Need For Speed is a new movie that will be released in March 2014 and is the movie adaptation of the popular Electronic Arts video game series franchise and is being directed by Scott Waugh, from a script by George Gatins, who developed the original story with brother John.
Dominic Cooper (Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter) and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul star in the upcoming movie, as well as former Batman Michael Keaton, rapper Kid Cudi and British actress Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later).
The storyline is an east coast-to-west coast car race, from New York to California, where Tobey Marshall (played by Paul) is a street racer who was framed by a former wealthy business associate and when released from prison joins the cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Since the movie is also about racing it will be fast-paced, and high-octane, and it also stars several supercars like a red Koenigsegg Agera R, a yellow GTA Spano, a crimson coloured McLaren P1 and a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport and the very limited edition of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
However all these cars are replicas and built specifically for the movie, as several more attentive viewers have already spotted.
There are several differences from the original cars, like the headlights and the honeycomb grille on the McLaren P1 and the headlights on the Bugatti Veyron Supersport.
It seems pretty obvious that the producers wouldn’t want to damage or destroy millions of dollars worth of fabulous and exclusive hypercars in high-speed scenes.
Just a factoid, during the filming of A Good Day to Die Hard, 132 cars were destroyed and 518 were seriously damaged and for a whopping cost of $11 million, so everyone can rest assured that no original supercars will be harmed during the filming of Need for Speed.