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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 15:29

Video Game Movie Watch - Need for Speed

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There are more than a few movies based on video games currently in production. The Eskimo Press Video Game Movie Watch is where we keep track of what movies based on our favourite pastime are on the horizon. Coming in March next year is Need for Speed, based on the popular racing franchise from Electronic Arts.

The plot is centred on street racer Toby Marshall, played by Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame, being released from prison after doing time for a crime he did not commit. Tobey sets out to race cross-country, while seeking revenge on his former partner and long-time friend.

What does any of this have to do with Need for Speed? Our guess is not much. As the film is not based on any specific game in the series, we expect so see subtle tributes to the games (shots similar to the in-game camera, car designs etc.) rather than a full-blown adaptation. While it likely won’t raise the bar as far as video game movies go, it might still be a fun action flick to switch your brain off for about 90 minutes.

Shooting for the movie began in April of this year and carried on throughout the summer. It’s slated for a March 14. 2014 release. In addition to starring Aaron Paul other notable cast members include; Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper, and Dakota Johnson.

For more info visit the Need for Speed imdb page

Ingólfur Ólafsson

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