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Chinese producers look to partner up with DreamWorks on Need for Speed 2

04.08.2015

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In the wake of FURIOUS SEVEN's $400 million worldwide gross (so far), Chinese production companies Jiaflix, China Movie Channel and 1905 Pictures, are looking to strike a deal with Electronic Arts and DreamWorks in order give NEED FOR SPEED 2 the green light. A similar deal was struck with Paramount on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, where that flick went on to gross over $300 million in China alone. While no cast or crew has been put together yet, I can imagine that China would play a heavy factor in regards to the locales and story if a deal is struck.

NEED FOR SPEED didn't exactly win audiences over, but as the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise proves time and time again, there definitely is a need for speed. You may be surprised to know that NEED FOR SPEED actually brought in $200 million worldwide, so a sequel isn't out of the question. Incidentally, you can head on over to our Awfully Good column that just went up today, where NEED FOR SPEED is featured along with REDLINE. Aaron Paul doesn't look like he has much on his plate right now, so I wouldn't be surprised to find him back in the driver's seat.

Throw Kimmel in the passenger seat and I'm game for NEED FOR SPEED 2.

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Source: Deadline

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11:45PM on 04/08/2015
Better than I thought but was still a ripoff of F&F, no need for a sequel.
Better than I thought but was still a ripoff of F&F, no need for a sequel.
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9:30PM on 04/08/2015

Awful Film

Outside of the real stunts, the film was laughably bad...the script was terrible
Outside of the real stunts, the film was laughably bad...the script was terrible
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5:21PM on 04/08/2015

Don't get the hate for NFS

I saw it tonight for the first time, and it was fun, rather spectacular... With REAL stunts (no CGI car) , for a budget ($66M) smaller than the all F&F films but the first and third ($38M & $45M)...
I'm up for a sequel if they keep it that way, as far as I'm concerned.
I saw it tonight for the first time, and it was fun, rather spectacular... With REAL stunts (no CGI car) , for a budget ($66M) smaller than the all F&F films but the first and third ($38M & $45M)...
I'm up for a sequel if they keep it that way, as far as I'm concerned.
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1:19PM on 04/08/2015
NFS was one of the worst movies I saw last year. The only saving grace was Poots. After I left I couldent help but think that it would end up on Netflix within a year from its release...
NFS was one of the worst movies I saw last year. The only saving grace was Poots. After I left I couldent help but think that it would end up on Netflix within a year from its release...
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12:54PM on 04/08/2015
Why not just make this in China with Chinese actors? It's pretty clear they're going for the foreign box office money with this move, and since the first movie didn't do well domestically, I doubt a sequel will do better. No need to pretend this film would be made for a domestic audience.
Why not just make this in China with Chinese actors? It's pretty clear they're going for the foreign box office money with this move, and since the first movie didn't do well domestically, I doubt a sequel will do better. No need to pretend this film would be made for a domestic audience.
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12:36PM on 04/08/2015
The first one was fun. Would look forward to a sequel if Paul were to come back. I mean, there's no reason why this can't be a somewhat successful franchsie next to Fast and Furious.
The first one was fun. Would look forward to a sequel if Paul were to come back. I mean, there's no reason why this can't be a somewhat successful franchsie next to Fast and Furious.
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12:18PM on 04/08/2015
Wasnt a bad film really....
..although i may hold out till part 5 when it turns into a fun heist movie
Wasnt a bad film really....
..although i may hold out till part 5 when it turns into a fun heist movie
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12:09PM on 04/08/2015
This series could fill the void The Fast and The Furious franchise left when they ditched the street racing genre for heist films.

The first movie wasn't offensively bad, just average and forgettable.
This series could fill the void The Fast and The Furious franchise left when they ditched the street racing genre for heist films.

The first movie wasn't offensively bad, just average and forgettable.
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11:57AM on 04/08/2015
Need For Speed has good action scenes and great stunts. It was surprisingly enjoyable so I'm game for a sequel. However, supposedly with Chinese producers, would it focus more on China? Transformers Age of Extinction would be a great example because the whole third act is like a commercial towards China-based products and merchandising opportunity. Hopefully this venture won't ruin Need For Speed.
Need For Speed has good action scenes and great stunts. It was surprisingly enjoyable so I'm game for a sequel. However, supposedly with Chinese producers, would it focus more on China? Transformers Age of Extinction would be a great example because the whole third act is like a commercial towards China-based products and merchandising opportunity. Hopefully this venture won't ruin Need For Speed.
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11:46AM on 04/08/2015
The movie wasn't amazing but it wasn't terrible. Just average and if it wasn't for the cinematography and stunts, I wouldn't care at all.
However, can you please hire a screenwriter and director that can direct actors? Not just awesome stunts.
The movie wasn't amazing but it wasn't terrible. Just average and if it wasn't for the cinematography and stunts, I wouldn't care at all.
However, can you please hire a screenwriter and director that can direct actors? Not just awesome stunts.
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