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  When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.


Today we come to you with a heavy heart with the announcement that Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, has died in a car crash. Earlier on Saturday, there were rumors that he had perished in a car accident, but the horrible news was confirmed Saturday at 10:14 p.m. on his official Twitter page.

According to the report and witness statements, Walker was a passenger in a red Porsche Carrera GT , which was driven by a friend of his. The car was apparently speeding, per the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department’s report, and it slammed into a light pole.

By the time EMTs and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the Porsche was engulfed in flames. Walker and his friend, whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and leaves millions of Fast and Furious fans with a heavy heart. Numerous Fast and Furious cast member expressed their emotions through various social media sites, including Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Tyrese Gibson. He was just 40 years old...

Update 12/1/2013 10:20 a.m.: Reports are suggesting that the driver of the Porsche was Roger Roda, who was a close personal friend of Walker’s and a professional racecar driver who had participated in the Pirelli World Challenge. The crash occurred following a charity event that the two attended.

Source: Yahoo

There’s a lot of hype building around the upcoming release of the Need for Speed movie and for good reason, the racing game franchise has become one of the most iconic in the history of video games and a move towards the big screen is usually a sign of a healthy financial standing.

The first trailer was released a few months ago and while it did little to spark our interest in the movie, we did see that the whole thing is filled with lots and lots of supercars . That and Aaron Paul, our dude from Breaking Bad, will play the starring role in it.

Following up on that teaser trailer, the full length trailer for Need for Speed has finally been released, giving us a better indication on what we can expect when the movie is released in March 2014. It might be hard for Need for Speed to compete with the Fast & Furious franchise, but if the movie plays it smartly and develops an identity of its own, it probably won’t need to.

The many fans of the video game franchise will make sure of that.

Click past the jump to watch an on-the-set preview for Need for Speed: The Movie

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A few months ago, Audi announced the Virtual Vision — a concept car specially designed for the upcoming "The Ender’s Game" movie. Today, Audi unveiled a new video explaining how the concept came to life and its development process.

Of course, there is no chance for the Virtual Vision Concept to have a life off of the silver screen, but it is nice to see it as a design exercise. It was built using Audi’s quattro technology and it will appear in "key scenes that have a lasting impact on the life of the protagonist."

As a reminder, the "Ender’s Game" movie was inspired by the best-selling, award-winning novel written by American author Orson Scott Card. The movie tells the story of Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. It will arrive on theaters on November 1st, 2013.

Check out the video to see how the future of transportation will look like in 2088.

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If you haven’t seen Rush just yet, you still have time get a chance to. In the mean time, you can start daydreaming about another flick that includes an icon in the automotive industry: Carroll Shelby .

Apparently the new movie, titled "Go Like Hell," has in pre-production since 2011, and it will tell the story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans during the 1960s.

The new movie will be based on the 2009 book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans" by A.J. Baime. He is an editor for Playboy Magazine, and managed to write the book based on some extensive interviews with Lloyd Ruby, Mario Andretti and Carol Shelby.

The initial details on the movie suggest that Tom Cruise will play the role of Carroll Shelby in the upcoming movie. Michael Mann and Brad Pitt were also associated with the role, but Cruise was chosen because of his role in another auto-racing movie — "Days Of Thunder" — back in 1990.

We have no other details on the movie, but if the movie gets the final "OK" from the studio, we expect it to arrive sometime in 2015.

Click past the jump to watch Cruise in action in Days Of Thunder.

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Transformers 4 is deep in filming major action sequences all over the world this year, with director Michael Bay’s latest tweets from Hong Kong proof enough to love or hate this guy.

As an effects and brand integration expert, Mr. Bay’s Transformers films have a huge fan base all over the world. Since 2007, these movies are directly attributed to more than $400 billion in total attributed revenue from ticket sales at the movie theaters, but also for all the products Mr. Bay integrates into his films.

Product placement is so irritating some times. More so than even Mr. Bay himself, at times, which is a big achievement.

When the brand integration is forced, it ruins the plot’s authentic feel. Seeing a Nokia or Sony smartphone in any music video since 2000 is a good example of bad product placement.

Good product placement means writing the brands into the plot of the movie from before day one.

Chevrolet has been a generous partner for the Transformers films, both footing the bill for a new fleet of Autobots for each film and also marketing the movies pretty aggressively with its own dollars.

The reason for this is simple: full-length action films have a global and multilingual reach far beyond any 30-second television commercial.

