Just as I have been saying since the beginning of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS - these car movies have got to be in 3D. Well, DreamWorks Pictures have just brought out the checkered flag for 3D! Director Scott Waugh's NEED FOR SPEED will indeed be in 3D as confirmed by Constantin Film's upcoming list of German releases. STEP UP: ALL IN will also be in 3D, but I believe THR beat me to the punch on that one. Special thanks to my ever reliable source in Europe on the heads up!
For those curious, Waugh's background is in stunts and this thing will have plenty of practical stunts and effects in it. Looking forward to some refreshing and real action!
From the studio:
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed" captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and Mark Sourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins and John Gatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts.
NEED FOR SPEED releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.