Speed Racer Moves To May 9th

Warner Bros. Pictures has moved the release date for its big screen adaptation of “Speed Racer” up two weeks from May 23rd 2008 to May 9th 2008. They’ve also set the film for a day-and-date release in most international markets.

The aim is to give the film “maximum playability” in most international markets before the start of the European Soccer Championships. The Wachowski brothers are directing the high-octane actioneer based on the classic anime series about a young car racer.

The film is now slotted comfortably between “Iron Man” on the 2nd, “Narnia: Prince Caspian” on the 16th, “Indiana Jones IV” on May 23rd, and the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” on the same day.