Today’s console and computer games often have as much plot and back story as a Hollywood action flick, and the more recent iterations of Electronic Arts’ Need For Speed line of video games are no exception to this rule. In fact, the popular franchise has already spawned its own movie, which will be hitting cinemas nationwide on March 14, 2014.

The new movie is simply called Need For Speed, and it tells the somewhat clichéd story of a street racer sent to prison after being framed by a wealthy business associate more interested in money than friendship. Once freed, our street racer hero immediately sets about plotting his revenge.

Of course, the plan will involve a number of million dollar machines, some of which will include a Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera and McLaren P1. There will also be a custom wide-body Ford Mustang decked out in silver with blue stripes. The human cast will include the likes of Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton and rapper Kid Cudi.

Car-based action films are big business, as evidenced by the success of the Fast and the Furious franchise and Transformers. Whether or not Need For Speed becomes a success as well, the extended trailer above suggests the movie will certainly be an entertaining ride. More of the movie can be seen in this previous trailer.


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