The proposed live action/CGI movie production of cartoon character Speedy Gonzalez has been received with widespread caution by politically correct Hollywood reporters for fear that the movie will be blighted by racist overtones.
The movie's producers however, insist that they're just about making wholesome family entertainment and that any racial stereotyping as depicted in the original animations will be left back there in the 50s and 60s.
Actor/comedian, George Lopez, who seems set to do the voice of the mucho rapido rodent has confided to friends that the movie is about a sombrero wearing mouse from Mexico who finds the pace of life a little too slow for his liking, so he moves to LA in search of something a little faster and gets tied into a lot of humorous situations.
But one Hollywood hack confided in us that there was no way she was going to report on the Speedy Gonzalez movie because to do so would be tantamount to career suicide.
She told us:
"The original cartoon was outrageously racist, and any reworking on that theme is bound to be the same. Otherwise there's just no joke. Knowing Hollywood, they'll probably hand the project over to Quentin Tarantino, and he'll have Speedy Gonzalez relocate to East LA, join the Crips - or more likely the Bloods because Speedy wears a red bandana - and have him get gang tattoos and do hard time in San Quentin. Trust me, this movie has disaster written all over it."
And we thought it would just be about a 'ickle mouse that ran around shouting "Ariba! Ariba! Andalay!"
More as we get it.