While in Las Vegas for CES 2014, I had the opportunity to sit in while Shane Hurlbut, director of photography of NEED FOR SPEED, discussed how he used Canon cameras to shoot this film. I actually shared the story today of how he took the time to talk to three very excited young men, whom I assumed were young film makers. After doing a little search I was correct. Check out the whole story about that here on Jonathan Prieto’s blog post.
Need For Speed Driving Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
I am a HUGE Breaking Bad fan, so the fact that Aaron Paul is starring in this film is one reason I can’t wait to see NEED FOR SPEED. But after listening to Shane Hurlbut and seeing all the ways this film was made, I am fascinated for it wasn’t done with the typical CGI film, where the cars and action are enhanced with Computer-generated imagery. This film was made with the cars really in action and the cameras were CGI out. To understand better check out Shane Hurlbut’s blog post here.
Now here’s your chance to take a look at the Need For Speed Driving Behind-the-Scenes Featurette.
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.
Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
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NEED FOR SPEED races into theatres everywhere on March 14th, 2014!