On Wednesday, the American portal Variety He reported that Manzana is developing a new series for its streaming service AppleTV+ about a new live-action adaptation of the classic anime Meteor (known internationally as Speed Racer).
In said note they have also announced that the renowned filmmaker JJ Abrams (known for directing the last trilogy of starwars Y star trek) would be on the project under the executive producer chair. Likewise, Ron Fitzgerald and Hiram Martinez They will also assume their role as executive producers, as well as being the co-directors and writers of the series. Warner Bros. Television will be the studio in charge of this second Meteoro live-action project together with the studio Bad Robot of Abrams. It should be noted that this would be the second live-action adaptation of the franchise, after the 2008 film made by the Sisters. Wachowskis.
The Meteor (Mach GoGoGo) manga was written by Tatsuo Yoshida in the 1960s, and received an anime adaptation in 1967 by Tatsunoko Productions. This classic anime aired on various networks such as Cartoon Network, and the now-defunct Boomerang for decades to come.
synopsis of Speed Racer (Meteor):
The plot follows the young Meteor, a professional racing driver who often goes on adventures driving his famous Mach 5 car and accompanied by his little brother, his pet chimpanzee and his girlfriend Trixie.