It looks like Dreamworks' Need for Speed movie
is on the fast track to production: Aaron Paul, who plays Jesse Pinkman in AMC's Breaking Bad
, is slated to play the lead. Paul has won two Emmys for his role in Breaking Bad
, and has also starred in The Last House on the Left
and HBO's Big Love
Scott Waugh, a veteran stuntman and director of Act of Valor
, is directing the movie, George and John Gatnis are writing the screenplay, and EA vice president Patrick O'Brien is one of the producers.
"The film adaptation will be a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise." the press release
reads. "In Need for Speed, the cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat."
While we don't want Paul to be typecast, it'd be pretty cool if he drives an RV for part of the movie. Or even just a blue car. Can you give us that, Dreamworks?