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First Trailer for Aaron Paul's 'Need for Speed' Takes a Cue from the 'Breaking Bad' 'Ozymandias' Trailer

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 25, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 25, 2013 |

The voice over in Aaron Paul’s Need for Speed trailer has echoes of Bryan Cranston’s reading of “Ozymandias” in a trailer for Breaking Bad before the season began, but one suspects that Need for Speed will not end as grimly as Breaking Bad likely will. I mean, it’s a Hollywood film. They don’t allow that sort of thing. Hell, I understand that in Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake, Josh Brolin marries the axe in the end and they ride off in the sunset.

Anyway, Need for Speed also stars Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper and Michael Keaton, and it’s based on a video game and comes from Act Of Valor director Scott Waugh, so temper your expectations. Aaron Paul may be the most popular guy on television outside of Bryan Cranston right now, but he’s not yet be a Hollywood star. Unfortunately, has to accept scripts accordingly.

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