I remember when I first saw the Need for Speed computer game back in 1995, it was mesmerizing, and it’s no wonder that  it’s the most successful racing video game series in the world, and one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. This huge success just drove the studios to make a movie based on these games. The idea has been floating around for a relatively long time, but I guess now is the right time with the Fast & Furious franchise slowing down a bit and leaving an opening for NFS to take over the first place.

Need For Speed Poster...I know that you all have your favorite Need for Speed story, but the movie has an entirely new story written by  John Gatins and George Nolfi (Real Steel, Flight, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ocean’s Twelve) in the vein of the video games, and judging by the movies they have done so far… I just keep envisioning that scene from Flight and keep hoping to see something similar here. But why wait, you can check out the trailer down below (giggity). They describe the movie as: a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the awesome car culture films released in the 1970s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the best selling video game franchise it’s being based on.

Of course the biggest star is Aaron Paul, bitch! I think that he should have chosen a bit more low profile flick to launch his post Breaking Bad career, because now everyone will be making bitch, RV, meth and whatever jokes. This will surely help with the publicity (as it needs it lol), but it could make a bad start for Aaron. We need time to recuperate from his performance in BB. As far as the rest of the cast goes we got Michael Keaton and Imogen Poots to help Jesse with the driving and whatnot.

And now a bit more about the story: Toby Marshall, bitch!, is a very skilled mechanic who owns a garage where he upgrades and tweaks race cars. Framed for a crime that he didn’t commit (dear lord, this sounding more and more like The Machete), he escapes prison seeking answers and revenge…

Concentrated more on the second generation of the games (Underground, Most Wanted, Carbon, ProStreet, Undercover), movie creates that sense of tension in the air, but I think the main problem would be the pace of the movie. I would love to get that same progress bar, as in the games, where he slowly starts unlocking better and better cars, but I guess this is asking too much. Bitch…

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsrJWUVoXeM

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