysterious connection to Speed.

Silver most recently collaborated with the Wachows...

Browse More Television:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z