As reported Varietywith the participation of JJ Abrams as executive producer, Manzana is in the process of preparing the live action series of Speed Racer (Meteor). In the project that Manzana has been working for a long time, the American writer Ron Fitzgerald (best known for working on the drama of NBC Friday Night Lights and comedy Showtime Weeds) and Hiram Martinez (Dominican film producer), They will be the heads in charge of writing and executive producing said production, in addition to acting as co-directors.
What is it about Speed Racer?
Speed Racer follow the adventure of the young Japanese chariot racer, Speed Racerand the transformation of your car, the Mach 5. His crew consists of his father and car builder Pops Racer, his little brother Spritle, their chimpanzee Chim-Chim, and Speed’s girlfriend Trixie. Speed also crosses paths very constantly with the mysterious RacerXhis secret older brother, known as Rex Racer.
How many live-action versions has the original series had?
This would be the second real action adaptation of the character, taking into account that the first one was known on April 26, 2008, titled in the same way, Speed Racer; being then a film directed by The Wachowskis and starring Emile Hirsch in the lead role. According to data, the film had a budget of 120 million, but only grossed 93 million dollars worldwide. Subsequently, she was nominated in multiple categories at the Teen Choice Awards 2008as well as in the Golden Raspberry Awards 2008.
The film managed to enter the top 84 of the 100 best action movies of all time for GQ.
original story of Speed Racer
Speed Racer was originally a manga series created by Tatsuo Yoshida (known as the pioneer of anime) in the 60s, with the title Mach GoGoGo. Then, it had its anime series adaptation that premiered in the United States in 1967, with the recognized name of: Speed Racer. By then this animated series production was very successful in the American country, so much so that many gave it the credit of having contributed to the recognition and popularization of anime in the country.
From Speed Racer over 50 episodes based on the original series were producedwith an English version of a Japanese remake that aired on Nickelodeon beginning in 2002.