Film studios can’t resist the allure of turning highly profitable video game IPs into movies, but whether or not they ever live up to the quality of their source material is up for debate. While Hollywood has produced some entertaining and mega-successful video game adaptations throughout the years, the general consensus is that most of them aren’t very good and filmmakers should steer clear of making more of them. “Need for Speed” is one of several video game flicks that was savaged by critics upon release in 2014, though it seemed to have fared better among audiences.
Inspired by the success of the “Fast & Furious” saga, “Need for Speed” was released with franchise goals in mind. While Aaron Paul was hot of the heels of “Breaking Bad,” the movie underperformed at the domestic box office and seemingly ended any chance of a sequel coming to fruition. That was until “Need for Speed” did some big business at the Chinese box office and rumblings of a sequel started making the rounds. But is “Need for Speed 2” actually happening?