‘Need for Speed’ Sequel Being Developed as China Co-Production


video game movie renaissance might be on the way, but last year’s car chase action flick Need for Speed didn’t quite manage to kick it off. Based on the long-running series of racing games published by Electronic Arts, Need for Speed starred Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul as street racer Tobey Marshall, who is framed for car theft and manslaughter – and, upon being released on parole, sets out to get revenge for the death of his friend.

Need for Speed saw a fairly low turnout in U.S. theaters, grossing only $43.5 million domestically, but had greater success in China by hitting over $66.2 million in ticket sales – almost a third of the total worldwide gross. Although Need for Speed was generally panned by critics, its success overseas makes it a financial success – and now it seems that this about to pay off.

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