Zoom, Zoom... Here's the 'Need for Speed' Trailer

Need for Speed movie trailer
Aaron Paul in Need for Speed
Photo: Dreamworks

Dreamworks has premiered the first Need for Speed trailer, bringing to life the first look at the video game adaptation starring "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul with Act of Valor director and veteran stuntman Scott Waugh at the helm.

Based on one of EA's best-selling video game franchises, 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 (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. Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Kid Cudi co-star.

Need for Speed hits theaters on March 14, 2014. Check out the trailer below.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/EPayneDDS/ EPayneDDS

    Minus the horrible voice over, looks surprisingly watchable .

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    Even though i liked him in Smashed i am not a fan of Aaron "yo,yo,yo" Paul so will probably skip this one. I did wanna watch the trailer though but it just went blank after the ad finished, probably my wonky laptop. As a side note i remember playing this game first on the 3DO, did anyone else own this short lived console or was it just me?

    • BradyD

      I'm guessing you've never seen Breaking Bad. Paul's got depth.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

        I made it to half way through season 2 before conceding defeat, it just ain't for me as aside from Walter and his brother-in-law i find all the characters unwatchable, Paul being the worst. My favourite series is Lost which a lot of people hate, its just the way it goes.

        • https://twitter.com/TooMuchHamza Hamza Zain

          For me, Aaron Paul has been just as good as Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad. He's really become the heart of the series, and Paul is insanely good. That being said, I'd still rather see him be in something that highlights his dramatic chops, as opposed to this.

        • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

          Near the end of season two and (definitely) by the beginning of season three he steps away from all that "Yo yo yo"ing. He becomes crazy good.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

          You did yourself a disservice. Jesse strays away from his "wangsta" style by Season 3. He even goes on to admit that he was a wannabe gangster, and that the life wasn't for him. The dude gets emotionally scarred and becomes a very intriguing character after that. Very few "yo yo yo's".

          And Season 3 plays out more like an awesome action/mafia film. And Season 4 starts delving into the backstory of Gustavo Fring, a Chilean Mafioso who dominates the Crystal Meth industry.G us is arguably the best villain in TV history. You should definitely give it a watch.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt Taylor

    This looks surprisingly decent. Nothing special, but it looks like it could be enjoyable and exciting. I wish Aaron Paul was using his considerable talents elsewhere, but this could be a lot worse.

  • robotsrule

    It was difficult to see Brian Cranston in that Total Recall remake and I feel like this is going to be equally problematic. When actors become famous for a single role on a tv show where all they do is play that character for years and years it becomes difficult to see them as anyone else. My guess is AMC doesn't pay that well and it's not like they were making a huge number of episodes per season so it seems appropriate that Paul would be cashing in while his star is still rising.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

      I agree with you. I hope I'm wrong but I have the feeling that Aaron Paul may be typecast for life.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    Voiceover wasn't well done. Didn't get it's intention across as well as I imagine it thinks it did.

    But the trailer didn't do a lot for me anyway.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/bridgetoash/ Nathan

    I'm already looking forward to Need 2, NFS III, and Need 4 Speed.

    • https://twitter.com/TooMuchHamza Hamza Zain

      I would have also accepted either "Need 2 Speed" or "2 Need 2 Speed".

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jake_w/ jake_w

        Or just 'Need Speed'

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mv11391/ Michael

    Growing playing all the NFS games on PS, I thought it was a very bad idea making it into a movie but from the trailers, it looks pretty decent plus Imogen Poots & Michael Keaton are in this so that gets my attention a little bit. I've only seen Aaron Paul in 3 movies (Smashed, Mission Impossible 3 & The Last House on the Left remake) and he seems like a good actor. Haven't seen Breaking Bad yet but I have it on Netflix instant, I will catch up on it soon. Most of the time video games turned into movies don't work but this could be interesting.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I have no faith that the final movie will be good (purely based on historic game to film adaptations) but that's a very good trailer.

  • TheOneWhoKnocks

    "Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, street racing!"

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Looked way less tongue in cheek than I expected.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    I actually quite liked the trailer, I agree that the voice over could of been better though

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    This doesn't look good at all.

  • http://seikozoorhess.deviantart.net Paul Hennen

    I don't care if this movie is full of bad acting and a terrible plot. I see out of control crashes, police cars, and a helicopter following the races. They nailed the game's atmosphere, I'm sold.