Watch: Aaron Paul in Surprisingly Beautiful 'Need for Speed' Trailer

September 25, 2013
Source: Apple

Need for Speed

"I will find strength, find guidance, and I will triumph." Well, we weren't expecting this. The first trailer for DreamWorks' adaptation of the racing video game series Need for Speed has arrived, and it's hauntingly beautiful and action-packed all at the same time. Using a slow, sweeping orchestral score and a gorgeous opera voice, the soundtrack is juxtaposed with the fast-paced action in the film starring "Breaking Bad" regular Aaron Paul. This looks intense, and just might give the Fast & Furious franchise a run for its money, bringing some emotional weight to the adrenaline-fueled action. Or this could just be a trick. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Scott Waugh's Need for Speed, originally from Apple:

Need for Speed is directed by stuntman turned director Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and written by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum), John Gatins (Real Steel) and producer George Gatins. Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction. Tobey tears up the road in a gritty cross-country journey— one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton also star in the film arriving next year March 14th, 2014.

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  • Armitall
    The plot is kinda meh, but the trailer is something I wasn't expecting for a Need for speed game adaptation. Remains to be seen.
  • OfficialJab
    The word 'pretentious' embodies this 100%. It looks like it might be okay though.
    • cg
      Oh the word pretentious is thrown around so much on online forums and boards. It's a word one person looked up and now everyone uses to make them seem..."pretentious"
      • OfficialJab
        Whether or not it's overused doesn't change that it applies here.
        • cg
          I have to disagree. Looks to me like old school action, mixed with thrill, tension and excitement; it also seems as though the marketing is rightfully differentiating itself from other car franchises, namely Fast and Furious. I welcome a movie like this.
          • OfficialJab
            And I agree it looks that way. This voiceover and music are trying to apparently sell it as a sincere emotional story too though. If the actual movie succeeds at that (or even attempts it) I'll eat my hat. I think 'rightfully' differentiating itself from F&F is probably pushing it. We'll have to see, but if that preview had been the same, but ended with the words Fast & Furious a few years ago, I wouldn't have thought twice.
    • BryceH6
      The word "pretentious" is the worst word to describe a film. It makes 0 sense to describe a film that way.
      • OfficialJab
        'characterized by assumption of dignity or importance, especially when exaggerated or undeserved' I don't see how. If the filmmakers pretend they're making high art but it ends up (hopefully not) being Generic Car Crime Movie #100, then the shoe fits. No movie ever is guilty of this? For real?
        • Tey
          How bout' every film by Nicholas Winding Refn? Ok I'll admit, I am just trolling but unfortunately, some people really think that is the case.
    • Phillip Gockel
      I find your use of 'pretentious' pretentious.
      • OfficialJab
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Well, doesn't seem as epic as the music makes it but it might be good. Why does the music sound familiar though? I know I've heard it before but can't place it.
    • W.
      The song is Sarajevo by Max Richter and used on the Promethius trailer.
      • Isildur_of_Numenor
        Oh that's right! Beautiful piece of music. Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
  • Chris Groves
    Jesse needs to stop racing, we have to cook!
  • HyperJ
    I am surprisingly liking that trailer!
  • Chris Groves
    Surprisingly good, but part of me feels like the film might not be as good as this trailer and the music makes it. But I'm glad that they certainly made it NOT look like a typical action/racing "high octane" movie...but who knows if the actual film is like that or not.
    • Matthew Sam Russell
      yeah they might be pulling another "planes"
  • toonfed
    I think this trailer is planned to not looks like another fast and furious style movie.
  • Tey
    This looks like a "homemade" film with bad compositions and laced with crappy CGI. Thank God for Aaron Paul!
    • cg
      I seriously hate how blockbuster film making has forever changed audiences perception of a film. Every film is not going to have the budget of Transformers or Avatar and require extensive amounts of cgi like Pacific Rim. In reference to home made, are you blind? Home made is a film made by a junior high school student, but yet this trailer shows bugattis, and a few other exotic cars, helicopter shots etc. which definitely put it over the fence beyond "home made"
      • Tey
        Bugattis, exotic cars and helicopter shots can't hide poor composition and framing. You obviously misunderstood me, i didn't say it looked "homemade" because of it's budget as you implied since you compared it with Avatar, but because of it's cinematography plus some effect shots were... subpar. Films with a lot less budget like Mud looks way better than this.
        • cg
          Mud is a completely different film, and you are comparing apples to oranges now. As far as CGI I have seen far worse in the last year i.e. Jack the Giant Killer, the studio may also still be in the process of working on the CGI. Many times trailers are released without the film fully edited or even shot.
          • cg
            Also could you elaborate on the composition and framing? I thought the cinematography looked well done. It's no wally pfister but it is in line with the tone the trailer seems to be going towards.
          • Tey
            Some shots just feel...weird. It could be because it is unique or it could just be poorly composed. I'll just have to watch the entire film to find out, but judging by this particular trailer... it feels like a expensive amateurish production.
          • HyperJ
            Name one poorly composed shot then so we can critique it together. I personally think this trailer is shot (& edited) beautifully, even though if it has a certain 'glossy' (or non-gritty) look that may not be your cup of tea. But bad CG? Nah.
          • Tey
            By comparing NFS with Mud I was trying to make a point that you don't need Avatar or Transformers budget to look good. And Yes, I totally agree with you that the CGI for Jack the Giant Slayer was really bad. I hope NFS improves it's effects.
    • Chazzy
      I think you mean CGI, and what part in this trailer even had any overly noticable CGI?
      • Tey
        Noted. Thx. Try super yellow flaming car at 0.56.
  • Snowmanfloza
    i was hating on the idea of this movie but damn that trailer was dope!
  • Timothy Francis
    Bugatti Bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  • Jacob Denton
    I'm down. if you saw the teaser during E3, they seem to rely heavily on practical effects.
  • Chris Scott
    We'll see I am very mixed on this one. I love Aaron paul he is an incredibly talented movie but this movie looks like its either going to be great or horrid
  • Fidel Reyes
    If they would have done the "Most Wanted" game storyline that would have been pretty awesome, the rapsheets and characters in that game are pretty awesome.
  • Sam
    this is a fake trailer right? XD ...... fanmade? :) ........... seriously this looks low budget ._.
    • TheOct8pus
      I'm sure this movie is pretty low budget for Hollywood standards. There are no big name actors (Aaron Paul doesn't exactly command a huge salary) and most of the effects are pretty basic. Doesn't mean it's going to be a terrible movie...although likely for other reasons...
  • cobrazombie
    Trailer would have worked better without the voice-over. And fuck! I hate the new YT hidden control layout.
  • Where is Maverick & Goose?
  • avconsumer2
    Better be a "No Bugatti was harmed in the making of this film" in the credits.
  • TheOct8pus
    I hope he says "Bitch" at least once in this film.
  • wylles
    The Need For Fast and Furious Speeding?
  • Camden
    They took everything from me, except my veyron!
  • RobotProphet
    HOLY SH**! This looks amazing! o.o Who knew the Need For Speed games couldl inspire a movie like this.
  • Christian Wamsley
    Aaron woke up in that new Bugatti!!
  • Steve De'Silva
    Is this a love story gone bad????
  • japhet
    Horrible, cheesy monologue.




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