Need for Speed is a film adaptation based on the Need for Speed franchise that was released on March 14, 2014, and was produced by both DreamWorks Studios and Electronic Arts.
Scott Waugh directed the film and Aaron Paul was cast for the lead role. The plot was written by George and John Gatins. The story does not focus on a single game but on the entire series.
The movie is described as "a fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise".
Having served a prison sentence after being falsely convicted, street racer and mechanic Tobey Marshall (portrayed by Aaron Paul) plans his revenge.
Upon his release, he enters a cross-country race to save his garage and serve up some much deserved payback to Dino Brewster (portrayed by Dominic Cooper), the ex-business associate who betrayed him. A cunning and wealthy player in the cut-throat world of underground racing, Brewster has eyes and ears everywhere. He receives a heads-up about the clandestine mission of vengeance, and a huge bounty is placed on his ex-partner's head. However, Tobey is determined not to let anything stop him on his quest to get even, no matter how badly the odds are stacked against him.