Forget all that meth from 'Breaking Bad' -- speed is where it's at these days. Aaron Paul has joined the adaptation of the hit video game franchise 'Need for Speed' as one of the film's two leads.
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The video game franchise 'Need For Speed' has been a best-selling one for Electronic Arts, who wanted to capitalize on the popular success of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise by shopping their property to studios. Dreamworks bit, and rumors had been circulating about who would direct the big screen adaptation. Looks like we finally got a driver behind the wheel of this pedal stomping first installment.
Back in April, we reported on the 'Need For Speed' video game property looking to drive into the movie world, burn its tires all over the box office and take off like a Bugatti Veyron, leaving the competition in the dust. Now that idea is gaining even more traction with the addition of a director.
One of the greatest franchises in movie history is the 'Fast & Furious' franchise (sorry 'Star Wars') with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. The high octane films have generated millions, so it's no surprise video game publisher and developer Electronic Arts is looking to enter the box office race with it's own long-running franchise, 'Need For Speed.'