Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.
That is what is written as a quick synopsis about the movie. Now we know about Need for Speed, which started off as a video game and finally after a long wait, the full length trailer has been released. See below.
Starring Aaron Paul, best known as the actor who played “Jesse Pinkman” in the hit TV series “Breaking Bad”, when the first trailers were released, all it showed were a bunch of cars racing and flying in the air. After watching the full length trailer, the storyline seem to make more sense but I feel that Need For Speed does seem promising especially if I am benchmarking it against my other favourite car movies such as the first Fast & Furious and Gone in Sixty Seconds.
Other familiar actors include Michael Keaton (the original Batman!) and Dakota Johnson (5 Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street). I definitely can’t wait to catch it on the silver screen. It promises to be action packed and with lots of super cars but to the true car enthusiast, I guess their hearts will break when they see those awesome vehicles crashing and flipping through the air.
For more information about the movie, head over to the official movie site for more information.
Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, “Need for Speed” taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.
The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time—one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)—who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side—reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.
Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race—the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by John Gatins, Pat O’Brien and Mark Sourian and directed by Scott Waugh. The screen story is by John Gatins and George Gatins and the screenplay is by George Gatins and John Gatins, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014