Speed Racer’s Mach 5 Heads for Detroit

The Mach 5 from Speed Racer will be displayed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Here are the details from Warner Bros. Pictures:

WHAT: The thunderous Mach 5, Speed Racer’s supercharged race car featured in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new live-action film “Speed Racer,” will be on display at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

WHEN: January 13-17, 2008 (Press Preview Days)

January 19-21, 2008 (General Public Viewing)

WHERE: 2008 North American

International Auto Show

COBO Center

One Washington Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48226

About “Speed Racer”

From writers/directors/producers Larry and Andy Wachowski, the creators of the groundbreaking “The Matrix” trilogy, and producer Joel Silver comes the live-action, high-octane film “Speed Racer,” which follows the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thunderous Mach 5. “Speed Racer” marks the Wachowski brothers’ first writing/directing collaboration since “The Matrix” movies. Joel Silver, who previously worked with the Wachowskis on “The Matrix” movies and “V For Vendetta,” is producing the film under his Silver Pictures banner. Larry and Andy Wachowski and Grant Hill are also producing, with David Lane Seltzer and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. “Speed Racer” stars Emile Hirsch as Speed, Christina Ricci as Speed’s girlfriend Trixie, Matthew Fox as the mysteriously masked Racer X, and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) and John Goodman as Mom and Pops Racer. Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action “Speed Racer” will showcase the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowski brothers’ films. “Speed Racer” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, of a Silver Pictures Production.

See the Mach 5 in action when “Speed Racer” opens in theatres nationwide on May 9, 2008.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures