It just looks like that Apple TV + is dealing with a new and interesting project. As reported by Deadline the streaming video service plans to bring the live-action Speed Racera new series based on the manga by Tatsuo Yoshida Mach GoGoGopublished in 1969, better known in Italy by the title Exceeds Mach 5which then generated the homonymous anime produced by the studio Tatsunoko Productionsthe legendary animation studio that made some of the most influential anime of all time, including the original Space Knight Tekkaman, Super Dimension Fortress Macross And The irresponsible Captain Tylor. Let’s see in more detail.
Speed Racer: the live-action adaptation of Superauto Mach 5
Exceeds Mach 5 it was one of the very first anime to have been successful abroad as well. The series centers on Go Mifune, a skilled driver who dreams of becoming a racing champion, aided by his close friend and mechanic Kei. Too bad that the racing world is certainly not the fair and honest world that he believed and a powerful rival terrorist organization in fact tries to buy it to make him lose one of the following races on purpose. Go refuses the offer, starting from that moment to drive his own car to challenge the criminals and swindlers that the motoring world is full of, even at the expense of his own life.
For now, details on the live-action adaptation are scarce. What we do know is that it will be developed by Warner Bros. TV And Bad Robotthe production company led by the director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker JJ Abrams. According to reports, the writers Hiram Martinezknown for working on television series Snowpiercer And Get ShortyAnd Ron Fitzgeraldwho previously worked on Friday Night Lights And Weedswill be the showrunners and executive producers of the new series.
We remind you that in 2008 the first live-action adaptation of Exceeds Mach 5directed by Wool And Lilly Wachowski. The film was starring Emile Hirsch in the role of the eponymous Speed Racer, a teenage racing prodigy. Together with him there were Christina Ricci as Speed’s girlfriend Trixie, Matthew Fox in the role of the mysterious Racer X and the South Korean pop star Rain as Taejo Togokahn, a driver who becomes the key to unmasking the corruption within the film’s futuristic racing championship.