Speed Racer Live-Action Series Coming to Apple TV+, With J.J. Abrams as Executive Producer: Report

Speed Racer- the favored racing collection primarily based on the Sixties Mach GoGoGo manga — is reportedly coming to Apple TV+ as a brand new live-action collection. The final adaptation within the franchise was the 2008 film Speed Racer from The Wachowskis, and followers of Speed and his Mach 5 racing automotive can look ahead to a brand new collection that’s within the works on the Cupertino firm’s streaming service, in accordance to a report. The upcoming live-action collection might be govt produced by J.J. Abrams, whereas particulars of the forged or a launch date are but to be revealed.

The upcoming Speed Racer live-action collection has been in improvement for “a substantial period of time”, in accordance to a report by Variety. The present might be produced by Warner Bros. Television, with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Ron Fitzgerald (Westworld, Weeds) and Hiram Martinez (Snowpiercer, Get Shorty) are set as writers on the present, and can be a part of Abrams as govt producers. The collection would be the first Speed Racer live-action adaptation in 14 years.

The first Speed Racer anime collection was launched in 1967, primarily based on the Mach GoGoGo manga that was printed a yr earlier. The collection adopted the story of Speed and his highly effective Mach 5 racing automotive, his father Pops, his brother Spritle, his pet chimpanzee Chim-Chim, and his girlfriend Trixie. In the animated collection, Speed crosses paths with the extremely expert Racer X — who drives the quantity 9 automotive “Shooting Star” — not realizing that it is his estranged older brother Rex behind the wheel.

The 2008 live-action movie Speed Racer starred Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild, Girl Next Door), and was written and directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski. That yr, a 13-episode reboot of the anime collection titled The New Adventures of Speed Racer was launched within the US.

The upcoming Speed Racer collection might be primarily based on the unique story of the Japanese manga and has no connection to the 2008 film, in accordance to a report by Deadline. While the upcoming collection has reportedly been within the works for some time, there isn’t any phrase on the forged of the present. Similarly, Apple TV+ and the producers are but to reveal when collection might be launched on the streaming service.

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