What do you get when a snail with a need for speed gets stuck in the grill of a racecar, fusing the snail‚Äôs DNA with Nitrous Oxide? No, not road kill. Meet Turbo, a genetically modified snail with super speed that puts his newly acquired power to the test by racing in the Indianapolis 500.
While this Sunday‚Äôs Indy 500 does not feature a Nitrous-infused es-car-go, the honorary starter for the storied race is one of the film‚Äôs leading actors, Michael Pe√Īa.
Pe√Īa, who plays an entrepreneur named Tito that befriends the genetically modified snail, will wave the green flag at noon ET.
DreamWorks, which produced "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has a star-studded cast for "Turbo." It includes Ryan Reynolds as the super-fast snail, plus Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzm√°n, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Ken Jeong, Snoop Lion and Samuel L. Jackson.
To make the racing look as realistic as possible, writer and director David Soren had the animation team consult with fourtime IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti who offered advice as to how high-speed racing would look through the eyes of a snail.
The movie is set to hit theaters nationwide on July 17, but in the meantime, enjoy the snail-free Indianapolis 500 this Sunday and this trailer: