The Color of Speed Racer

Once upon a time the kaleidoscopic menagerie of colors in Speed Racer were more grounded.

The Wachowski Brothers latest directorial effort following The Matrix is an overload on the senses, with live action colors “further ramped up digitally in post production.” Green, purple, yellow, orange and red emblazen the sets as outlined in two Los Angeles Times features, A Futuristic, Midcentury Movie Set for ‘Speed Racer’ and A ‘Speed Racer’ Time Warp.

Concept Artist Peter Popken offers an alternative conceptual route never taken via his blog.