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.
The general public can view the vehicle from January 19-21 at The International Auto Show COBO Center One located at Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226.
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.
See the Mach 5 in action when Speed Racer opens in theatres nationwide on May 9, 2008.