'Speed Racer' Leads Hollywood's Latest Charge: Anime Adaptations

Having snatched up virtually every comic book title to ever hit shelves, Hollywood studios are plumbing new depths in search of a blockbuster genre. And they think they've found it in anime. Leading the charge are the nerd kings who grew up on the Asian cartoons, Andy and Larry Wachowski, whose "Speed Racer" arrives in theaters May 9. "Racer" marks not only a return to the brothers' filmmaking roots; it's the first of several big-budget gambles the industry is taking on a genre that remains...Full Story
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