The Dreamworks film adaptation will be a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise. In “Need for Speed,” the cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat. Starring Aaron Paul.
Despite the negative stigma around movies that are “too much like video games,” Hollywood has a really weird track record with their video game adaptations. Film versions of Mario Bros., Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat exist, while story-driven examples like Halo and BioShock never make it out of pre-production. We may never see Assassin’s Creed or The Last of Us in a movie theater, but Asteroids is practically a sure thing. Unsurprisingly, Need for Speed had little difficulty in making the transition. What is surprising is how well it pulled it off. Despite all odds, Need for Speed is a great car chase film. You have to be willing to roll with its plot twists, which forgo realism in almost all regards for the sake of fun, but what you get in exchange is... Read Review