The upcoming movie adaptation of seminal racing series Need for Speed just landed its lead actor, and the new is good. Aaron Paul, best known as Jesse from hit US TV show Breaking Bad, will be the man slipping behind the wheel of sexy cars and making them go fast.
The movie, which is set for a 2014 release, comes from Dreamworks and will be directed by Scott Waugh, who helmed the real life Navy SEALs action movie, Act of Valour. While the movie won't be based on any particular game in the Need for Speed series, it will borrow ideas from all of them. According to the studio press release, we can look forward to a "fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s".
"Like the game series itself, the cast for the movie needs to be edgy and cool," said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President, Electronic Arts. "Aaron Paul is a rising star - a great choice for the film lead. We're looking forward to announcing the rest of the actors that will bring this racing franchise to the big screen."
Gamers won't have to wait quite so long for our next NFS fix. The latest in the series, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is due on November 2nd for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It's developed by legendary British studio, Criterion.