• [NEWS] J.J. Abrams Tapped to Ruin Speed Racer With Live Action Series

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 26 13:59:17 2022
    I knew I wasn't remotely the the only person who detests the talentless
    cretin JJ Abrams ... and no, I did not write this Jalopnik article. :-)

    J.J. Abrams Tapped to Ruin Speed Racer With Live Action Series
    The Wachowskis' film was perfect, but the cinematic criminal
    behind The Rise Of Skywalker remains out for blood.

    There are few movies I will ever pause. When I do, it's usually
    for a very good reason - either someone's knocked on my door
    unexpectedly, or I'm bleeding too much to ignore until the
    credits roll. There are even fewer movies I would ever walk out
    of, particularly in the theater. In fact, I can think of only
    one: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker.

    Yet the writer and director behind that cinematic catastrophe
    continues to find work in the industry. A man who can start a
    series, raise any number of interesting questions, then jump
    ship before any of those answers need to come out. A man whose
    vision for the future of cinema is "What if Spielberg and Lucas,
    but worse?"

    J.J. Abrams is taking the reins to the Speed Racer franchise.
    God help us.

    Variety reports that a live-action Speed Racer series is in the
    works over at Apple, for AppleTV+. That sentence alone poses no
    problems - Apple created one of the triumphs of modern
    streaming television, Mythic Quest, and seems to know when to
    get out of the way at let talented creators work. The problem
    comes later, with the involvement of one Jabrams Jabrams Abrams.

    Abrams will be executive producing the new series, with
    Westworld and Perry Mason's Ron Fitzgerald and Snowpiercer's
    Hiram Martinez writing, producing, and co-showrunning. The
    series will be the second live-action take on the classic '60s
    anime, after the Wachowskis' perfect, unassailable 2008 film.

    For now, not much else is known about the series. Will it feature
    the absolute banger of a cast that the 2008 film did, with John
    Goodman and Susan Sarandon perfect in their roles as Speed's
    parents? Will Emile Hirsch be there? Only time will tell.


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