Brothers up to ‘Speed’

In their first directing effort since “The Matrix” trilogy, Larry and Andy Wachowski will helm “Speed Racer” for Warner Bros. The brothers, who are penning the script, reteam with producer Joel Silver, their accomplice in “The Matrix” films. Production will begin in Europe next summer, and WB will release the pic in summer 2008. Japanese cartoon series “Speed Racer,” created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, focused on Speed, his tricked-out Mach 5 race car and the adventures he got into with his family.

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