NEED FOR SPEED’s Director Scott Waugh Hosts Q&A and Screening At Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

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In celebration of the August 5th home entertainment release for NEED FOR SPEED, an exclusive screening event was held for Petersen Automotive Museum Members on the evening of Thursday, July 31 and WAMG was there.

The event showcased an advanced screening of the bonus feature “Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie,” hosted a filmmaker/talent Q&A with Director Scott Waugh & childhood family friend and industry stunt coordinator extraordinaire Lance Gilbert, and then screened the entire film. The hero car from the film will be on display at the museum through October.





In Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie, viewers are invited to go behind the wheel for an up-close look at what it takes to capture high-octane car stunts on camera.

The filmmakers discuss the challenges and benefits of this “old school” in-camera approach, which requires the actors to learn how to handle a car at high speeds; building cars that actors can drive and that can be filmed; cameras that can fit in small spaces; and the marriage of physical special effects and stunts. All of this translates into an exhilarating cinematic ride, as the actors discuss the difference between pretending to go 100 mph in front of a green screen, and really going 100 mph in a vehicle.

We talked to Lance Gilbert, a third generation stunt coordinator whose grandfather performed in BEN-HUR. He enjoyed working with his father and brothers on the amazing “grasshopper” jump in which the Mustang takes an airborne detour. Another innovative, high-flying stunt involved a Koenigsegg Agera launching a second Agera from a ramp into the air. Foregoing CGI allowed Lance to choreograph the stunts like plays with longer takes covered by as many as 20 cameras. One camera was hit by a car but recorded enough to get the shot in the can!


Based on the best-selling video game series, the action-packed movie NEED FOR SPEED is racing home for ownership on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD and On-Demand August 5th, each tricked out with never-before-seen bonus features you won’t want to miss!

Buckle up with star Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson and Michael Keaton in this high-speed tale about an underground driver (Paul) who sets off on a race for revenge against the wealthy ex-NASCAR driver (Cooper) who framed him for a crime he didn’t commit. Delivering real speed, real danger and real action, this turbo-charged thriller explodes on screen on Blu-ray and Digital HD with spectacular high definition picture and sound!

NEED FOR SPEED was directed by Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) and stars Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Mission Impossible 3), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Devil’s Double), Imogen Poots (Fright Night, That Awkward Moment), Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi (upcoming Entourage: The Movie, “How to Make it in America”) Dakota Johnson (upcoming 50 Shades of Grey, The Social Network) and Michael Keaton (Batman, Toy Story 3).


Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:

Digital HD & SD*

Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD + Digital Copy)


  • Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie
  • Ties That Bind
  • The Circus Is In Town
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul**
  • Monarch & Maverick Outtakes with Introduction by Director Scott Waugh
  • 4 Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Director Scott Waugh
  • The Sound Of Need For Speed
  • “B-Camera” – Crash Compilation with introduction by Director Scott Waugh (Easter Egg)
  • Need For Speed™ Rivals Trailer

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

**Audio commentary not available for digital

Bonus Materials for This Product:

1-Disc DVD


  • Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie
  • Need For Speed™ Rivals Trailer


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