Need For Speed
Need for Speed is a 2014 American 3D action film directed by Scott Waugh, produced by DreamWorks Pictures. It is the first Disney/Touchstone film to be based on an adaptation of the Need for Speed series of video games by Electronic Arts.
Toby Marshall: I do not fear, for you are with me. All those who defied me, shall be ashamed and disgraced. Those who wage war against me, shall perish. I will find strength, find guidance, and I will triumph.
Toby Marshall: They took everything from me.
When Toby and Julia are doing the ‘Grasshopper’ jump in Detroit, the wheels of the Mustang change between shots. During the jump the wheels are much smaller and thinner.
A majority of the car stunts in the film were done practically using car shells, with hardly any VFX used. The body shell for the Konigsegg, a $4.6 million supercar, cost roughly $300,000.
The Shelby is a higher performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1967, and Shelby Automotive from 1968 to 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang but this time designed and built by Ford at Ford Plants.
A former race car driver owns a Mount Kisco, New York garage, where he and his friends tune performance cars. Struggling to make ends meet, he and his crew participate in street races after hours. One day, Dino Brewster, Tobey’s former rival, arrives at his garage in a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with an offer to complete the build of a rare Ford Shelby Mustang worked on by the late Carroll Shelby
It stars Aaron Paul as street racer Toby Marshall, who sets off to race cross-country, as a way of avenging his friend’s death at the hands of a rival racer. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures on March 14, 2014, in 3D, IMAX, and conventional 2D theaters. The storyline, in particular, the cross country racing and settings in countryside rather than cities, is loosely based on Need for Speed: The Run, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Need for Speed: Rivals.The film grossed $203 million internationally, against a $66 million production budget.
The Mustang featured in the movie is a 2013 Shelby GT-500 Wide Body. It has a 5.8 liter supercharged V8 producing 662 hp (not the stated 900 hp) and 631 ft/lbs of torque. The car Julia picks Tobey up in upon his release from prison is the 2015 Mustang GT Prototype.
The Bugatti Veyron in the De Leon race at the end of the film is painted to look like the Veyron Super Sport World Record Edition, but is in fact a standard Veyron. One of the telltales is the roof air scoops, which sit on top of the roof on the standard Veyron (as shown in the film), whereas the Super Sport’s scoops are incorporated into the roof itself.
Paul first became known for his role as Scott Quittman on HBO’s Big Love; he appeared 14 times on the show. In 2008
Big Love is an American television drama that aired on HBO between March 2006 and March 2011. The show is about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy. Big Love stars Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin, as well as a large supporting cast.