Does the world need another car movie franchise after the long-running Fast & Furious series, the sixth installment of which opens next month, while a seventh (!) film has been fast-tracked for a summer 2014 release?
Well, as they say, it all depends on whom you ask and, naturally, how good the movie is. You can’t answer the latter unless you’ve seen it, but we can tell you that as car enthusiasts, you can count us in for being interested, especially if we’re talking about exotics like the McLaren P1…
All this brings us to the upcoming movie “Need for Speed” (or NFS for short) based on the racing game franchise, which we’re sure most of you are familiar with. Just last week, the main protagonist of the movie, Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, tweeted that filming started in Mendocino County, just north of San Francisco.
“Just landed in San Francisco and now heading to Mendocino to start rehearsals for Need For Speed. I hope they have my Bushmills at the bar,” Paul wrote on his Tweeter page.
Mendocino County has a long tradition in playing host to the movie industry and thankfully, knows how to create some buzz, even if we’re just talking about pictures shot from the set.
Now, in the first image we see a matte black Porsche Cayenne and Ford Mustang, a Bugatti Veyron, and two supercars, a yellow one which we’re not sure what it is, and a red model that we believe to be either a Koenigsegg or less likely, a Saleen S7, and this because we get another glimpse of it in the second image, parked next to the all-new McLaren P1 This should be the first appearance of the British sports car on film.
We’ll have to wait for more detailed info, but for now, we can tell you that the NFS movie, produced by the DreamWorks Studio, was originally set for release on February 7, 2014, but the date has since been move to March 14, 2014.
Correction: We originally found these photos on the Facebook page of the Mendocino County Film Office (MCFO), which we credited, but after further investigation, turns out they were sourced from Mendocinosportsplus.