Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Zane Merva0
Ford Mustang wins lead roll in Need For Speed Movie
Ford Motor Company and Dreamworks have announced that the two have partnered to produce a feature film based on the popular video game series “Need For Speed.” The upcoming action flick will feature a custom “hero” Mustang as the star of the movie.
The movie, slated for a March 14th, 2014 release, will feature “significant integration” of Ford products and will star “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul as the lead.
“’Need for Speed’ is rooted in Americana, and when we were casting our hero car for the film, Ford Mustang was the obvious choice,” said Stacy Snider of Dreamworks Studio. “With its 50-year history in film, the iconic Mustang is the perfect co-star for Aaron Paul. We are privileged to have such an esteemed partner like Ford working with us on this film and look forward to seeing their Mustang up on the big screen next year.”
“Ford Mustang is a symbol of freedom and optimism that allows you to be the person you dream of being, making it the perfect fit for this story,” said Farley. “Ford is excited to partner with DreamWorks and Electronic Arts as they bring the epic gaming franchise of ‘Need For Speed’ to the big screen, allowing us to go further with them as they tell their great story on the global stage.”
To say the Ford Mustang has been used a lot in the movies would be an understatement. The iconic pony car has seen over 3,000 cameos in feature films over the years. The car has had a role in multiple James Bond movies, including “Gold Finger” and “Diamonds Are Forever.” Of course, nearly everyone knows about the Mustang’s most famous role, starring alongside Steve McQueen in the Movie “Bullett”
The next game in the ‘Need For Speed” series, “Need For Speed Rivals” is due out on November 19th of this year (2013) and will be available on XBox 360, XBox One, and Playstation 3/4.