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Yo! First trailer for Need For Speed with Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, and Michael Keaton zooms online

Sep. 25, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Pinkman is on the move!

The first trailer for the videogame adaptation NEED FOR SPEED has sped online and it looks pretty damn cool. Now, part of that may come from seeing star Aaron Paul in his first post-Breaking Bad role, playing an ex-con street racer, as his defining role from that series has left such an indelible impression. Paul is joined by Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, and Michael Keaton in the high-speed flick, which is directed by ACT OF VALOR's Scott Waugh.

Drive, bitch!:

Here's the synopsis:

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

I'm intrigued by this more than anything just to see Paul in a lead role. He has more than proven his acting prowess and I'm interested to see how his career progresses from here. NEED FOR SPEED is kind of a safe, but smart transition for the actor and it will be interesting to see how he goes from a years-long stint as an erratic drug dealer to a leading man action star.

NEED FOR SPEED races into theaters on March 14, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What kind of projects would you like to see Aaron Paul tackle post Breaking Bad?
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12:34AM on 09/27/2013

Don't trick yourself....

I Love his Jessie Pinkman Character too, but this looks like Torque, Red Line or Biker Boyz. Some of the worst movies I've ever seen.
I Love his Jessie Pinkman Character too, but this looks like Torque, Red Line or Biker Boyz. Some of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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2:22PM on 09/26/2013
Kind of looks like he could use a booster seat. Can't drive well if you can barely see over the steering wheel.
Kind of looks like he could use a booster seat. Can't drive well if you can barely see over the steering wheel.
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6:06AM on 09/26/2013
"SPEEEEED.......NOT Meth Yo......BITCH".
"SPEEEEED.......NOT Meth Yo......BITCH".
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12:32AM on 09/26/2013

Yes...

The original Need For Speed games were my freakin' childhood, and with Aaron Paul AND Michael Keaton...um...yes.
The original Need For Speed games were my freakin' childhood, and with Aaron Paul AND Michael Keaton...um...yes.
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10:44PM on 09/25/2013

Reminds me of Hitman.

That's not a good thing.
Also, when you have Michael Keaton in your movie, you f*cking USE Michael Keaton in your trailers!
That's not a good thing.
Also, when you have Michael Keaton in your movie, you f*cking USE Michael Keaton in your trailers!
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9:21PM on 09/25/2013

Classic case

of people reacting to the hot actor. Aaron Paul is great, Breaking Bad is great... this trailer? Overdramatic bullcrap that looks like F&F without the fun of F&F. If this starred another actor, I guarantee that bar would be 25% green at best.

You'll probably thumbs down this post...
of people reacting to the hot actor. Aaron Paul is great, Breaking Bad is great... this trailer? Overdramatic bullcrap that looks like F&F without the fun of F&F. If this starred another actor, I guarantee that bar would be 25% green at best.

You'll probably thumbs down this post...
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8:45AM on 09/26/2013
Yup. Pretty much spot on.
Yup. Pretty much spot on.
11:51AM on 09/26/2013
I agree with your post for as pertaining to most people on this site. But for me, someone who liked Prince of Persia a lot, The Tomb Raider movies, Tranformers is one of my favorite franchises, and I prefer the Amazing Spider-man over any other comic book movie to date with the exception of Spider-man 2 maybe) I think this movie looks great.
I agree with your post for as pertaining to most people on this site. But for me, someone who liked Prince of Persia a lot, The Tomb Raider movies, Tranformers is one of my favorite franchises, and I prefer the Amazing Spider-man over any other comic book movie to date with the exception of Spider-man 2 maybe) I think this movie looks great.
9:09PM on 09/25/2013

Looks Great!

Looks like a fun time, can't expect much more than that, will definitely be there to see it!
Looks like a fun time, can't expect much more than that, will definitely be there to see it!
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8:38PM on 09/25/2013
Shit, we might actually get good video game movie for once. Who would have guessed that a movie based off of fucking Need For Speed would have such an interesting trailer?
Shit, we might actually get good video game movie for once. Who would have guessed that a movie based off of fucking Need For Speed would have such an interesting trailer?
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8:23PM on 09/25/2013
The photography is extraordinary. The narration takes some getting used to, because he's actually enunciating his lines, not something I think Jesse Pinkman would've done.

