Awesome NEED FOR SPEED Trailer with Aaron Paul!
The first trailer for the feature film adaptation of Need for Speed is here, and it looks awesome! The movie stars Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, as well as Michael Keaton, Imogen Poots, and Dominic Cooper. The trailer shows off some great visuals, and it looks like the movie takes itself pretty seriously, which I wasn't expecting. It plays out almost exactly like a video game trailer with the voiceover and everything. but it seems like what they are doing is going to work. From what I see it captures the video game world perfectly.
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.
The movie was directed by Act of Valor co-director Scott Waugh, and it's set to be released on March 14th, 2014! I'm excited for this!