If you were one of those people who thought the last “Fast and Furious” movie was lacking a tad in all that fast and furious stuff, then director Scott Waugh’s live-action “Need for Speed” should just about take care of that little problem. Basically the only thing it’s lacking is a lot of muscle. But hey, not everyone can be Vin Diesel. Or The Rock. Sure, “Need for Speed” sounds as generic as they come — wrongly accused hero gets revenge — but it sure looks mighty flashy. If, you know, you’re into that sort of thing.
Check out the first full trailer for the movie along with some new images below, check it outers.
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton.
Get your needs met next year, March 14, 2014.