New Ford Mustang makes Need for Speed screen debut

Ford Mustang - Need for Speed / Detroit Motor Show
15 Jan, 2014 12:52pm Nathan Velayudhan

Ford Mustang makes on-screen debut in Need for Speed movie following appearance at Detroit Motor Show 2014

The Ford Mustang, having only just debuted in the metal at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, will also be making its big-screen debut in the forthcoming Need for Speed movie, on March 14.

In the highly-anticipated Need for Speed movie, based on the Electronic Arts (EA) video game series, the Ford Mustang will be driven by Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.

This will be the first on-screen appearance of the all-new, next-generation Ford Mustang. The latest version of the iconic American muscle car gets a fresh design, new fuel-efficient engines and is set to hit UK shores by early 2015.

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It's said to be smaller and closer in spirit to the original 1964 Ford Mustang - a car which made its own screen debut in the James Bond classic, Goldfinger.

The on-screen debut marks something of a milestone for the Ford Mustang - IMDB has chronicled an impressive 3,200 appearances to date of the car throughout both film and television. The famous muscle car even has its own page on IMDB, which called on the efforts of over 100 contributors to compile the vast amount of entries.

Need for Speed Movie

Need for Speed is an upcoming 2014 American action film, based on the EA video game series of the same name. Aaron Paul stars as the lead role, and some might recognise him from the hit series Breaking Bad where he played the charismatic drug dealer Jesse Pinkman.

EA collaborated with DreamWorks Studios in order to create a film version of Need for Speed but an original script was penned for the film so it isn't an exact replica of the game.

Need for Speed video game

The film is based on the video game Need for Speed; a series of racing video games spanning several instalments to include popular titles such as Need for Speed: Rivals, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: World.

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