Perfect timing on this Need for Speed trailer, what with Breaking Bad drawing to a close this weekend. Fans of AMC’s smash hit will be wondering what costar Aaron Paul will be up to next, and the answer seems to be: getting behind the wheel of several flipping, burning cars!
Paul plays Tobey, a street racer with a prison past who enters into a cross-country race in hopes of getting revenge on the men who framed him years earlier. To make matters worse, Tobey’s former partner figures out WHY he has entered the race, and puts a bounty on our hero’s head. So this sounds like a marriage between The Cannonball Run and Death Race, starring Jesse Pinkman. Duly noted.
My bigger question lies in how Speed director Scott Waugh will differentiate his car carnage from like-minded smash-'em-up thrillers like Getaway:
Or the Fast & Furious series, of course:
Plus, I’m concerned that Paul will ALWAYS be Jesse Pinkman from here on out, which is fine because Breaking Bad (in my opinion) is the greatest program in television history. But can he have a film career outside of the show? We’ll see once Need for Speed reaches theaters on February 7, 2014.