Need for Speed movie begins filming in Georgia

Downtown Macon being used for film adaptation of Need for Speed; movie due for release in 2014.

The movie adaptation of Need for Speed has begun filming in Macon, Georgia.

Local news channel 13MAZ reports that downtown Macon is being used for filming, including a local car wash.

The Need for Speed movie is being produced by DreamWorks Studios and will star one-time Batman Michael Keaton alongside Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. The plot features a street racer taking part in a cross-country race to get revenge on an ex-business partner, who places a contact on his head as the event begins.

The Need for Speed movie is due to be released in March 2014, and is being directed by former stuntman Scott Waugh. The film has already begun filming in Mendocino County, California.

Swedish studio Ghost (formerly EA Gothenburg) has said it is working on a new Need for Speed video game.

Macon also recently featured in Telltale Games' adventure game adaptation of The Walking Dead.

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111 comments
TirOrah
TirOrah

I don't think we need more of this type of movie... A few days ago I saw a commercial for Fast & Furious 6. Seriously, 6? I thought they were still on 4! I doubt many people will watch this.

Shmoe82
Shmoe82

They just recently finished up filming here in Mendocino Co, CA; it was amazing seeing all the cars (even if many were kit cars).  I hope the people in George get to enjoy it as much as we did.  On a side bar, i've liked every movie Michael Keaton has been in and I hope he doesn't let me down in this.

The_Kazekyo
The_Kazekyo

People who play the games are going to think that this is another shitty game license movie and people who never played will think that this is a Fast and Furious rip-off, i don't see this being sucessfull.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Is it just me or does that picture look like the people were photoshopped to look like they were sitting on the car?

f3rr31r4
f3rr31r4

Can't wait for the game inspired by the movie.

ecurl143
ecurl143

I'm normally very cynical about game franchises going down the movie route and I'm not about to change that view anytime soon either.

This has shite written all over it.

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Everything is filming in GA now. Ive been in like 4 films already.

JSusie
JSusie

Gratuitous nudity from some B-list celebrity chick is literally the only way I would ever watch this movie

wexorian
wexorian

Why Investors are wasting money on  This movie? it will be smarter to give that money t charity, They just don't know where to take Money seems.

cesarpo
cesarpo

The movie is going to suck, as we all already know, lets hope is full of hot chicks at least :D

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

I can already tell it's gonna be SO. BAD.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

The series is crap now anyways might as well stick a fork in it with a crap movie.

FET4LJUICE
FET4LJUICE

Why is this getting a full theatrical release when this garbage should go straight to DVD and left to be forgotten on store shelfs?

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

However bad it will be, it'll probably be better than that garbage coming out this year, fast and the furious 6 I believe. 

snova9308
snova9308

a racing game movie? I'll pass

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

Another awful movie adaptation of a video game coming out on 2014

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

That's cool. I live in atlanta so this is like an hour drive away. Probably gonna be a shitty movie though. I guess we'll see.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

"...will star one-time Batman Michael Keaton"

Michael Keaton was Batman twice.

Apathy4Marmite
Apathy4Marmite

My predictions:

The main character will have a legitimately tear jerking reason to partake in illegal street races that we are supposed to sympathize with, such as paying for a sick child's healthcare.

All of the henchmen will drive non-descript black sedans with blacked out windows, will all have horrible accuracy with automatic weapons and will all be pacified using conveniently placed objects in the environment; including but not limited to jumps, lumber yards and railway crossings.

The 'race favorite' will be a young, arrogant Japanese guy with flame decals on his finely tuned Japanese ride and at some point, despite doing anything he can to maintain the lead during the race, he will learn honor and come to the main character's aid in defeating the bad guy. The two will then have an honorable final showdown on the last stretch of the race where Arrogant Japanese Guy will be content with second place for the first time in his life.

The main antagonist will drive some form of highly indestructible muscle car and will be presumed dead after an inside shot from his car shows him shielding his face and screaming before crashing into: A) A solid wall. B) A petrol tanker. C) Off a cliff or jetty/pier. He will then reappear covered in blood at the end of the film with the sick child as hostage and nearly shoot the main character before Arrogant Japanese Guy intervenes and his plans are foiled once and for all.


The end.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

Game based movies are awful. The ONLY good one, and its a fucking classic is the Street Fighter 2 Animated Manga film. Its great! Buy it you slags!

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

mm though i loved NFS series since hot pursuit the  first one mmm.. i think this is th emost useless movie ever and by far it would be a fast and furious either spin off wanna be or something alike mmm.. the only thing is that they show the same cars from the games u know exact models but still ah well..  Hollywood s running out of ideas as USUAL1!!!

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

This is just as bad as when they were talking about making "The Sims" into a movie. Fast and the Furious beat you to the punch on this. Curious how the plan to differentiate this from those. Not to mention wasn't there a movie that had this exact premise from like 2005ish?

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

Need  for Fast and Furious Speed.

peteuplink
peteuplink

Oh joy! Don't we have enough of this sort of rubbish already with The Fast and the Furious movies... By the time this gets released they'll be on number 15...

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

So is this getting made for the purposes of cruel punishment?

oflow
oflow

A Fast Need for Furious Speed !!

PacoTaco
PacoTaco

NFS jumped the shark a decade ago. 

Kerrizma
Kerrizma

I can't see Michael Keaton as a race car driver. 20 years ago, maybe, but not today.

mxpower
mxpower

Movies based on video games are always amazing. Movie based on a racing video game should be epic 

burns112233
burns112233

So people can't make any racing movies because it reminds them of Fast and the Furious.  But hey Batman and Iron Man completely different movies nothing similar about those two at all make more of those because they're completely different!

The_Kazekyo
The_Kazekyo

@raahsnavj These are not real people buddy, these are the characters from the Need for Speed The Run game.

Tviper7
Tviper7

I'll take Fast & Furious 6 over NFS Movie any day I'm guranteed to be entertained by Justin Lee and Crew plus hot women hotter cars and real stunts no cg, althought the stock cast of fast/furious is getting kinda of old but this breaking bad kid really doesn't impress me....

V3rciS
V3rciS

@Apathy4Marmite Oh man so you've seen Fast and Furious as well...

oflow
oflow

starring Chris Brown

ahpuck
ahpuck

@PacoTaco  More like was eaten by a shark a decade ago. The brand has been so diluted it's not even funny. Personally, the last good ones was the underground series.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@Kerrizma Oh no, you got it all wrong, he's a race car SELLER.  No, I'm just kidding.  I don't really know.

edit: it would make more sense though, imho.

Apathy4Marmite
Apathy4Marmite

@V3rciS It was a long time ago, I don't remember much of it... But I've also seen Wacky Races as well so I guess you could say I'm somewhat of an expert on street racing films and TV. :p

Pupchu
Pupchu

@oflow "2 Fast Need for 2 Furious Speed: Frostbite Drift"