USA Today has nabbed the first look at several new photos from this summer's Speed Racer, directed by The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix Trilogy). The photos are trippy as all hell, and they help to give you a tiny taste of what you're in store for when this film finally arrives in theaters on May 9, 2008. On the surface, one might think the Wachowskis are completely out of their minds. But those of you who remember the old 1960s cartoon will look at these pics and say, "Holy crap, I didn't think there'd be a way to do this live action -- but they somehow pulled it off." Because that's what I was thinking. And I know what some of you might say: "Yeah, but it totally looks like a video game." Fine, valid point, but for Speed Racer, I think you need to go a little nutty. You need to borrow from the fantastical universe already in place, update it, throw in colorful live-action characters and produce something that's real fun to watch. Based on these pics and the soon-to-be-released thing that I saw but can't talk about, I feel this film is going to soar. You?

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