We have just days until the Breaking Bad finale but already star Aaron Paul is gearing up for the next big step in his career. After collecting an Emmy award for his role as Jesse Pinkman, Paul is moving into the world of cinema and will be starring in the upcoming release of Need for Speed, the adaptation of the popular video game series.
We’ve seen early pictures released from the set but today dropped the first official trailer for the film which also stars the usually excellent Dominic Cooper.
We have to be very careful about how we approach this movie, as the studio is hoping the tidal wave that comes after the end of Breaking Bad will follow Paul to box office success.
But with the far superior Fast & Furious franchise already seven movies in, Need For Speed will need to bring something new to the game of fast cars and explosions if it wants to stand out. Trying to siphon the success of much more popular show and translate it to box office numbers isn’t the way to go.
That’s not to say the film won’t be good, as Paul and Cooper are excellent talents. But it’s hard to not draw instant comparisons to Fast & Furious after watching the trailer and the ratio of video game movies that have been good to the ones that have been bad is not boding well for Need for Speed.