If there’s one thing the world really needs now, it’s a pumped-up Wachowski brothers feature based on a 1960s-era Japanese anime TV series. Is there a subtext to Speed Racer that I’m missing or overlooking? Someone besides producer Joel Silver is presumably into the idea of the Wachowski’s doing a family-friendly, PG-13 fast-car movie. To me, the nothingness of the concept is close to astounding. The boys will reportedly shoot next summer and release it in ’08.