Extra Tidbit: as far away from Jesse as he can get. I have a feeling that Aaron Paul will be one of those actors an entire generation will always remember for that one role he played. Maybe play a gay AIDS patient, or a long-haired hippie, or a leader of a cult. I'm just thinking bold and different.
The photography is extraordinary. The narration takes some getting used to, because he's actually enunciating his lines, not something I think Jesse Pinkman would've done.

Extra Tidbit: as far away from Jesse as he can get. I have a feeling that Aaron Paul will be one of those actors an entire generation will always remember for that one role he played. Maybe play a gay AIDS patient, or a long-haired hippie, or a leader of a cult. I'm just thinking bold and different.
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6:30PM on 09/25/2013
That actually looks surprisingly good. Wasn't expecting that.
That actually looks surprisingly good. Wasn't expecting that.
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6:29PM on 09/25/2013
Looks like style over substance, but I'll blame that on the source material. Aaron Paul is a fine actor, but I don't think he's a leading man. Here's hoping he proves me wrong, but it all seemed pretty lackluster, IMO.
Looks like style over substance, but I'll blame that on the source material. Aaron Paul is a fine actor, but I don't think he's a leading man. Here's hoping he proves me wrong, but it all seemed pretty lackluster, IMO.
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5:50PM on 09/25/2013
Seems like it has a story and isn't just a movie about cars. I'll go see it.
Seems like it has a story and isn't just a movie about cars. I'll go see it.
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3:41PM on 09/25/2013

Repost

Repost. Sorry.
Repost. Sorry.
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3:41PM on 09/25/2013

I don't know what to make of it.

If the trailer is trying to express the feel of the movie, then it is certainly not a Fast and Furious clone cash grab. Like everyone else who's posted on this article, I'm an A.A.Ron Paul fan (points if you know what I did there). I will give it a chance because we all know A.A. Ron has some acting chops. Even if this movie ends up being bad, I'll still support the guy.
If the trailer is trying to express the feel of the movie, then it is certainly not a Fast and Furious clone cash grab. Like everyone else who's posted on this article, I'm an A.A.Ron Paul fan (points if you know what I did there). I will give it a chance because we all know A.A. Ron has some acting chops. Even if this movie ends up being bad, I'll still support the guy.
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7:14PM on 09/25/2013
De-nice! Is De-nice here?!?
De-nice! Is De-nice here?!?
3:34AM on 09/26/2013
I'm a Keaton fan, sorry. I don't care for Aaron Paul...
I'm a Keaton fan, sorry. I don't care for Aaron Paul...
3:04PM on 09/25/2013

Eh...

Hopefully his acting power will elevate this from the generic film this looks to be. Extra points though for the beautiful Imogen Poots for showing up in the trailer though!
Hopefully his acting power will elevate this from the generic film this looks to be. Extra points though for the beautiful Imogen Poots for showing up in the trailer though!
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2:40PM on 09/25/2013

Looks boring

The monologue totally killed any chance of the preview generating excitement. It makes it come off as dull and pretentious.
The monologue totally killed any chance of the preview generating excitement. It makes it come off as dull and pretentious.
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2:15PM on 09/25/2013

Surprised... It looks kind of good.

When it was first announced, I thought it was a terrible idea that was trying to cash-in on the Fast and Furious trend. Then when I heard Aaron Paul was starring in it, I was disappointed that he would pick such a stupid role as his breakout film role.

But that trailer... looked pretty good. It appeared to be less CGI than I would have expected, the music was very fitting and nice, and it looks like there may be some very interesting and dramatic moments. I'm kind of excited for this now.
When it was first announced, I thought it was a terrible idea that was trying to cash-in on the Fast and Furious trend. Then when I heard Aaron Paul was starring in it, I was disappointed that he would pick such a stupid role as his breakout film role.

But that trailer... looked pretty good. It appeared to be less CGI than I would have expected, the music was very fitting and nice, and it looks like there may be some very interesting and dramatic moments. I'm kind of excited for this now.
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1:52PM on 09/25/2013

Need for speed , bitch!

