Two bits of information regarding two high profile video game movies. First, Michael Keaton is joining “Need for Speed”.  He joins Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson and Scott ‘Kid Cudi’ Mescudi.

According to Heat Vision, “the story tells of a local street-racer (Paul) who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate (Cooper), only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After his stint in the joint, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer’s head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.

In other news, Fox will reboot “Hitman”. A shame since Timothy Olyphant is a great actor. He will be replaced by…Paul Walker. Oh boy.

It will be directed by Aleksander Bach who has directed commercials. This sounds like a real…winner?

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