Twenty years after “Need for Speed” swept the video game scene, the franchise is taking the action to the big screen. This high-octane action film has everything gamers love about the street-racing game plus a thrilling, revenge-fueled story that takes a page from Roger Corman’s 1955 film “The Fast and the Furious” and all the vroom-vroom action people loved in the modern street-racing series of the same name.
On March 6th, video game fantasies come to life with help from Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” fame, who plays the wrongly convicted mechanic and part-time street racer Tobey Marshall. After jumping jail and partying with friends, including rapper Kid Cudi, he’s poised to break away at extremely high speeds-mind-bending, face-jiggling speeds. Dominic Cooper, of “Captain America” plays a hot-headed entrepreneur and custom car guru who’s at Marshall’s back with an army of ne’er-do-well racers and helicopter pilots who are fighting for the $6 million dollar bounty. Sure, it’s a lot of money but not compared to the film’s $66 million budget, which was spent on cars, cars, cars and stunts.