Freeze frame Speed Racer!

I heard about the new, live action Speed Racer movie probably around the same time as most of you. I heard Vince Vaugn was attached to it, and it piqued my interest slightly. Saw the Wachowski Brothers (of The Matrix fame) were directing it, and was kind of indifferent (just hoped they did it well...V for Vendetta didn't turn out bad at all). But I have to say, at this latest revelation, I'm kind of stupified. The Wachowski Brothers are filming Speed Racer in high definition. Big deal you say. But this is a special type of high definition. The entire movie will be filmed in frame. What does that mean? Well, it means that the front part will be in focus, like a cartoon, while the ambient stuff will be around it, doing its own thing. Susan Sarandon sat down with, and had this to say about the process: "They're using some high def thing that comes with guards and it's beyond anything I've ever...I saw 10 minutes before I left, they did a special thing for me cause they're just wrapping and having a party tonight, they were still working after I left. They're doing something where they're layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they're also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some kind of new film, so they actually have to treat the actors in some way so we can hold our own with the background. So it's every color that wasn't in The Matrix is seriously in this film." As bad as the last two Matrix movies were, they were still pretty visually jaw-dropping. So one can only imagine what Speed Racer will look like when it comes out next year. Focus on speed