• Jul 14, 2012
Here we have the second interesting tidbit about the Need for Speed movie recently fast-tracked by Dreamworks studios, after finding out it would be helmed by stuntman and Act of Valor co-director Scott Waugh: it's slated for a February 7, 2014 release.

Hollywood generally reserves that month for dramas, so action films released then don't face a lot of competition within the genre. None of the Fast & Furious movies were released in February, and if you're wondering, the sixth film in that franchise is due Memorial Day weekend, 2013.

Dreamworks wants to give Need for Speed a chance to get its own air, but the studio's February-release track record is pretty bad, with bombs like I am Number Four, Euro Trip, and Norbit. (A notable exception? Old School.) NFS director Waugh probably likes February, though. After all, Act of Valor was released that month, and it's the film that got him the job.


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      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the whole gangs/cops/racing/heists/hot chicks/lack of physics/big crashes/nawwsss/cop chases/riced out tuner cars/partying thing is covered well enough by Fast and Furious franchise. Need For Speed should be a documentary on the addictive effects of methamphetamine.
      SooooRight
      • 2 Years Ago
      nipples
      me
      • 2 Years Ago
      This game is probably gonna suck as most video game movies do. BUT I'd live to see the E46 m3 gts star in this movie. Most wanted nailed the engine sound and it sounded great. If this movie focus on the cars like the original FF did, it might do ok. If is all about some dude helping or saving some chic....fail
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @me
        E46 M3 GTS? Do you mean E46 M3 CSL, or E92 M3 GTS?
        I hate cars
        • 2 Years Ago
        @me
        Yeah because as a serious car enthusiast who appreciates serious car and serious movies, you of course knew it's an E46 M3 GTR.
      Toyota ft-86
      • 2 Years Ago
      NFS more like NSFW
      ThucBiDza
      • 2 Years Ago
      boobs and cars.....america fuk yea!
      EG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Euro Trip was hilarious!
      Clock
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thanks for telling me autoblog. Now I can get a headstart on not watching it. Seriously though, I'll probably watch it. I'd be interested in a genuine street racing film that doesn't go so outrageous with the explosions, gun fights, and global drug cartels.
        Michael Page
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Clock
        Or just wait untill April when it's released on cable. This whole article has got me asking...when does mad max come out?
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Auto blog shilling movies again
      • 2 Years Ago
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        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        The movie's bound to feature an abundance of crappy ricing on slow boring crapboxes made "faster" with VTEC stickers, Type R badges, hot neon pink paint, fart cannons you can live inside, glow in the dark decals, orange air filters, fake blowoff valves, searing underglows, and 2 foot tall rear wings on FWD cars. Oh and spinners. So you will definitely get your share of Asian metal, ok? And after their engines blow up trying to run 100lb of boost, the European and American cars settle a proper race. At that point, all the rice burners go home from watching Need For Speed in the theater to playing it at home on their gameboys. Of course, if they try street racing and lightly scrape each on their way home, they'd be left holding a steering wheel sitting in a pile of scrap metal. Normally I respect Asian cars and their fans as equals, but when theboyracer/FriedColumbianRiceTunerTardCaptain tries to troll, ya gotta lay in the burn.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        My friend has a VW Jetta with almost 200k miles, with no electrical or mechanical or structural issues to speak of. It's also half track modded and spends a lot of its time being driven with a lead foot. Same guy has a Dodge Dakota that also had well over 100k miles on it, a lot of it spent on offroading. The only Japanese car in his family, his mother's Maxima, crumpled like a beer can when rear ended at a pretty low speed. And I don't know of any car that "blows up" at 20k miles of regular driving. Unless it's a Taliban special, I guess.
      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd welcome the NFS movie a few years back when the franchise was about racing, NFS Porsche was a gem and I think it's the best of the series. But since it turned into gangsta boy racer wannabe contest, it turned into backstreet bravado dudery. Less to do with the need for speed, more to do with need for recognition from the amateur tuning cohort.... In other words, Fast and furious .... Without a cause.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Rick
        • 2 Years Ago
        Nipples seem to hang too low giving the impression of small, saggy, boobies.
      • 2 Years Ago
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