IGN FilmForce may have received a bunch of denials when asking WB and Vince Vaughn‘s people if a "Speed Racer" movie was on its way, but the FF guys are pretty confident that their newest scoop has some truth to it: "Speed Racer: The Movie" could indeed be on its way, and it very well could be directed by … The Wachowski Brothers!
Says IGNFF: "IGN FilmForce was recently informed by a longtime source that Larry and Andy Wachowski, the creative force behind "The Matrix" trilogy, may write and direct the live-action, feature film version of "Speed Racer" for Joel Silver Pictures and Warner Bros. The long-in-development project is based on the classic Japanese cartoon.
None of the parties involved would go on the record when asked about the project. Inquiries to Warners and the Wachowskis’ publicist went unanswered by publishing time. Silver Pictures said it would not comment about any potential project that may or may not be in an early stage of development. Read into that comment what you will.
So where does this leave Vince Vaughn, who sold his pitch for a "Speed Racer" movie to Warners in June 2004? Will he still co-star as the title character’s brother Racer X in a possible Wachowskis version? When asked if their client was still attached to "Speed Racer," Vaughn’s reps at UTA had "no comment.""