Seems pretty faithful to the game...it has speed and CGI cars XD
Seems pretty faithful to the game...it has speed and CGI cars XD
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1:31PM on 09/25/2013
This was actually a lot better than I could have anticipated. I'm honestly intrigued by this and think this could be a very entertaining, well done movie. Maybe, for once, we have a video game adaptation done right.
This was actually a lot better than I could have anticipated. I'm honestly intrigued by this and think this could be a very entertaining, well done movie. Maybe, for once, we have a video game adaptation done right.
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1:18PM on 09/25/2013
needs more Michael Keaton and less anti-climaxing monologue...
needs more Michael Keaton and less anti-climaxing monologue...
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1:16PM on 09/25/2013
Songname: Max Richter Sarajevo [link]
Song also used for the Prometheus trailer. Such a great song.
Songname: Max Richter Sarajevo [link]
Song also used for the Prometheus trailer. Such a great song.
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1:04PM on 09/25/2013

YES YES YES

This was amazing even without the Keaton. IMAGINE WITH THE KEATON!
This was amazing even without the Keaton. IMAGINE WITH THE KEATON!
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1:01PM on 09/25/2013

Better call Saul...

To deal with all those speeding tickets
To deal with all those speeding tickets
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1:00PM on 09/25/2013
I'll go just to support Aaron. I want him to have a long and successful career, any small contribution I can make to that becoming a reality is well worth it.
I'll go just to support Aaron. I want him to have a long and successful career, any small contribution I can make to that becoming a reality is well worth it.
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12:50PM on 09/25/2013

Best Trailer Ever

I'm not saying the movie looks very good, but for the product they're schilling, this was not the kind of advertising I was expecting. Looks like they want the art cred of Driver with the action cred of Fast and the Furious with a character modeled after Jax Teller from SOA.
I'm not saying the movie looks very good, but for the product they're schilling, this was not the kind of advertising I was expecting. Looks like they want the art cred of Driver with the action cred of Fast and the Furious with a character modeled after Jax Teller from SOA.
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12:38PM on 09/25/2013

Looks cool.. but

What's with the Shakespearean monologue???
What's with the Shakespearean monologue???
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9:24AM on 09/26/2013
It's a paraphrased bible verse.
It's a paraphrased bible verse.
12:36PM on 09/25/2013
Could we be getting the first truly good video game film?
Could we be getting the first truly good video game film?
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12:33PM on 09/25/2013
If this is Fast & Furious for adults, count me in! The trailer looks good.
If this is Fast & Furious for adults, count me in! The trailer looks good.
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12:28PM on 09/25/2013
That was alot better than I thought it would be. I think Paul has what it takes to become a big star after Breaking Bad and could end up being like the next Ben Foster or something.

The film looks solid though.
That was alot better than I thought it would be. I think Paul has what it takes to become a big star after Breaking Bad and could end up being like the next Ben Foster or something.

The film looks solid though.
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12:21PM on 09/25/2013
The premise does sound extremely generic and it certainly has to compete with the revitalised Fast and Furious franchise (which it appears to be visually similar to), but if the stunts are executed well enough, it could be a good time. Aaron Paul looks to be bringing the intensity and is objectively a better actor than Paul Walker. Looking forward to seeing Keaton in this, and I'm a sucker for action sequences and chases in movies involving helicopters, so I will give this a shot.
The premise does sound extremely generic and it certainly has to compete with the revitalised Fast and Furious franchise (which it appears to be visually similar to), but if the stunts are executed well enough, it could be a good time. Aaron Paul looks to be bringing the intensity and is objectively a better actor than Paul Walker. Looking forward to seeing Keaton in this, and I'm a sucker for action sequences and chases in movies involving helicopters, so I will give this a shot.
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12:20PM on 09/25/2013
that voice over seems like it for the wrong movie
that voice over seems like it for the wrong movie
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12:39PM on 09/25/2013
I was thinking the same, lol!
I was thinking the same, lol!
12:16PM on 09/25/2013
This might turn out pretty spectacular.
This might turn out pretty spectacular.
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