Need for Speed
Jesse’s back, but this time he doesn’t have Walter White to help him cook meth. Aaron Paul takes the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of the videogame series, Need for Speed. Anytime you hear the words “videogame” when referring to a film is a time to be wary, and this is no exception.
Does anyone remember Bloodrayne? How about In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale? Perhaps you know of the repetitively titled DOA: Dead or Alive? No? Well, that’s because those movies were terrible commercial failures and have been banished from the memories of the movie-going public.
Sure, the Resident Evil franchise is still going relatively strong, and Lara Croft and Angelina Jolie did well, but those seem to be flukes. (Is it a coincidence that the two highest grossing video game franchises both have female leads?) Regardless, on March 14 we will be able to get a close look at Jesse’s driving skills. Buckle up!