‘Speed Racer’ News Conference Video with the Cast

Susan Sarandon, Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox and a sneak peek at the Mach 5.

Reuters was in Potsam, Germany filming a news conference for the Wachowski Brother's upcoming Speed Racer, the big screen version of the classic 1960s Japanese animated cartoon series.

The video clip is posted online and features Susan Sarandon ("Mom Racer"), Emile Hirsch ("Speed Racer"), Christina Ricci ("Trixie"), Matthew Fox ("Racer X") and producer Joel Silver.

In addition, the exterior and interior of Speed Racer's car, the "Mach 5", is briefly shown.

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Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature other characters from the show, including Speed's family and his mysterious archrival, Racer X.

Speed Racer arrives in theatres on May 9. 2008.

Speed Racer was released May 9th, 2008 and stars Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Holroyd, Ariel Winter, Scott Porter, Gian Ganziano, Peter Fernandez. The film is directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.

Sources: Reuters

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