Oh, and could our new car be the Star of the film? The 2007 Transformers film debuted the Camaro before it was on sale, and since then has shown interesting concepts for what ultimately became the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

These movie cars take the ’pulse’ of GM’s styling departments by letting them create without production feasibility or engineering limits. They are, in short, the best concept cars Chevrolet makes.

So feast your eyes on the nearly 20 high-resolution pictures snapped by Ron Alder Photography in Hong Kong this week.

Click past the jump for real-life images of the Camaro BumbleBee concept that is featured in Transformers 4, arriving in theaters in June 2014.

By now, the Fast and Furious franchise has become one of the biggest in Hollywood in recent years.

So, what better way for the movie to give back to its legions of fans by allowing one of them to be part of the next Fast and Furious movie .

You may think that this is all lip service, but believe it or not, it’s actually going to happen. One lucky person will be picked to appear in the movie in a "walk-on-role," presumably sharing some kind of scene with one of the stars of the movie.

The rules to enter the competition is pretty straightforward. All you have to do follow @FastandFuriousMovie on Instagram, upload a video and tell those who handle the movie’s IG account why you should be the next member of the Fast Family. Remember to hashtag your video with #UltimateFastFan to conclude your entry into the competition.

We gotta say, it’s an ingenious marketing ploy by the franchise to get even more fans excited about the seventh movie.

Entrants need to be legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older to be eligible for the competition so if you have the qualifications, don’t waste time and post your entries as soon as possible. Competition starts at 12:00 midnight Pacific Time on October 7 and ends at 6:00 pm PT on November 30.

Click past the jump to look back on Fast and Furious 6 courtesy of the movie’s final trailer

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Back in 2012, Electronic Arts and Dreamworks announced plans to develop a movie inspired by the "Need For Speed" video game. After much speculation, today we can bring you the first official trailer of the movie, and we have to admit, it looks quite promising.

Muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) was framed for a crime he did not commit, so he gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.

As you can see from the trailer video, he gets to thrash around tons of bad-ass cars, like a heavily modified Shelby GT500, a McLaren P1 , the MP4-12C , a Bugatti Veyron , plus a few Koenigsegg and Saleen models. If that’s not enough to get the race fuel running through your veins, we don’t know what to say...

The "Need For Speed" movie will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014.

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The official "Rush" movie is set to hit theaters in select cities on September 20th — the full release comes on September 27th — and it will tell the story of two great Formula One drivers: Niki Lauda and James Hunt. While we are pretty sure you have seen all the official trailer videos, there is one you have surely missed: this sweet Lego recreation.

The idea belongs to Edward Hunter, and he sure did a bang-up job at mimicking the trailer in an all-block work. He created mini figures for nearly every character in the trailer, including the stars Niki Lauda and James Hunt, of course.

While he says he is not a big fan of the upcoming Rush movie, the fact that he worked on the Lego trailer made him appreciate the work behind the movie a little bit more. Maybe in the end he will end up being a huge Rush fan.

Check out the video above to see how Lauda and Hunt look in the Lego world.


Nitro Warriors 2 - AFTERBURNER by VanguardPictures

A little over a year ago, Vanguard Pictures released a stop-motion film, called Nitro Warriors, that really made an impression on all of us. It was cool, fun and offered three minutes worth of good times.

This year, the crew is back with a sequel to Nitro Warriors. Part 2 is actually called "NItro Warriors 2: Afterburner, and similar to the first episode, it involves a lot of Hot Wheels cars, some fancy cinematography, and plenty of action made even more impressive by the stop-motion nature of the film.

Nitro Warriors 2: Afterburner is also a little longer than the first one, with car races and flying cars being thrown into the mix as well. But the best part, at least as far as we’re concerned, is the ending. We wont’ spoil any details but just so you know, there are things that happen in the film that you probably won’t get to see in real life.

Click past the jump to watch the first episode of Vanguard Pictures’ Nitro Warriors

Source: Daily Motion
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We have heard all kinds of rumors about the fourth installment of the Transformers movie franchise, and director Michael Bay has decided to reveal the official poster for the movie along with its title: "Age of Extinction."

This name confirms the previous rumors that suggested that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" would bring into focus the Dinobots — robots that transform into dinosaurs. This confirmation was also made by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who said "I cannot disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about. The world’s coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles, so whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it will be a feast for the eyes."

The new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will feature stars like Mark Wahlberg, who replaces Shia LaBeouf as the movie’s lead, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and T.J. Miller.

Click past the jump to watch trailer video for previous Transformers movies.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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