Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is upgrading his wheels. The actor is very much the focus of this first trailer for “Need for Speed,” the big-budget film adaptation of the best-selling video game series.
Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) helms the $75 million film which seems to be taking a very serious approach to its story, an interesting choice considering the racing game source material.
Yet its a smart move for Dreamworks. With over 140 million copies of games in the series sold so far, the brand name recognition alone is huge. Audiences love of the “Fast and Furious” movies show there’s still passion for car-oriented action movies. Will this pay off?
The trailer is up at Apple Trailers.