If Need for Speed‘s new trailer is being honest with us, the upcoming action film will be a brew of “love, vengeance and motor oil – all swirling together.” So says Michael Keaton’s character in the teaser, which finds Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul navigating through high-speed car chases and craving sweet revenge.
“I spent two years thinking about one moment,” says Paul’s character, Tobey, in a lengthy voiceover. “He set me up. He just left him there. That’s what I can’t forgive.” Though the the plot remains vague, the trailer shows Tobey being released from a prison stint, reconnecting with his old friends (including rapper Kid Cudi) and scheming to get his enemy (played by Dominic Cooper) behind bars. Cooper’s character learns of the plan and offers a handsome $6 million to “anyone who puts a stop to him.”
The two-minute trailer features a high-voltage montage of explosions, open-road craziness (including a shot of a car dangling from a helicopter), melodramatic action-flick one-liners and even a bit of romance for Paul’s character – all the elements one would expect from a film based on a popular video game.
Paul recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the process of working on such a stunt-driven film.
”The community of stunt men and women is a family,” he says. “During these big sequences, there’s a silence that goes on around set. Some sh-t can go down. They’d huddle around and say, ‘I’ll see you on the other side.’ It’s amazing what they do. To see that family and that brotherhood was a really cool thing.”
Need for Speed will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014.