DreamWorks really wants some strong franchises and it’s hoping that it can get that with the videogame adaptation Need For Speed, which it hopes will be its Fast & Furious. A few weeks ago it was revealed that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul has been chosen to portray the male lead, and now THR reports that Fright Night star Imogen Poots is in talks to portray the female lead.
John Gatins (Real Steel) and George Gatins developed the original story, with Gatins handling the actual script. No concrete story details have been released, although the video game adaptation is said to be a throwback to car-centred movies of the 1970s. The plot will not be based on any specific game from the Electronic Arts franchise. We don’t know any specific details about either Paul or Poots’ characters either, unfortunately.
Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) is directing, although it isn’t known when shooting will begin. It won’t be too long though, as a US release date of February 7th, 2014 has already been set.